Other cities in the 559 area code include: Tulare, Porterville, Hanford, Reedley, Sanger, Selma, Dinuba, Corcoran, Chowchilla, Coalinga, Parlier, Kerman, Avenal, Lindsay, Kingsburg, Mendota, Exeter, Orange Cove, Earlimart, Firebaugh, Orosi, Woodlake, Huron, Lemoore, Fowler, San Joaquin, Riverdale, Pixley, Terra Bella, Miramonte, Squaw Valley, Tipton, Caruthers, Oakhurst, Auberry, Three Rivers, Laton, Del Rey, Coarsegold, Stratford, Springville, Onyx, Shaver Lake, Bass Lake, Friant, Cantua Creek, Lemon Cove, Badger, Dunlap, Hume, O Neals, and Raymond.
FresnoFresno (/ ˈ f r ɛ z n oʊ / FREZ -no (Spanish for " ash tree ") is a city in California, United States, and the county seat of Fresno County. It covers about 112 square miles (290 km 2) in the center of the San Joaquin Valley, the southern portion of the California's Central Valley. With a census-estimated 2016 population of 520,000, Fresno is the fifth-most populous city in California, the most populous city in the Central Valley, the most populous inland city in California, and the 34th-most populous city in the nation.Named for the abundant ash trees lining the San Joaquin River, Fresno was founded in 1872 as a railway station of the Central Pacific Railroad before it was incorporated in 1885. The city has since become an economic hub of Fresno County and the San Joaquin Valley, with much of surrounding areas in the Metropolitan Fresno region predominantly tied to large-scale agricultural production. The population of Fresno proper soared in the second half of the 20th century, growing from a 1960 census population of 134,000 to a 2000 census population of 428,000. It was here in Fresno in 1958 that Bank of America first launched the BankAmericard credit card, which was later renamed Visa.Fresno is near the geographical center of California. It lies approximately 220 miles (350 km) northeast of Los Angeles, 170 miles (270 km) south of the state capital, Sacramento, and 185 miles (300 km) southeast of San Francisco. Yosemite National Park is about 60 miles (100 km) to the north, Kings Canyon National Park is 60 miles (100 km) to the east, and Sequoia National Park is 75 miles (120 km) to the southeast.
Modesto / m ə ˈ d ɛ s t oʊ / (Spanish for "modest"), officially the City of Modesto, is the county seat and largest city of Stanislaus County, California, United States. With a population of approximately 201,165 at the 2010 census, it is the 18th largest city in the state of California and forms part of the Modesto- Merced combined Statistical Area. The Modesto Census County Division, which includes the cities of Ceres and Riverbank, had a population of 312,842 as of 2010 . Modesto is located in the Central Valley, 90 miles (140 km) north of Fresno, 40 miles (64 km) north of Merced, California, 92 miles (148 km) east of San Francisco, 68 miles (109 km) south of the state capital of Sacramento, 66 miles (106 km) west of Yosemite National Park, and 24 miles (39 km) south of Stockton. Modesto has been honored as a Tree City USA numerous times. It is surrounded by rich farmland; Stanislaus County ranks sixth among California counties in farm production. Led by milk, almonds, chickens, walnuts, and corn silage, the county grossed nearly $3.1 billion in agricultural production in 2011. The farm-to-table movement plays a central role in Modesto living as in the Central Valley.Filmmaker George Lucas, who was born in Modesto, graduated from Thomas Downey High School in 1962 and attended Modesto Junior College, immortalized the city in his award-winning 1973 film American Graffiti. Although it was not actually shot in Modesto, the film portrayed the spirit of cruising and friendship on Modesto's 10th and 11th Streets in 1962, and inspired a revival of interest in 1950s pop culture, including the TV show Happy Days and its spin-offs.The city's annual Architectural Festival honors Modesto's history as a testing ground for mid-century modern architecture during the 1940s and'50s. Modesto's mid-century buildings have been featured four times in Museum of Modern Art publications.The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index for 2011, which interviews 1,000 participants about their jobs, finances, physical health, emotional state of mind and communities, ranked Modesto 126 out of the 190 cities surveyed. In December 2009, Forbes ranked Modesto 48th out of 100 among "Best Bang-for-the-Buck Cities". In this ranking, Modesto ranked 8th in housing affordability and travel time but also ranked 86th in job forecast growth and 99th in foreclosures. Modesto is the home of Gallo Family Winery, the largest privately owned winery in the world.
Visalia is a city situated in the agricultural San Joaquin Valley of California, approximately 230 miles (370 km) southeast of San Francisco, 190 miles (310 km) north of Los Angeles, 36 miles (58 km) west of Sequoia National Park and 43 miles (69 km) south of Fresno. The population was 130,104 at the 2015 census.Visalia is the 5th largest city in the San Joaquin Valley after Fresno, Bakersfield, Stockton and Modesto, the 44th most populous in California, and 198th in the United States. As the county seat of Tulare County, Visalia serves as the economic and governmental center to one of the most productive single agricultural counties in the country. Yosemite, Sequoia, and Kings Canyon National Parks are located in the nearby Sierra Nevada mountains, the highest mountain range in the contiguous United States.
The 559 area code lies within the Pacific Daylight Time Zone (or PDT). The current time in Pacific Daylight Time is 9:46 PM on Apr 18, 2021.