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Within area code 202, the District of Columbia, also known as Washington D.C., is situated on the Potomac River's east bank. This city is the capital of the United States of America and was founded on July 16th, 1790. Named after both George Washington (1st U.S. President) and explorer Christopher Columbus, Washington D.C. is famous for its rich history. Neo-classical architecture, national monuments, arts and culture are a few amenities found in this well-known city.
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Area code 202 is the designated area code for Washington, DC. It is one of the oldest area codes in the United States.
It was originally deployed in 1947 as part of the North American Numbering Plan. 202 is the only area code covering the city of Washington, D.C.
The North American Numbering Plan was created was to standardize telephone dialling formats in the United States and Canada. It divided the territory and assigned each region a three-digit prefix.
Each individual telephone number in the United States and Canada is assigned a seven-digit telephone number. These consist of a three-digit central office code and a four-digit station number. These seven-digit strings are unique only within their respective area codes.
The area code, central office code and station code together form a complete 10 digit telephone number.
Seven-digit (local format) allows a caller to dial a local number without including its area code. In most of the US and Canada, 10-digit dialling is mandatory. For international calling, the North American Numbering Plan uses the international code +1.
Washington, D.C. has a population of over 646,000 residents. "D.C." stands for "District of Columbia," and refers to a special area that is not a state, but is instead a federal district. It is the seat of the federal government of the United States of America. Federal employment accounts for a third of the workforce of the city.
Other major industries include financial services, healthcare, entertainment, retail, hospitality, food service, technology, and tourism. Nearly 20 million tourists visit Washington, D.C. every year. Area code 202 is bordered by Maryland area codes 301 and 240. Its other neighbours are the Virginia area codes 703, 571, and 540.
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