Barnstable, Massachusetts

 

                                  

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Barnstable, Massachusetts

Statue of Iyannough in Hyannis. The Barnstable Town Hall is in the background.

Location in Barnstable County in Massachusetts

Coordinates: 41°42′00″N 70°18′00″W / 41.7, -70.3

Country

United States

State

Massachusetts

County

Barnstable County

Settled

1637

Incorporated (town)

1638

Incorporated (city)

1989

Government

 - Type

Council-manager city

 - Town
   Manager

John C. Klimm

 - Council administrator

Donald Grissom

Area

 - Total

76.3 sq mi (197.5 kmē)

 - Land

60.0 sq mi (155.5 kmē)

 - Water

16.2 sq mi (42.0 kmē)

Elevation

37 ft (11 m)

Population (2000)

 - Total

47,821

 - Density

796.5/sq mi (307.5/kmē)

Time zone

Eastern (UTC-5)

 - Summer (DST)

Eastern (UTC-4)

ZIP code

02601

Area code(s)

508 / 774

Website: http://town.barnstable.ma.us/

Barnstable is a city,[1] referred to as the Town of Barnstable,[2] in the U.S. state of Massachusetts and the county seat of Barnstable County.[3] Barnstable is the largest community, both in land area and population, on Cape Cod. The town contains seven villages (one of which is also named Barnstable) within its boundaries. Its largest village, Hyannis, is the central business district of the county and home to Barnstable Municipal Airport, the airline hub of Cape Cod and the Islands of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket