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Bethesda, Maryland
The intersection of Maryland Route 187 (Old Georgetown Road), Maryland Route 355 (Wisconsin Avenue), and Maryland Route 410 (East West Highway), near the Bethesda Metro station entrance, in Bethesda.
Boundaries of Bethesda CDP from U.S. Census Bureau
Location of Bethesda in Montgomery County, Maryland
Coordinates: 38°59′5″N 77°6′47″W / 38.98472°N 77.11306°W / 38.98472; -77.11306Coordinates: 38°59′5″N 77°6′47″W / 38.98472°N 77.11306°W / 38.98472; -77.11306
Country United States
State Maryland
County Montgomery
 • Total 13.2 sq mi (34.2 km2)
 • Land 13.1 sq mi (34.0 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation 318 ft (97 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 60,858
 • Density 4,205.8/sq mi (1,623.9/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 20800-20899
Area code(s) 301
FIPS code 24-07125
GNIS feature ID 0583184

Bethesda is a census-designated place in southern Montgomery County, Maryland, United States. It is northwest of Washington, D.C. The National Institutes of Health main campus and the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center are in Bethesda. There are also corporate and government headquarters.

In April 2009, Forbes put Bethesda second on its list of "America's Most Livable Cities."[1]

Bethesda is an unincorporated area. It has no official boundaries. The United States Census Bureau says the center is at 38°59' North, 77°7' West. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 2010, Bethesda had 60,858 people.


  1. Greenburg, Zack O'Malley (2009-04-01). "America's Most Livable Cities". Forbes. Archived from the original on 2012-12-08. Retrieved 2009-06-03.

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