- Area code 218
Area code 218 is one of the two original
telephone numbering plancodes for Minnesota, though it has been modified since inception. By area, the region is the largest area code in the state, covering roughly the northern half and including cities such as Duluth, Hibbing, Brainerd, Bemidji, and Moorhead.
According to a
1947map of the North American Numbering Plan(NANP), the region was originally "r"-shaped and covered about two-thirds of the state. Area code 612covered the remaining southeastern portion of the state. The shape was modified to roughly coincide with its current shape in 1954when area code 507was created to stretch across the southern fifth of Minnesota.
The region was unaffected in
1996when the 612 area was subdivided. Today, area code 320runs the length of the southern border with 218, and the 612 area code has been reduced in size so much that it now just covers Minneapolis proper and a few nearby suburbs.
Cities and Communities within Area code 218
List of NANP area codes
* [http://www.nanpa.com/area_code_maps/display.html?mn NANPA: Minnesota area code map]
* [http://www.areacode-info.com/!history/default.htm Area code history.] AreaCode-Info.com.
*(2001). [http://www.areacode-info.com/!maps/images/NANP1947.gif1947 Area Code Assignment Map.] GIF image at AreaCode-Info.com.
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