Area code 952


Area code 952

Area code 952 is the telephone numbering plan code in Minnesota for the southwestern suburbs of Minneapolis-St. Paul including cities such as Bloomington. It was created in 2000 along with area code 763 (northwest suburbs) when they were carved out of area code 612, which now only contains Minneapolis and a few inner-ring locales.

The area code splits in the Twin Cities are unusual because they split along municipal, rather than central office, boundaries. This led to a sizeable number of exchanges being divided between two area codes. One central office, the Penn Avenue office in Minneapolis, had its geographical territory divided into area code 612 for portions in Minneapolis; 763 for portions in Golden Valley; and 952 for portions in St. Louis Park. Competitive local exchange carriers serving large portions of the metro area also ended up serving three area codes with the same prefixes. [cite web|url=http://www.nanpa.com/pdf/pl-nanp-200.pdf|title=NANPA Planning Letter PL-200: 612 NPA Split, Creating 763 and 952 NPAs - Minnesota|date=1999-11-29|accessdate=2007-10-26] [cite web|url=http://www.telcodata.us/telcodata/clli?cllicode=MPLSMNPEDS1|title=Telcodata.US|accessdate=2007-10-26]

952 is bordered on the north and northeast by 763 and 612 respectively, on the east by area code 651, and by area code 507 to the south.

Cities and Communities within Area code 952

External links

* [http://www.nanpa.com/area_code_maps/display.html?mn NANPA: Minnesota area code map]

References

* [http://www.areacode-info.com/!history/default.htm Area code history.] AreaCode-Info.com.
*(2001). [http://www.areacode-info.com/!maps/images/NANP1947.gif1947 Area Code Assignment Map.] GIF image at AreaCode-Info.com.

See also

* List of North American area codes

Area Code Box 0|State=MN
This=952| N=763
S=507
E=612, 651
W=320


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