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    Cleveland Area Code 216

    Area code 216 is the telephone area code for the Cleveland, Ohio region. It also serves and many of the Cleveland suburbs within Cuyahoga County.

    216 one of the original area codes issued in the North American Numbering Plan. The NANP assigned each geographical region within the US and Canada a three-digit prefix. 216 was first deployed on January 1, 1947, and originally served all of northeastern Ohio.

    Each individual telephone number in the United States and Canada is assigned a seven-digit telephone number. These seven-digit sequences are unique only within their respective area codes. The can be repeated in other area codes. The area, central office, and station code form a complete 10 digit telephone number. This applies to both cell phone and landline numbers, and all phone companies follow this same format.

    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.

    To dial a Cleveland local number internationally, the caller would need to enter the number as +1 216 xxx xxxx.

    Area code 216 was split in 1996, and the southern portion of the state became area code 330. The eastern and western regions of Ohio were overlaid with area code 440 in 1997.

    Locations covered by the 216 area code include Beachwood, Brook Park, Cleveland Heights, Euclid, Garfield Heights, Independence, Lakewood, Maple Heights, and Shaker Heights.

    Cleveland is the second-largest city in Ohio and has just under 400,000 residents. People from the city are called "Clevelanders."

    Major attractions and cultural institutions in Cleveland include the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Cleveland Orchestra, the West Side Market, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

    Cleveland is nicknamed the "Forest City" for its role as the center of the Metroparks nature reserve system. The state of Ohio falls within the Eastern Time Zone.

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