NPA - 863 (Florida)
The 863 area code is part of geographic numbering plan area that includes Florida.
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.
Florida (The Sunshine State)
The state has 3 sea borders, Gulf of Mexico, Atlantic Ocean and Straits of Florida to the south. Florida's close proximity to the ocean influences many aspects of Florida culture and daily life. Florida is a reflection of influences and multiple inheritance; African, European, indigenous, and Latino heritages can be found in the architecture and cuisine.
Today, Florida is distinctive for its large Cuban expatriate community and high population growth, as well as for its increasing environmental issues. Florida is also renowned for amusement parks, orange crops, winter vegetables, the Kennedy Space Center, and as a popular destination for retirees.
John F. Kennedy Space Center (KSC)
Launch operations for the Apollo, Skylab and Space Shuttle programs were all carried out from Kennedy Space Center. There are about 700 facilities and buildings grouped across the center's 144,000 acres. Among the unique facilities at KSC are the 525-foot (160 m) tall Vehicle Assembly Building.
KSC is adjacent to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, the management of the two entities work very closely together, share resources, and even own facilities on each other's property.