The 240 area code is a North American telephone area code that serves the western and central parts of the state of Maryland, in the United States. It covers areas such as Frederick, Gaithersburg, Germantown, Rockville, and Silver Spring. The 240 area code is an overlay for the 301 area code, which means that both area codes cover the same geographic region. The overlay was introduced in 1997 to address the increasing demand for telephone numbers in the area.
Is there a 240 area code in Canada?
No, the 240 area code is not used in Canada. It is specifically assigned to the state of Maryland in the United States. In Canada, telephone area codes have three digits and typically start with a number between 2 and 9. For example, some Canadian area codes include 416 for Toronto, 604 for Vancouver, and 514 for Montreal.