Georgia Area Code

Georgia area codes are numerical designations used for routing telephone calls within the state of Georgia, USA. They correspond to specific geographic areas and help connect callers to their intended destinations. Examples include 404, 678, 770, and 912. These codes are essential for efficient communication within the state.

State Georgia
State Abbreviation: GA
State Nickname: Peach State Equality State
Capital City Atlanta
Area Codes 229,404,470,478,678,706,762,770,912
Timezone Eastern Time (ET)
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What time zone is Georgia?

The state of Georgia primarily falls within the Eastern Time Zone (ET) of the United States. Eastern Time (ET) is UTC-5 during Standard Time and UTC-4 during Daylight Saving Time (EDT).

Note that the start and end dates of daylight saving time can change


Georgia's area codes have evolved to meet increasing telecommunications demands. Initially, Area Code 404, established in 1947, covered the entire state. Over time, growth led to splits and new codes, including Area Code 912 in 1954, Area Code 706 in 1992, Area Code 770 in 1995, and Area Code 678 in 1998. The latest addition, Area Code 470, serves the Atlanta area. These changes reflect Georgia's dynamic development and evolving communication needs.

All Area Codes in Georgia

This table provides a quick overview of all area codes, their locations, and some historical context for each.

Area Code Location History and Details
404 Atlanta and Surrounding Areas Primarily serves the city of Atlanta and its suburbs.
470 Atlanta Metropolitan Area An overlay code for 404 and 678, serving the Atlanta metropolitan region.
478 Central Georgia Serves central Georgia, including cities like Macon and Warner Robins.
678 Atlanta Metropolitan Area An overlay code for 404, serving the Atlanta metropolitan region.
706 Northern and Western Georgia Serves northern and western Georgia, including cities like Augusta and Columbus.
762 Overlay for 706 An overlay code for 706, serving the same region.
770 Northern Suburbs of Atlanta Serves northern suburbs of Atlanta.
912 Southeastern Georgia Serves southeastern Georgia, including cities like Savannah and Brunswick.

Largest Cities in Georgia with area codes

Quick overview of large cities, their area codes, and some historical context for each in Georgia.

Name Area Code History and Details
Atlanta 404, 678, 470, 770 The capital and largest city of Georgia, known for its diverse culture, economic significance, and numerous attractions.
Augusta 706, 762 (overlay) Home to the Masters Tournament, Augusta is a city along the Savannah River in eastern Georgia.
Columbus 706, 762 (overlay) A major city located in western Georgia along the Chattahoochee River.
Savannah 912 A historic coastal city known for its charming architecture, rich history, and vibrant arts scene.
Athens 706, 762 (overlay) Home to the University of Georgia, Athens is a college town with a lively music and arts community.
Macon 478 A central Georgia city known for its cultural heritage, including music and history.
Roswell 678, 770 A northern suburb of Atlanta with a historic downtown area and vibrant community.
Albany 229 Located in southwestern Georgia, Albany is known for its agriculture and outdoor recreational opportunities.
Johns Creek 678, 770 A suburb in the northern Atlanta metropolitan area, known for its quality of life and education.
Warner Robins 478 A city in central Georgia, famous for Robins Air Force Base and aerospace industries.