505 / 575

505 / 575

area codes
Pronounced: \fahyv-oh-fahyv\ \fahyv-sev-uh n-fahyv\
IPA: /faɪv ˌoʊ faɪv/ /faɪv ˈsɛv ən faɪv/

Definition of 505 / 575


Telephone area codes for New Mexico. 505 is the oldest of the two, it used to cover the entire state, but now covers Central New Mexico and Northwestern New Mexico. 575 covers the other regions of the state.

Examples of 505 / 575

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Importance of 505 / 575 within New Mexico

505 was used as an identifier for New Mexico for such a long time that it became a source of simple recognition for the region. And, as such, became a unifying concept for many New Mexicans. When 575 was introduced their was a slight backlash throughout New Mexico, but within a matter of months, the same fervor for the identity arose. Instead of dividing the state it instead it provided an additional symbol of New Mexico.

Origin of 505 / 575

505 was one of the first area codes created by the North American Numbering Plan in 1947. The number was the only area code for New Mexico until 60 years later, in 2007, when 575 was introduced. Now both are used interchangeably without regard for personal origin area code.


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