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FutureStarr201 Area Codes
Before 1995, all NANP countries and territories outside the contiguous United States, Alaska, Hawaii and Canada shared the area code 809. This included Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Each has since been assigned one or more distinct numbering plan areas; area code 809 now exclusively serves the Dominican Republic (along with area codes 829 and 849). The United States Pacific territories of the Northern Mariana Islands and Guam joined the NANP in 1997, and American Samoa became an NANP member in October 2004. The Dutch possession of Sint Maarten was originally scheduled to join the NANP on May 31, 2010, but the changeover was postponed to September 30, 2011.
Area codes 201 and 551 are telephone area codes in the North American Numbering Plan in the U.S. State of New Jersey. Area code 201 was the area code assigned to the entire state of New Jersey in 1947, when the North American area code system was formulated. After splits in 1958, 1991 and 1997, it covers the northeasternmost portion of the state, including most of Hudson and Bergen counties, bordering the Hudson River and New York City. Major cities in the numbering plan area include Bayonne, Jersey City, Hoboken, Hackensack, Secaucus and Englewood. Area code 551 is an overlay code to the same numbering plan area that was installed in 2001. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)
The 201 area code, brought into effect by AT&T in 1947, was the first area code introduced from the North American Numbering Plan (NANP). In fact, this area code was also the first Direct Distance Dialing number and could place a call all the way to Alameda, California. Now, this code serves the state of New Jersey in the United States. (Source: www.globalcallforwarding.com)
New Jersey sits on the East Coast of the United States and shares borders with New York, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. Area code 201 is the most popular area code for Jersey City and the Hudson and Bergen counties of the Garden State. The area code originally covered all of New Jersey, but because of the rising population, it was redistributed to serve only the Northernmost parts of the state. Popular cities under this area code are: Jersey City, Union City, West New York, North Bergen, and Hoboken. (Source: www.globalcallforwarding.com)