Alabama Area Code
Alabama is a southeastern U.S. state located in the Deep South region. It is known for its diverse culture, rich history, and a geographic area covering approximately 52,420 square miles. Alabama's primary area codes are 205, 251, 256, 334, and 938, serving different regions of the state.
|State Nickname:||Yellowhammer State Equality State|
|Area Codes||205, 251, 256, 334, 659, 938|
|Timezone||Central Time Zone (CT)|
What time zone is Alabama?
Alabama primarily observes the Central Time Zone (CT), which is typically UTC-6 during Standard Time (CST) and UTC-5 during Daylight Saving Time (CDT) when daylight saving time is in effect, providing residents and businesses with an extra hour of daylight during the warmer months.
Note that the start and end dates of daylight saving time can change
Alabama's history, marked by Indigenous civilizations, European exploration, and statehood in 1819, saw it become a pivotal location during the American Civil War. The state's role in the Civil Rights Movement, including the Montgomery Bus Boycott and Selma-to-Montgomery marches, made it a focal point in the fight for equality. Today, Alabama preserves its historical heritage while embracing modern progress.
All Area Codes in Alabama
This table provides a quick overview of all area codes, their locations, and some historical context for each.
|Area Code||Location||History and Details|
|205||Birmingham, Tuscaloosa||One of the original area codes in Alabama.|
|251||Mobile, Gulf Shores||Covers the southwestern part of the state.|
|256||Huntsville, Decatur||Serves the northern region of Alabama.|
|334||Montgomery, Auburn||Covers the southeastern part of the state.|
|938||Overlay of 334||Overlay code for the 334 area.|
Largest Cities in Alabama with area codes
Quick overview of large cities, their area codes, and some historical context for each in Alabama.
|Name||Area Code||History and Details|
|Alabaster||205||A charming city in Alabama known for its community spirit.|
|Anniston||256||A historic city with a rich industrial heritage.|
|Auburn||334||Home to Auburn University and a thriving college town.|
|Bessemer||205||Known for its history in iron and steel production.|
|Birmingham||205||Alabama's largest city with a vibrant cultural scene.|
|Center Point||205||A suburban city offering a great quality of life.|
|Decatur||256||Known for its historic districts and riverfront.|
|Dothan||334||Famous for its annual National Peanut Festival.|
|Enterprise||334||Home to Fort Rucker and the U.S. Army Aviation Center.|
|Florence||256||A picturesque city on the banks of the Tennessee River.|
|Gadsden||256||Known for the Coosa River and cultural attractions.|
|Homewood||205||A charming suburb with a strong sense of community.|
|Hoover||205||Home to Riverchase Galleria, one of the largest shopping centers in the Southeast.|
|Huntsville||256||Known for NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center and aerospace industries.|
|Madison||256||A rapidly growing city near Huntsville.|
|Mobile||251||Alabama's only saltwater port and a hub of cultural diversity.|
|Montgomery||334||The state capital with a pivotal role in the Civil Rights Movement.|
|Mountain Brook||205||An affluent suburb known for its beautiful residential areas.|
|Opelika||334||A city with a rich history in manufacturing and commerce.|
|Phenix City||334||Located along the Chattahoochee River, offering various recreational opportunities.|
|Prattville||334||Known for its scenic parks and proximity to Montgomery.|
|Prichard||251||A city with a diverse cultural heritage and historical significance.|
|Selma||334||Famous for the Selma-to-Montgomery marches during the Civil Rights Movement.|
|Smiths||334||A community near Phenix City known for its serene surroundings.|
|Tuscaloosa||205||Home to the University of Alabama and a vibrant college town.|
|Vestavia Hills||205||An affluent suburb with excellent schools and a strong sense of community.|