225 is the North American telephone area code for part of southern Louisiana, including the entire nine-parish Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area. The area code was Louisiana's third area code, and the first new area code in the state in forty-one years. Area code 225 split from area code 504 during 1998/99. On a standard telephone keypad, the numbers 2-2-5 correspond to the letters C-A-J; a nod to the area's Cajun heritage.
The area code has become part of the regional identity for the Baton Rouge metropolitan area, to the extent that there is a local news magazine named 225 magazine published by Louisiana Business Inc.
Cities in the 225 area code
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|Louisiana area codes: 225, 318, 337, 504, 985|
|West: 318, 337||area code 225||East: 985|
|Mississippi area codes: 228, 601/769, 662|