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This article relates to area codes in Central New Jersey in the United States.

Area code 732 was created on June 1, 1997, as the result of a split in New Jersey area code 908,[1] and became mandatory on December 6 of that year. The area includes Middlesex, Somerset, and Union counties in Central New Jersey, and Monmouth and northern Ocean counties on the New Jersey Shore.

Area code 848 is an overlay code for this region that was created in 2001 as the pool of 732 numbers began to diminish drastically.[2]

The 732/848 and 908 area codes generally define the Central New Jersey region while 609/640/856 and 201/551/862/973 generally mark Southern New Jersey and Northern New Jersey, respectively.

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  1. ^ Newman, Andy. "New Area Codes Introduced", The New York Times, June 2, 1997. Accessed January 23, 2008.
  2. ^ McKay, Martha. "New Jersey Assigned New Area Codes.", The Record (Bergen County), April 18, 2001. Accessed August 11, 2001. "The new New Jersey area codes -- 551, 356, and 848 -- were announced this week and will be introduced next year [2002, as of this writing] in the regions currently served by 201, 973, and 732, respectively." "Archived copy". Archived from the original on December 1, 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-11.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)

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