Geographic Regions and Area Codes

Area Code 202 exclusively serves Washington, D.C., covering the entire city and its notable neighborhoods such as Chinatown, Adams Morgan, Georgetown, and Capitol Hill. The region is relatively small, encompassing only 68 square miles. Washington, D.C. is bordered by Maryland with area codes 240 and 301, and Virginia with area codes 540, 571, and 703. Additionally, Area Code 202 was overlaid by Area Code 771 in 2021 to accommodate the growing demand for phone numbers.

Key neighborhoods in Area Code 202 include:

  • Chinatown
  • Adams Morgan
  • Georgetown
  • Capitol Hill