Area code 716

Telephone area code for western New York state

Area code 716 is an area code for New York. It was one of the primary area codes created in 1947. It initially covered the entire western portion of the state, but after it was split by 607 in 1954 and 585 in 2001, it now covers the far western portion of New York, consisting of cities such as Buffalo, Olean, Jamestown, and Niagara Falls.