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Map of California area codes in blue (and border states) with 559 in red

Area code 559 is an area code in Central California, serving the counties of Fresno, Madera, Kings, and Tulare. It was created on November 14, 1998, when the southern half of the area code 209 (in service since 1958) reached full capacity.

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Service

The 559 area code serves the Central California counties of Fresno, Madera, Kings, and Tulare. The major cities within the 559 area code region are Fresno, Clovis, Madera, Sanger, Reedley, Selma, Tulare, Visalia, Hanford, Lemoore, and Porterville.

Cities in the 559 area code

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Fresno County

Kings County

Madera County

Tulare County

History

Like many other regions that had experienced area code changes during the area code boom of the 1990s, both 559 and 209 were in the early planning stages of relief, potentially creating the need for introduction of further new area codes. Yet by 2002, number blocking was being enforced in the 209 and 559 area codes. Instead of handing out numbers in blocks of 10,000 to private companies (as had been normal practice since the beginning of the NANP in 1947), only 1,000 numbers would be handed out at a time. For example, instead of granting Pacific Bell all numbers (559) 330-xxxx, only numbers (559) 330-0xxx, or (559) 330-1xxx or (559) 330-2xxx, and so on, would be granted.

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State of California Area Codes: 209, 213, 310, 323, 408, 415, 424, 442, 510, 530, 559, 562, 619, 626, 650, 657, 661, 707, 714, 747, 760, 805, 818, 831, 858, 909, 916, 925, 949, 951
North: 209
West: 805, 831 area code 559 East: 760
South: 661

Coordinates: 37°N 120°W / 37°N 120°W / 37; -120


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