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Newark, United States

Newark is the largest city in the U.S. state of New Jersey.   It is located approximately eight miles west of Manhattan and two miles north of Staten Island.  Its location near the Atlantic Ocean on Newark Bay has helped make its port facility, Port Newark, the major container shipping facility for the Port of New York and New Jersey.  It is the home of Newark Liberty International Airport, which was the first major airport to serve the New York metropolitan area.

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Airport:

Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)

Journey Time to City Centre:

15 - 20 minutes

Time Zone:

Standard Time GMT -5; Daylight Saving Time GMT -4 (U.S. Eastern Time)

Currency:

US Dollar

Voltage:

110V 60Hz

Population:

281,402

Language(s):

English

Dialing Code:

1862, 1973

Weather/Climate:

Newark has a humid subtropical climate that borders on humid continental with moderately cold winters and humid summers. Its proximity to the ocean has a moderating effect.

Major Attractions:

New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Newark Museum, New Jersey Historical Society, Branch Brook Park, Military Park