Newport, Rhode Island

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Newport, Rhode Island
City
Newport, Rhode Island aerial view
Newport, Rhode Island aerial view
Nickname(s): 
City by the Sea, Sailing Capital of the World, Queen of Summer Resorts, America's Society Capital
Location of Newport in Newport County, Rhode Island
Location of Newport in Newport County, Rhode Island
Coordinates: 41°29′17″N 71°18′45″W / 41.48806°N 71.31250°W / 41.48806; -71.31250
CountryUnited States
StateRhode Island
CountyNewport
Incorporated (city)1784
Incorporated (town)1639
Government
 • MayorHenry F. Winthrop[1]
Area
 • Total11.4 sq mi (29.5 km2)
 • Land7.7 sq mi (19.9 km2)
 • Water3.7 sq mi (9.6 km2)
Elevation
30 ft (9 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total24,672
 • Density3,211/sq mi (1,239.8/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
02840-02841
Area code(s)401
FIPS code44-49960[2]
GNIS feature ID1217986[3]
Websitewww.cityofnewport.com

Newport is a seaside city on Aquidneck Island in Newport County, Rhode Island, United States. It is located 23 miles (37 km) south of Providence, and 61 miles (98 km) south of Boston. The city is the county seat of Newport County. The population was 24,672 at the 2010 census.[4] The United States Naval Station Newport is located on the western side of the island, home to the Naval Academy Preparatory School.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Mayor - City of Newport". www.cityofnewport.com.
  2. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Newport city, Rhode Island". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved March 6, 2013.
  5. [www.usna.edu "United States Naval Academy"] Check |url= value (help).

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