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Fayetteville, North Carolina

Fayetteville North Carolina
Administration
Full nameFayetteville, North Carolina
Official nameFayetteville, North Carolina
Settlement typeCity
MottoHistory, Heroes, A Hometown Feeling.
CountryUnited States
StateNorth Carolina
CountyCumberland
Settled1762
Government
MayorAnthony G. Chavonne
City ManagerDale E. Iman
Geography
Total Area60.0 sq mi (155.4 km2)
Land Area58.8 sq mi (152.3 km2)
Water Area1.2 sq mi (3.1 km2)
Elevation95 ft (29 m)
Demography
Total Population200564 (2010)
Density (pop.)794.9/km2 (2059.2/sq mi)
Metro (pop.)366383
Other information
Time zoneEastern (EST) (UTC-5)
- Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
Area code910
FIPS code37-22920 
GNIS feature ID1020226 

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Fayetteville is a city located in Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. It is the county seat of Cumberland County, and is best known as the home of Fort Bragg, a U.S. Army post located northwest of the city.

Fayetteville has received the prestigious All-American City Award from the National Civic League three times. The city won the award in 1985, 2001 and 2011. No other North Carolina city has won the award more times than Fayetteville. All-America Cities benefit by increasing community pride, networking with civic activists from across the country and gaining national recognition. The All-America City designation has helped communities win grants and new resources and attract new employers.

According to the 2010 Census, the city of Fayetteville has a population of 200,564. It currently ranks as the sixth-largest municipality in North Carolina. Fayetteville is located in the Sandhills in the western part of the Coastal Plain region, on the Cape Fear River. With a population of 366,363, the Fayetteville metropolitan area is the largest in southeastern North Carolina, and the fifth-largest in the state. Suburban areas of metro Fayetteville include Hope Mills, Spring Lake, Raeford, Stedman, and Eastover.


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