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Portsmouth, Virginia

Portsmouth Virginia
Administration
Full namePortsmouth, Virginia
Official namePortsmouth, Virginia
CountryUnited States
StateVirginia
CountyNone (independent city)
Founded1752
Government
MayorKenneth I. Wright
Geography
Total Area46.6 sq mi (120.7 km2)
Land Area33.2 sq mi (86 km2)
Water Area13.5 sq mi (35 km2)
Elevation20 ft (6.1 m)
Demography
Total Population95535 (2010 Census)
Density (pop.)1169.3/km2 (3029.4/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneEST (UTC-5)
- Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
Area code757
FIPS code51-64000 
GNIS feature ID1497102 

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Portsmouth is located in the Hampton Roads metropolitan areas of the U.S. Commonwealth of Virginia. As of 2010, the city had a total population of 95,535.

The Norfolk Naval Shipyard, often called the Norfolk Navy Yard, is a historic and active U.S. Navy facility that is actually located in Portsmouth rather than Norfolk; the name "Norfolk" was adopted to avoid confusion with Portsmouth, New Hampshire, where a naval shipyard already existed when the Virginia facility opened. The shipyard builds, remodels, and repairs the Navy's ships of all types.

Directly opposite Norfolk, the city of Portsmouth also has miles of waterfront land on the Elizabeth River as part of the harbor of Hampton Roads. There is a ferry boat that takes riders back and forth across the water between Downtown Norfolk and Olde Towne Portsmouth.


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