NPA - 601 (Mississippi)
The 601 area code is part of geographic numbering plan area that includes Mississippi.
There are a few special area codes with the last two digits 422 match, these are known as easily recognizable codes (ERCs). The 8xx set of numbers are reserved for toll-free services and communication.
Famous for the river of the same name, is located in the southeastern region, sharing boarders with Tennessee, Alabama, Louisiana and Arkansas. Mississippi's highest point is Woodall Mountain at 807 feet (246 m) above sea level, then it borders down to sea level at the Gulf of Mexico.
The Mississippi River powers a significant segment of the economy in the upper Midwest. Barges and their tows move approximately 175 million tons of freight each year on the upper Mississippi through a system of 29 locks and dams. It is also a major recreational resource for boaters, canoeists, hunters, anglers, and birdwatchers and offers many outdoor opportunities.
The river flows 2,350 miles from its source at Lake Itasca through the center of the continental United States to the Gulf of Mexico.
The Missouri River, a tributary of the Mississippi River, is about 100 miles longer. Some describe the Mississippi River as being the third longest river system in the world, if the length of Missouri and Ohio Rivers are added to the Mississippi's main stem.