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Portland, Maine

Full nameCity of Portland
Official nameCity of Portland
Settlement typeCity
MottoResurgam (Latin)
"I Will Rise Again"
CountryUnited States
IncorporatedJuly 4, 1786
TypeCity Council and City Manager
City ManagerMark Rees
Total Area52.6 sq mi (136.2 km2)
Land Area21.2 sq mi (54.9 km2)
Water Area31.4 sq mi (81.3 km2)
Elevation62 ft (18.9 m)
Total Population66194 (2010)
Density (pop.)1169.3/km2 (3029.2/sq mi)
Urban (pop.)188080
Metro (pop.)516826
Other information
Time zoneEST (UTC-5)
- Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes04101, 04102, 04103, 04104, 04108, 04109, 04112, 04116, 04122, 04123, 04124
Area code207
FIPS code23-60545
GNIS feature ID0573692
AirportPortland International Jetport  PWM (State/Regional)

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Portland is the largest city in the U.S. state of Maine and is the county seat of Cumberland County. The 2010 city population was 66,194, growing 3 percent since the census of 2000. With a metro population of over 500,000, the Greater Portland area is home to more than one-third of Maine's total population.

Tourists visit Portland's historic Old Port district along Portland Harbor, at the mouth of the Fore River and part of Casco Bay, and the Arts District, which runs along Congress Street in the center of the city. Portland Head Light is located in nearby Cape Elizabeth and marks the entrance to Portland Harbor.

The city seal depicts a phoenix rising from ashes, which aligns with the city's motto, Resurgam, Latin for "I will rise again." The motto refers to Portland's recoveries from four devastating fires. The city of Portland, Oregon was named for Portland, Maine.

Portland Public Schools is the largest school system in Maine, serving approximately 7,000 students.

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