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-profile   General information about Hylo
-nearby   What's in the neighborhood around Hylo
-census   Census information for Hylo
-tidbits   Tidbits and trivia about Hylo
-genealogy   Our Genealogy Helper for Hylo
-cemeteries   Cemeteries in the area of Hylo
-summary   Summarized information
-map   Interactive map centered on Hylo
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-wishlist   Things we would like to know about Hylo
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Glossary and Definitions ...

Area Code Overlay
An Overlay refers to the situation in which two (or more) area codes (eg- 587, 780) serve the same geographic area. In the case of Hylo, area code (587) is the Overlay for area code (780).

The Overlay is necessary when the geographic area requires (or planners expect to need) more phone numbers than can be provided by a single area code.

When an Overlay is present, 10-digit dialing becomes necessary for all calls, even if local. There are different types of Overlays, with each having its own characteristics and dialing requirements.

If you would like to learn more about Overlays, we suggest the Wikipedia entry for Overlays.