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Map of California numbering plan areas (blue) and border states. Area code 559 is shown in red.

Area code 559 is a California telephone area code that was split from area code 209 on November 14, 1998.

It covers the central San Joaquin Valley in central California, serving the counties of Fresno, Madera, Kings, and Tulare—an area largely coextensive with the Fresno and Visalia-Porterville metropolitan areas.

ServiceEdit

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, Coalinga, Clovis, Madera, Sanger, Reedley, Dinuba, Selma, Tulare, Visalia, Hanford, Lemoore, Porterville, Avenal, and Kingsburg, Caruthers

Cities in the 559 area codeEdit

Fresno CountyEdit

Kings CountyEdit

Madera CountyEdit

Tulare CountyEdit

HistoryEdit

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 pooling 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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California area codes: 209, 213/323, 279/916, 310/424, 341/510, 408/669, 415/628, 442/760, 530, 559, 562, 619/858, 626, 650, 657/714, 661, 707, 747/818, 805/820, 831, 840/909, 925, 949, 951
North: 209
West: 805/820, 831 area code 559 East: 442/760
South: 661

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