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New Bedford, Massachusetts

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New Bedford is a city in Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States.

Massachusetts mass-ə-CHOO-sits; officially the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, is the most populous state in the New England region of the northeastern United States.

"The Ave" - Acushnet Avenue, New Bedford, MA - Documentary by Joel Cordero

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As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 95,072, making it the sixth-largest city in Massachusetts.

A census is the procedure of systematically acquiring and recording information about the members of a given population.

New Bedford ratchets by Oscar Hottakes

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New Bedford is nicknamed "The Whaling City" because during the 19th century, the city was one of the most important whaling ports in the world, along with Nantucket, Massachusetts and New London, Connecticut.

New London is a seaport city and a port of entry on the northeast coast of the United States, located at the mouth of the Thames River in New London County, Connecticut.

Nantucket is an island about 30 miles by ferry south from Cape Cod, in the U.S. state of Massachusetts.

Whaling is the hunting of whales for their usable products like meat, oil and blubber.

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The city, along with Fall River and Taunton, make up the three largest cities in the South Coast region of Massachusetts.

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