North Carolina Area Code
North Carolina, a diverse state with urban and rural areas, is served by several area codes. The most prominent include 704 and 980 for Charlotte, 919 for Raleigh, and 336 for Greensboro. These area codes facilitate effective communication across the state's bustling cities and picturesque landscapes.
|State Nickname:||The Tar Heel State Equality State|
|Area Codes||252, 336, 704, 828, 910, 919, 980|
|Timezone||Eastern Time (ET)|
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North Carolina area codes are numerical prefixes used for telecommunications in the state. The primary time zone is Eastern Time (ET), with area codes like 704, 919, and 336. They help route phone calls efficiently within North Carolina, following Eastern Standard Time (EST) during standard time and Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) during daylight saving time.
Note that the start and end dates of daylight saving time can change
North Carolina's area codes have evolved to meet the state's growing telecommunications needs. Initially, the state had a single area code, 704. However, with population growth and increased demand for phone numbers, new area codes were introduced. For instance, area code 919 was designated for the Raleigh-Durham area, and 336 was created to serve the Piedmont Triad region. Additional area codes like 828 and 980 were added as well. These changes in area codes have been essential in managing and organizing telephone communications within North Carolina.
All Area Codes in North Carolina.
|Area Code||Location||History and Details|
|252||Northeastern North Carolina||Serves northeastern North Carolina, including cities like Greenville and Elizabeth City.|
|336||Piedmont Triad Region||Covers cities such as Greensboro, Winston-Salem, and High Point in the Piedmont Triad region.|
|704||Charlotte and Surrounding Areas||Covers Charlotte and its neighboring regions in North Carolina.|
|828||Western North Carolina||Covers western North Carolina, including Asheville and Boone.|
|910||Southeastern North Carolina||Covers southeastern North Carolina, including cities like Fayetteville and Wilmington.|
|919||Research Triangle Area||Encompasses the Research Triangle area, including Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill.|
|980||Charlotte and Surrounding Areas||An overlay area code for Charlotte and its neighboring regions.|
|984||Raleigh-Durham Area||An overlay area code for the Raleigh-Durham area.|
Largest Cities in North Carolina with area codes
Quick overview of large cities, their area codes, and some historical context for each North Carolina.
|Name||Area Code||History and Details|
|Charlotte||704, 980||Charlotte is the largest city in North Carolina.|
|Raleigh||919, 984||Raleigh is the capital city of North Carolina.|
|Greensboro||336||Greensboro is a major city in the Piedmont Triad region.|
|Durham||919, 984||Durham is known for its research institutions.|
|Winston-Salem||336||Winston-Salem is in the Triad region and known for its arts.|
|Fayetteville||910||Fayetteville is home to Fort Bragg.|
|Cary||919, 984||Cary is known for its quality of life.|
|Wilmington||910||Wilmington is a coastal city with historic charm.|
|High Point||336||High Point is known for its furniture industry.|
|Asheville||828||Asheville is in the western part of North Carolina.|