Virginia area codes signify particular regions and metropolitan areas within the state. These three-digit numbers precede every phone number and learning about area codes within Virginia can help you recognize unknown calls from surrounding states and long distances. Area codes in Virginia include:
|276 - Location|
|434 - Location|
|540 - Location|
|571 - Location|
|703 - Location|
|757 - Location|
|804 - Location|
|948 - Location|
Who Controls Virginia Area Codes?
The 1996 Telecommunication Act gave the FCC exclusive jurisdiction over phone numbering plans in the states. From this authority, the FCC created the NANPA (North American Numbering Plan Administrator). The NANPA is tasked with generating new area codes. At the state level, the duty of implementing, regulating, and conserving these area codes lies with the Virginia State Corporation Commission (SCC). The SCC is also responsible for notifying residents of new area codes generated.
Where is Area Code 276?
Split from area code 540 in 2001, places in Virginia covered by area code 276 include the counties and cities in the southwestern region of the state. Some larger cities and towns covered are Bristol, Abingdon, Bluefield, Galax, Wytheville, Martinsville, Big Stone Gap, Castlewood, Gate City, Lebanon, Collinsville, Hillsville, Norton, Patrick Springs, Raven, and Richlands.
Where is Area Code 434?
Area code 434 is mainly issued to telephone subscribers living in the South Central area including Lynchburg, Charlottesville, Danville, and Richmond metro areas. Popular cities in this area include Arlington and Charlottesville city.
Where is Area Code 540?
The 540 area code stretches across Central and Northern portions of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Popular cities serviced by this area code include Roanoke County, Harrisonburg City, Montgomery County, City of Salem, City of Staunton, and Winchester County.
Where are Area Codes 571/703?
Where are Area Codes 757 and 948?
Located in Virginia, Area Codes 757 and 948 stretch over many cities in Hampton Roads and Southeast regions, including the cities of Chesapeake, Hampton, Franklin, Newport News, Belle Haven, Norfolk, Poquoson, Portsmouth, Smithfield, Virginia Beach, Williamsburg, and Suffolk.
Where is Area Code 804?
Virginia Area Code 804 is used by the east-central, northern neck, and the middle peninsula of the state. Popular cities covered by area code 804 include Richmond, Ashland, Chester, Colonial Heights, Fort Lee, Glen Allen, Gloucester Point, Highland Springs, Hopewell, Mechanicsville, Petersburg, and Tuckahoe cities.