Newark, New Jersey

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City of Newark
Newark, New Jersey at night.jpg
Banner o City of Newark
The Brick City, The Gateway City
Map of Newark in Essex County. Inset: Location of Essex County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Map of Newark in Essex County. Inset: Location of Essex County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Coordinates: 40°43′27″N 74°10′21″W / 40.72422°N 74.172574°W / 40.72422; -74.172574
KintraUnitit States
StateNew Jersey
Incorporatit31 October 1693 (as tounship)
Incorporated11 Aprile 1836 (as ceety)
 • TeepFaulkner Act (Mayor-Cooncil)
 • MayorCory Booker (D)
 • Total67.617 km2 (26.107 sq mi)
 • Land62.644 km2 (24.187 sq mi)
 • Water4.973 km2 (1.920 sq mi)  7.35%
Elevation4 m (13 ft)
 • Tot277,140
 • Density4,424.1/km2 (11,458.3/sq mi)
 • Demonym
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastren (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
07101-07108, 07112, 07114[6]
Aurie code(s)862/973
FIPS code34-51000[7][8]
GNIS feature ID0885317[9][1]

Newark is the lairgest ceety in New Jersey, Unitit States, an the coonty seat o Essex Coonty. Newark haes a population o 278,154,[10] makin it the lairgest municipality in New Jersey an the 68t lairgest ceety in the U.S.[11]

Newark is locatit in the hert o New Jersey's Gateway Region. It is approximately 8 miles (13 km) wast o Manhattan (New York Ceety). Its location near the Atlantic Ocean on Newark Bay haes helped mak its port facility, Port Newark, the major container shippin facility for the New York metropolitan aurie (Port of New York and New Jersey), an the lairgest on the East Coast. It is the hame o Newark Liberty Internaitional Airport, ane o the first major airports in the Unitit States, an ane o the busiest the day. Newark is hame tae major corporations sic as Prudential Financial an PSE&G, an well as several major varsities sic as Rutgers University an New Jersey Institute o Technology, cultural institutions, an sports venues.

This ethnically diverse ceety is dividit intae five wards, an contains a variety o neighborhuids rangin in character frae bustlin urban destricts tae quiet suburban enclaves.

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Newark haes eleiven sister ceeties, as designatit bi Sister Cities International:[12]

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