Area code 662

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Area code 662, in the northern half of Mississippi.

Area code 662 is the telephone area code serving the northern half of Mississippi, including the 6 counties (Benton, Coahoma, Desoto, Marshall, Tate and Tunica) that are part of the Memphis metro area. It also includes the cities which are home to the state's two largest universities, Oxford (University of Mississippi or "Ole Miss") and Starkville (Mississippi State University).

It was created in 1999 in a split from area code 601. The split came in part because the Memphis LATA extends some distance into northern Mississippi, meaning a large block of numbers in Memphis' area code 901 are unavailable for use.

Primary cities covered by area code 662[edit]

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Mississippi area codes: 228, 601/769, 662
North: 731, 901
West: 318, 870 area code 662 East: 205/659, 256/938
South: 601/769
Alabama area codes: 205/659, 251, 256/938, 334
Arkansas area codes: 479, 501, 870
Louisiana area codes: 225, 318, 337, 504, 985
Tennessee area codes: 423, 615/629, 731, 865, 901, 931