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Location in Bristol County in Massachusetts
Location in Bristol County in Massachusetts
Country United States
State Massachusetts
County Bristol
Settled 1640
Incorporated 1787
 • Type Mayor-council
 • Mayor Jonathan F. Mitchell
 • City Council
David Alves
Debora Coelho
Brian Gomes
Denis Lawrence, Jr.
John Saunders
Ward Councilors by Ward#
1. James D. Oliveira
2. Steven Martins
3. Henry Bousquet
4. Bruce Duarte
5. Jane Gonsalves
6.Joe Lopes
 • Total 24.0 sq mi (62.2 km2)
 • Land 20.1 sq mi (52.1 km2)
 • Water 3.9 sq mi (10.1 km2)
50 ft (15 m)
 • Total 95,072
 • Density 4,545.5/sq mi (1,753.6/km2)

New Bedford is a city in Bristol County, Massachusetts. It is 51 miles (82 km) south of Boston, 28 miles (45 km) southeast of Providence, Rhode Island, and about 12 miles (19 km) east of Fall River. It is the sixth-largest city in Massachusetts.

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