What Region Has the 949 Area Code?


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Area code 949 is a California area code mostly covering southern Orange County and a portion of northwest San Diego County, as of 2015. However, the city of Costa Mesa falls partially within the 714 area code, despite its location in southern Orange County.

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Area code 949 falls within the Pacific time zone and contains a number of large cities, including Irvine, Laguna Niguel, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo, Newport Beach, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Santa Ana, Rancho Santa Margarita and Laguna Woods. Area code 949 originated from a split of the original 714 area and came into use in 1998.

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