California - Area Code 661

Where is Area Code 661?

Area code (661) is in the state of California

Bakersfield is an unincorporated city in Kern County, California. It is part of California's Central Valley. Bakersfield extends about 150 miles (241 km) from the central area of the Fresno area and the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. The county's population as of 2009 is approximately 514,000, making it the 29th-largest city in the state and the eighth-largest city in California. Bakersfield was incorporated as a city on December 30, 1931.


Bakersfield was originally known as Bali and Baille. When the British moved there, Bali became known as Baille. The name Bali was changed to Baille when the Dutch arrived and Baille was then known as Bali. The name Baille came from Baille Besar, who was an Indonesian Muslim ruler during the 19th century. Baille Besar is widely credited with having started the first Bakari in Indonesia.

In the early 1900s, the name of Bakersfield was changed from Bali to Baille. Baille was a name given by the Japanese because of Bali's lush tropical forests and volcanic eruptions that created a great deal of rainforest. Because of the rainforest, the area was called Baille-Bakari or "Land of the Rainforest." Eventually, Baille became Balsam Valley and Balsam Lake. Today, the area remains the second largest forested area in northern California and the third largest forested area in the entire state.

Bakersfield was incorporated as a city on December 30, 1931. Although Bakersfield is considered part of Kern County, it is in fact part of the greater Bakersfield Metropolitan Area. Because of its large size, Bakersfield has two separate counties - San Bernardino and Tulare - which are adjacent to it in both Kern and San Bernardino County.

Bakersfield is the third-largest city in San Bernardino County with a population of more than one hundred thousand people. Bakersfield is one of California's biggest cities, and home to the U.S. Postmaster. Bakers Field, one of California's busiest airports, is located in Bakersfield.

California is home to many natural attractions and is the most populated state in the union. California is the largest state in the U.S., but only because it is California.

Cities in Areacode 661

  • Bakersfield
  • Delano
  • Lancaster
  • Oildale
  • Palmdale
  • Santa Clarita
  • Wasco

Phone Prefixes in the 661 Areacode

6XX Areacode