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
Country United States
State Massachusetts
County Bristol
Settled 1652
Incorporated 1787
Government
 • Type Mayor-council
 • Mayor Jonathan F. Mitchell
 • City Council Councilors-at-Large:
  • Ian Abreu
  • Naomi R.A. Carney
  • Brian K. Gomes
  • Linda M. Morad
  • Debbie Rabbit
Ward Councilors by Ward: Template:Olist
Area
 • Total 24.1 sq mi (62.5 km2)
 • Land 20.0 sq mi (51.8 km2)
 • Water 4.1 sq mi (10.7 km2)
Elevation 50 ft (15 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 95,072
 • Estimate (2016)[2] 95,032
 • Density 3,900/sq mi (1,500/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
Website www.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.