District of Columbia, United States

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Basic Information About District of Columbia

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Capital : WashingtonPopulation of : 563,384
NDD: 1Current time: -05:00..-11:00
District of Columbia area code: 202Coordinates: 38° 56′ 31.7112” N, 77° 1′ 33.4380” W
Exit code : 011Area: 178 km²
Country code of United States : 1Official GOV. web site: dc.gov

District of Columbia Area Code Pieces of Information

The District of Columbia is located on the East Coast of the United States. The District of Columbia Area Code is located in the eastern time zone. The capital of the United States, Washington D.C., is located in the District of Columbia. The District of Columbia has a population of over 672,000 people. The majority of the population is African American (48%), followed by whites (32%), Hispanics (10%), and Asians (4%).

Area code 202 is the telephone area code serving Washington, D.C., which includes the federal government of the United States. It was one of the original 86 areas codes assigned in 1947 and originally included the entire eastern seaboard of the U.S., from Maine to Virginia. In 1991, Area code 202 was split, with the northern and eastern portions of the old 202 becoming Area code 301. Area code 202 is now co-terminus with the entire city of Washington, D.C.

The following are a few notable organizations and companies that use Area Code 202:

  • The White House
  • The United States Congress
  • The Pentagon
  • The United States Department of State
  • The Central Intelligence Agency
  • The Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Amtrak
  • Georgetown University
  • George Washington University
  • Howard University
  • The Washington Post
  • The Washington Times
  • NBC4 Washington
  • WUSA9
  • Fox 5 DC
  • WTTG
  • WDCA
  • WPFW
  • WMA
  • WWDC

The District of Columbia area code is overlaid with the 703 area code. This means that there are two different ways to dial phone numbers in the District of Columbia.

To make a call in the District of Columbia, you will need to use area code 202. This is because the District of Columbia is located in Area Code 202. When calling from outside of the United States, you will need to use the country code +1 before Area Code 202.

City/Area Code: District of Columbia

CityArea CodeCityArea Code
Washington202Washington Navy Yard202