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College Park, Maryland

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College Park is a city in Prince George's County, Maryland, United States,[3] and is approximately four miles (6.4 km) from the northeast border of Washington, D.C. The population was 34,740 at the 2020 United States census. College Park is best known as the home of the University of Maryland, College Park.

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College Park is located in Maryland
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College Park (the United States)
Coordinates: 38°59′48″N 76°55′39″W
CountryFlag_of_the_United_States.svg United States
StateFlag_of_Maryland.svg Maryland
CountyPrince George's
  MayorS.M. Fazlul Kabir
  Total5.68 sq mi (14.72 km2)
  Land5.61 sq mi (14.53 km2)
  Water0.07 sq mi (0.18 km2)
69 ft (21 m)
  Density6,191.41/sq mi (2,390.37/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
  Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP Codes
Area code301, 240
FIPS code24-18750
GNIS feature ID2390578

The city is also home to federal agencies such as the National Archives at College Park, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Center for Weather and Climate Prediction (NCWCP),[4] and the Food and Drug Administration's Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN),[5] as well as tech companies such as IonQ (quantum computing)[6] or Cybrary (cyber security).[7]

The College Park Airport, established in 1909, is the world's oldest continuously operated airport.

In 2014 the University of Maryland launched the Greater College Park initiative, a $2 billion public-private investment to revitalize the community around the university, develop a robust Discovery District and create one of the nation’s best college towns.[8][9] As a result, the city is experiencing significant development that has led to new housing, office space, schools, grocery stores, restaurants, and other amenities.[10][11][12]