New Bedford, Massachusetts, is a city in Bristol County. The city is 60 miles south of Boston and 30 miles east of Providence.
Interstate 195 goes through the central part of New Bedford. The highway travels west to Fall River and Providence. The route also goes east to Interstate 495, which leads north around Boston and eventually to New Hampshire and Maine.
The New Bedford Public Schools district serves students in the area. New Bedford High School is the largest school in the city.
The University of Massachusetts School of Law in Dartmouth is directly outside New Bedford. The school is the oldest public law school in the commonwealth.
New Bedford is home to a large manufacturing industry. Riverside Manufacturing produces clothes for various retailers in the area. Titleist also makes golf balls, clubs, and other golf-related products in New Bedford.
New Bedford, MA, was formed in 1652 after English settlers purchased the land from the Wampanoag tribe. The town would be incorporated in 1787. The city was reliant on the whaling industry in the nineteenth century. The city would grow in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries through the mass immigration of people from Portugal into the area.
New Bedford is on the shore of the Buzzards Bay. The Acushnet River appears on the southeastern end of the city.
New Bedford has a population of about 95,000. About a third of the people who live in New Bedford is of Portuguese descent, thus making New Bedford home to the country’s largest Portuguese-American community.
The area is known for having a humid climate and a high amount of precipitation every year. People in the region can expect to get nearly 30 inches of snowfall every winter.
The New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park takes up about thirteen city blocks in the city. The park is devoted to the extensive whaling history of the city.
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