New Bedford, Massachusetts

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New Bedford
City
New Bedford Harbor
New Bedford Harbor
Official seal of New Bedford
Seal
Nickname(s): The Whaling City
Motto(s): Lucem Diffundo (Latin)
I Diffuse Light[1]
Location in Bristol County in Massachusetts
Location in Bristol County in Massachusetts
New Bedford is located in the US
New Bedford
New Bedford
Location in the United States
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
CountryUnited States
StateMassachusetts
CountyBristol
Settled1652
Incorporated1787
Government
 • TypeMayor-council
 • MayorJonathan F. Mitchell
 • City CouncilCouncilors-at-Large:
  • Ian Abreu
  • Naomi R.A. Carney
  • Brian K. Gomes
  • Linda M. Morad
  • Debbie Rabbit
Ward Councilors by Ward: Template:Olist
Area
 • Total24.1 sq mi (62.5 km2)
 • Land20.0 sq mi (51.8 km2)
 • Water4.1 sq mi (10.7 km2)
Elevation50 ft (15 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total95,072
 • Estimate (2016)[2]95,032
 • Density3,900/sq mi (1,500/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (Eastern)
ZIP code02740, 02744, 02745, 02746
Area code(s)508 / 774
FIPS code25-45000
GNIS feature ID0613714
Websitewww.newbedford-ma.gov

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.

Well-known people from New Bedford[change | change source]

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References[change | change source]

  1. "Dept. Home - Tourism & Marketing". Tourism & Marketing.
  2. "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  3. Medeiros, Michael. "Preserving the Manjirō Legacy," South Coast Today, December 8, 2006; retrieved 2013-2-25.