Geographic Regions and Area Codes in Mississippi

Mississippi is located in the southeastern region of the United States, bordered by Tennessee to the north, Alabama to the east, the Gulf of Mexico to the south, and Louisiana and Arkansas to the west. The state covers a total area of 48,430 square miles, making it the 32nd largest state in the country. Mississippi is divided into several major regions, each with its own unique characteristics and area codes:

  • Jackson Metropolitan Area: The capital and largest city, Jackson, falls under the 601 and 769 area codes.
  • Gulf Coast Region: This region includes cities like Biloxi and Gulfport, covered by the 228 area code.
  • Northern Mississippi: This area, including cities like Tupelo and Oxford, uses the 662 area code.

Understanding these regions and their respective area codes is crucial for businesses looking to establish a local presence and improve communication with customers.