New Bedford, Massachusetts

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New Bedford
City
New Bedford Harbor
Nickname(s): The Whaling City
Location in Bristol County in Massachusetts
Coordinates: 41°38′10″N 70°56′05″W / 41.63611°N 70.93472°W / 41.63611; -70.93472Coordinates: 41°38′10″N 70°56′05″W / 41.63611°N 70.93472°W / 41.63611; -70.93472
Country United States
State Massachusetts
County Bristol
Settled 1640
Incorporated 1787
Government
 • Type Mayor-council
 • Mayor Jonathan F. Mitchell
 • City Council
Councilors-at-Large:
David Alves
Debora Coelho
Brian Gomes
Denis Lawrence, Jr.
John Saunders
Ward Councilors by Ward#
1. James D. Oliveira
2. Steven Martins
3. Henry Bousquet
4. Bruce Duarte
5. Jane Gonsalves
6.Joe Lopes
Area
 • Total 24.0 sq mi (62.2 km2)
 • Land 20.1 sq mi (52.1 km2)
 • Water 3.9 sq mi (10.1 km2)
Elevation 50 ft (15 m)
Population (2010[1])
 • Total 95,072
 • Density 4,545.5/sq mi (1,753.6/km2)
Time zone Eastern (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (UTC-4)
ZIP code 02740, 02744, 02745, 02746
Area code(s) 508 / 774
FIPS code 25-45000
GNIS feature ID 0613714

New Bedford is a city in Bristol County, Massachusetts. It is 51 miles (82 km) south of Boston, 28 miles (45 km) southeast of Providence, Rhode Island, and about 12 miles (19 km) east of Fall River. It is the sixth-largest city in Massachusetts.

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References[change | edit source]

  1. "City-Data: New Bedford, MA". http://www.city-data.com/city/New-Bedford-Massachusetts.html.
  2. Medeiros, Michael. "Preserving the Manjirō Legacy," South Coast Today, December 8, 2006; retrieved 2013-2-25.