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New Tripoli, Pennsylvania
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Location in Lehigh County
Location in Lehigh County
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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
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Lehigh
Township Lynn
Area
 • 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)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 898
 • Density 980/sq mi (378.3/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
18066
Area code(s) 610 and 484 (610 Exchange: 298)
FIPS code 42-54288
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.

Education

The village is served by Northwestern Lehigh School District.

Historical population
Census Pop.
2000 654
2010 898 37.3%
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