Area code 229 is a telephone area code in the North American Numbering Plan for the southwest corner of the U.S. state of Georgia. The numbering plan area includes Albany, Valdosta, Leesburg, Bainbridge, Americus, Vienna, Fitzgerald, Ocilla, Cairo, Moultrie, Thomasville, McRae-Helena, and Tifton.
The area code was created in 2001 in a three-way split of area code 912, which had served the southern half of Georgia for 46 years. Savannah and the eastern portion retained area code 912, while Macon and the northern portion were assign to area code 478.
After October 2021, 229 will be the only portion of Georgia where seven-digit dialing is still possible. Area codes 912 and 478 will be required to implement ten-digit dialing because they both have central office codes in 988, which has been designated as a three-digit number for the National Suicide Prevention Hotline; seven-digit dialing had been broken in north Georgia since area code 706 was overlaid with 762 in 2006.
- Ben Hill
- Dodge (part with area code 478)
- Dooly County, Georgia (part with area code 478)
- Echols (part with area code 912)
- Pulaski (part with area code 478)
- Telfair (part with area code 912)
|North: 706/762, 478|
|West: 334||Area code 229||East: 912|
|South: 850, 386|
|Alabama area codes: 205/659, 251, 256/938, 334|
|Florida area codes: 239, 305/786, 321, 352, 386, 407/689, 561, 727, 754/954, 772, 813, 850, 863, 904, 941|