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New Tripoli, Pennsylvania
Location in Lehigh County
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|• Total||0.92 sq mi (2.38 km2)|
|• Land||0.92 sq mi (2.37 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||578 ft (176 m)|
|• Density||980/sq mi (378.3/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|Area code(s)||610 and 484 (610 Exchange: 298)|
|GNIS feature ID||1182377|
New Tripoli ( trih-POH-lee) is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Lynn Township, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, in the United States. As of the 2010 census the population was 898. 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. 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.
The village is served by Northwestern Lehigh School District.
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