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New Tripoli (/trɪˈpli/ trih-POH-lee) is a census-designated place in Lynn Township, in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, in the United States. As of the 2010 census the population was 898 residents.

New Tripoli
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Location within Lehigh County
Location within Lehigh County
New Tripoli is located in Pennsylvania
New Tripoli
New Tripoli
Location within the U.S. state of Pennsylvania
New Tripoli is located in the United States
New Tripoli
New Tripoli
New Tripoli (the United States)
Coordinates: 40°40′51″N 75°45′07″W / 40.68083°N 75.75194°W / 40.68083; -75.75194Coordinates: 40°40′51″N 75°45′07″W / 40.68083°N 75.75194°W / 40.68083; -75.75194
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountyLehigh
TownshipLynn
Population
 (2010)
 • Total898
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
18066
Area code(s)610 and 484 (610 Exchange: 298)
GNIS feature ID1182377[1]

The village is located at the intersection of Madison Street and Pennsylvania Route 143 near Pennsylvania Route 309 in the Lehigh Valley region of Pennsylvania. The pronunciation of New Tripoli is with the stress on "PO," as many non-natives make the mistake of stressing the first syllable which will often be corrected by natives. New Tripoli is ZIP code 18066 in area code 610, exchange 298.

The name comes from Tripoli in Libya, in commemoration of the fighting in the Barbary Wars.[2]

The village is served by Northwestern Lehigh School District.

Census Pop.
2000654
201089837.3%

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "New Tripoli". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ Espenshade, A. Howry (1925). Pennsylvania place names. State College, PA: The Pennsylvania State College. p. 315.

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