Portland, Maine

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Portland, Maine
City of Portland, Maine
Clockwise: Portland waterfront, the Portland Observatory on Munjoy Hill, the corner of Middle and Exchange Street in the Old Port, Congress Street, the Civil War Memorial in Monument Square, and winter light sculptures in Congress Square Plaza.
Clockwise: Portland waterfront, the Portland Observatory on Munjoy Hill, the corner of Middle and Exchange Street in the Old Port, Congress Street, the Civil War Memorial in Monument Square, and winter light sculptures in Congress Square Plaza.
Nickname(s): 
The Forest City, Portland of the East
Motto(s): 
Resurgam  (Latin)
"I Will Rise Again"
Location in Cumberland County and the state of Maine.
Location in Cumberland County and the state of Maine.
Portland, Maine is located in the US
Portland, Maine
Portland, Maine
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 43°40′N 70°16′W / 43.667°N 70.267°W / 43.667; -70.267Coordinates: 43°40′N 70°16′W / 43.667°N 70.267°W / 43.667; -70.267
Country United States
State Maine
CountyCumberland
Settled1632
IncorporatedJuly 4, 1786
Named forIsle of Portland[1]
Government
 • TypeCity council and city manager
 • City managerJon Jennings
 • MayorEthan Strimling (D)
Area
 • City69.44 sq mi (179.85 km2)
 • Land21.31 sq mi (55.19 km2)
 • Water48.13 sq mi (124.66 km2)
Elevation
62 ft (19 m)
Population
 • City66,194
 • Estimate 
(2017)
67,067
 • RankUS: 519th
 • Density950/sq mi (370/km2)
 • Urban
243,537 (US: 177th)
 • Metro
513,102 (US: 104th)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
04101, 04102, 04103, 04104, 04108, 04109, 04112, 04116, 04122, 04123, 04124
Area code(s)207
FIPS code23-60545
GNIS feature ID0573692
WebsiteCity of Portland

Portland is the largest city in the U.S. state of Maine. The city's population was 64,249 as of the 2000 Census

References[change | change source]

  1. Coolidge, A.J. and J.B. Mansfeld. 1859. A History and Description of New England, General and Local. Boston: Austin J. Coolidge, p. 301.