Portland, Maine

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Portland, Maine
City
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.
Flag of Portland, Maine
Flag
Official seal of Portland, Maine
Seal
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
County Cumberland
Settled 1632
Incorporated July 4, 1786
Named for Isle of Portland[1]
Government
 • Type City council and city manager
 • City manager Jon Jennings
 • Mayor Ethan Strimling (D)
Area
 • City 69.44 sq mi (179.85 km2)
 • Land 21.31 sq mi (55.19 km2)
 • Water 48.13 sq mi (124.66 km2)
Elevation 62 ft (19 m)
Population (2010)
 • City 66,194
 • Estimate (2017) 67,067
 • Rank US: 519th
 • Density 950/sq mi (370/km2)
 • Urban 203,914 (US: 177th)
 • Metro 519,900 (US: 104th)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 04101, 04102, 04103, 04104, 04108, 04109, 04112, 04116, 04122, 04123, 04124
Area code(s) 207
FIPS code 23-60545
GNIS feature ID 0573692
Website City 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.