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Newport, Rhode Island

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Newport is an American seaside city on Aquidneck Island in Newport County, Rhode Island. It is located in Narragansett Bay, approximately 33 miles (53 km) southeast of Providence, 20 miles (32 km) south of Fall River, Massachusetts, 74 miles (119 km) south of Boston, and 180 miles (290 km) northeast of New York City. It is known as a New England summer resort and is famous for its historic mansions and its rich sailing history.

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Newport, Rhode Island
From top, left to right: Newport Harbor, The Breakers, White Horse Tavern, Cliff Walk, Old Colony House, Newport Tower
Flag of Newport, Rhode Island
Official seal of Newport, Rhode Island
  • City by the Sea
  • Sailing Capital of the World
  • Queen of Summer Resort
  • America's Society Capital
Location of Newport in Newport County, Rhode Island
Location of Newport in Newport County, Rhode Island
Coordinates: 41.49°N 71.31°W / 41.49; -71.31
CountryUnited States
StateRhode Island
Incorporated (city)1784
Incorporated (town)1639
  MayorXaykham "Xay" Khamsyvoravong[1]
  Total11.37 sq mi (29.46 km2)
  Land7.66 sq mi (19.83 km2)
  Water3.72 sq mi (9.63 km2)
Elevation26 ft (8 m)
  Density3,286.70/sq mi (1,269.03/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
  Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP Codes
Area code401
FIPS code44-49960
GNIS feature ID1217986[3]

It was the location of the first U.S. Open tournaments in both tennis and golf, as well as every challenge to the America's Cup between 1930 and 1983. It is also the home of Salve Regina University and Naval Station Newport, which houses the United States Naval War College, the Naval Undersea Warfare Center, and an important Navy training center. It was a major 18th-century port city and boasts many buildings from the Colonial era.[5]

The city is the county seat of Newport County, which has no governmental functions other than court administrative and sheriff corrections boundaries. It was known for being the location of the "Summer White Houses" during the administrations of presidents Dwight D. Eisenhower and John F. Kennedy. The population was 25,163 at the 2020 census.[6]