Falmouth, Massachusetts

                          

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Falmouth, Massachusetts

Nobska Lighthouse, Falmouth

Location in Barnstable County in Massachusetts

Coordinates: 41°33′05″N 70°36′55″W / 41.55139, -70.61528

Country

United States

State

Massachusetts

County

Barnstable

Settled

1660

Incorporated

1686

Government

 - Type

Representative town meeting

   

Area

 - Total

54.4 sq mi (141.0 kmē)

 - Land

44.2 sq mi (114.6 kmē)

 - Water

10.2 sq mi (26.4 kmē)

Elevation

10 ft (3 m)

Population (2000)

 - Total

32,660

 - Density

738.2/sq mi (285.0/kmē)

Time zone

Eastern (UTC-5)

 - Summer (DST)

Eastern (UTC-4)

ZIP code

02540

Area code(s)

508 / 774

FIPS code

25-23105

GNIS feature ID

0618253

Website: http://www.town.falmouth.ma.us/

Falmouth is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States; Barnstable County is coextensive with Cape Cod. The population was 32,660 at the 2000 census. Today Falmouth is well known as the terminal for the Steamship Authority ferries to Martha's Vineyard and as the home of several scientific organizations such as the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, WHOI, The Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) and the Woods Hole Research Center, WHRC.

For geographic and demographic information on specific parts of the town of Falmouth, please see the articles on East Falmouth, Falmouth Village, North Falmouth, Teaticket, West Falmouth, and Woods Hole. There are also the villages of Hatchville and Waquoit, which are not census-designated places. They fall within the villiages of East and West Falmouth respectively, based on postal service.

For additional information visit Falmouth Ma.