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Area code 229 is a telephone area code in the North American Numbering Plan for the southwest corner of the U.S. state of Georgia. The numbering plan area includes the cities of Albany, Valdosta, Leesburg, Bainbridge, Americus, Vienna, Fitzgerald, Ocilla, Cairo, Moultrie, Thomasville, McRae-Helena, and Tifton.

The area code was created in 2001 in a three-way split of area code 912, which had served the southern half of Georgia for forty-six years. Savannah and the eastern portion retained area code 912, while Macon and the northern portion were assigned to area code 478.

Based upon projections from October 2021, the area code is not expected to need relief until 2029.[1]

Service area

Area code 229 serves the following Georgia counties:

References

Georgia area codes: 229, 404, 470/678, 478, 706/762, 770, 912
North: 706/762, 478
West: 334 Area code 229 East: 912
South: 850, 386
Alabama area codes: 205/659, 251, 256/938, 334
Florida area codes: 239, 305/786, 321, 352, 386, 407/689, 561, 727, 772, 813, 850/448, 863, 904, 941, 954/754

Coordinates: 31°34′37″N 84°10′34″W / 31.57688°N 84.17617°W / 31.57688; -84.17617