What is the 562 area code? Everything explained completely.

Area code 562 is a telephone number code for California. In 1997, It was formed after the split from area code 310. It serves the southeastern Los Angeles part of the state.

History:

In 1991 the southeastern part was under area code 213. In November 1991 most parts of the western and southern portion of states that were under 213 became 310 area code.in 1997 the southern portion of the states split and then area code 562 was formed.

562 was supposed to be an overlay in 1995. But then the overlay got canceled because of the conflict between cellular companies and the California Public utility commission. Because the cellular company was new in the area, they argued that it would decrease their sales as it is difficult for customers to change to a new area code. So, the decision was made in court that 310 would face a split.

Location: 

The area code serves the states of California and the major city under 562 in Long Beach. 

562 area code

Timezone: 

The Pacific time zone serves area code 562. And another name for the pacific time zone is America/Los Angeles time zone.

Countries included in area code

COUNTRY TOTAL POPULATION % OF 562% OF COUNTRY 
Los angeles 9,818,20589%4%
Orange 3,010,23211%3%

Cities in area code

CITY TOTAL POPULATION % OF 562% OF CITY 
Long beach 46225722%98%
Downey 1117725%100%
Norwalk 1055494%100%
Whittier 853316%100%
Lakewood 800484%100%
Bellflower 766163%100%
Pico Rivera 629424%99%
South Whittier 571562%100%
Paramount 540982%98%
La Habra 602393%83%
Cerritos 490414%98%
Bell gardens 420721%69%
La Mirada 485272%59%
South gate 943961%28%
West whittier los nietos 255401%100%
Seal beach 241685%88%
Artesia 165521%100%
Santa Fe springs 162234%100%
Rowland heights 489982%29%
Hawaiian gardens 142540%99%
Signal hill 110161%100%
Los Alamitos 114492%93%
Rossmoor 102441%100%
East la Mirada97570%100%
Hacienda heights 540380%10%
La Habra Heights 53252%94%
Rose hills 28030%100%
La Palma 155680%16%
Brea 392820%6%
Avocado heights 154110%12%
Sunset beach 9710%100%
Industry 2190%5%
562 area code

Frequently asked questions: 

What timezone is for area code 562?

The Pacific time zone serves this area code. And another name for the pacific time zone is America/Los Angeles time zone.

Is area code 562 in canada?

No, The area code serves the states of California and the major city under 562 in Long Beach. 

Area code 562 is a split from which area code?

 It was formed after the split from area code 310. It serves the southeastern Los Angeles part of the state.

Conclusion: 

562 is a telephone number code for California. In 1997, It was formed after the split from area code 310. It serves the southeastern Los Angeles part of the states. The area code serves the states of California and the major city under 562 in Long Beach. The Pacific time zone serves 562. And another name for the pacific time zone is America/Los Angeles time zone.

For more, you may also read: area code 442.

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