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New Bedford
Bristol County, Massachusetts

02740, 02744, 02745, 02746

The Whaling City

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Statistics & Facts

The Massachusetts state capital is Boston.
The population of New Bedford is approximately 99,922 (1990), 95072 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 41,760 (1990), 38761 (2010).
The amount of land area in New Bedford is 52.151 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 10.108 sq kilometers.
The distance from New Bedford to Washington DC is 383 miles.
The distance to the Massachusetts state capital is 46 miles. (as the crow flies)
New Bedford is positioned 41.66 degrees north of the equator and 70.93 degrees west of the prime meridian.

History & History Related Items

"The Whaling City" is the nickname for New Bedford, Mass. It refers back to the old whaling days (Moby Dick era).
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