Area code 563

Area code 319 Area code 563 Area code 515 Area code 641 Area code 712 Area code 605 Area code 402 Area code 660 Area code 507 Area code 608 Area code 815 Area code 309 Area code 217
Clickable map showing the area codes of Iowa with the colored red indicating the region covered by area code 563

Area code 563 is a telephone area code for the east central and northeast corner of the state of Iowa, and includes most of the Iowa side of the Quad Cities. The 563 area code was split off from the Area code 319 in 2001, becoming active on March 25, 2001, and finally becoming mandatory on December 2, 2001.

The map to the right is clickable; click on any of the area codes on the map to go to the area code for that region.

Prior to the implementation of the code, there was debate over whether the 563 code should have been implemented as a split, or overlaid over the existing 319 code. Mobile phone providers were in favor of the overlay, as it would mean that existing cell phones would not have to be reprogrammed, However, since overlays were still a new concept that met with considerable public resistance (due to requirements for 10-digit dialing and mixing of area codes in the same area), it was ultimately decided to use a geographical split instead.

Cities in the 563 area code

Bellevue, Bettendorf, Cascade, Clinton, Cresco, Davenport, Decorah, DeWitt, Dubuque, Dyersville, Eldridge, Elgin, Elkader, Gunder, Le Claire, Manchester, Maquoketa, Muscatine, Postville, Walcott, Waukon, West Union, Wilton, Worthington, Wadena

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Iowa area codes: 319, 515, 563, 641, 712
North: 507
West: 319, 641 area code 563 East: 309, 608, 815
South: 309, 319
Illinois area codes: 217, 224, 309, 312, 331, 618, 630, 708, 773, 779, 815, 847, 872
Minnesota area codes: 218, 320, 507, 612, 651, 763, 952
Wisconsin area codes: 262, 414, 608, 715, 920
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