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Area code 559 is an area code in Central Californiamarker, serving the counties ofFresnomarker, Maderamarker, Kingsmarker, and Tularemarker. It was created on November 14, 1998, when the southern half of the area code 209marker (in service since 1958) reached full capacity.


The 559 area code serves the Central California counties of Fresnomarker, Maderamarker, Kingsmarker, and Tularemarker. The major cities within the 559 area code region are Fresnomarker, Clovismarker, Maderamarker, Sangermarker, Reedleymarker, Selmamarker, Tularemarker, Visaliamarker, Hanfordmarker, Lemooremarker, and Portervillemarker.

Cities in the 559 area code

Fresno County

Kings County

Madera County

Tulare County


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 blocking 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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