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Coordinates: 40°29′18″N 74°26′52″W 40.48833, -74.44778

New Brunswick

New Brunswick is a city and the county seat of Middlesex County, New Jersey, USA. It is 31 miles (50 km) southwest of New York City on the southern bank of the Raritan River about 15 miles (24 km) from its mouth. The 2006 United States Census Bureau population estimate of New Brunswick was 50,172. It is also known by the local nickname "Hub City," and promoted as "the Healthcare City."New Brunswick was formed by Royal Charter on December 30, 1730, within other townships in Middlesex County and Somerset County and was reformed by Royal Charter with the same boundaries on February 12, 1763, at which time it was divided into north and south wards. New Brunswick was incorporated as a city by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on September 1, 1784.New Brunswick is the county seat of Middlesex County, hosting many of the county's government offices and facilities. It is also home to the seat of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (known also as Rutgers University). It is nicknamed Hub City and The Healthcare City, the former reflecting its status as a major urban center of Central Jersey, serviced by many railroads during the nineteenth century, and the latter due to the concentration of medical facilities, including Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and Saint Peter's University Hospital, as well as the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ)-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. The corporate offices or production facilities of several large pharmaceutical companies (e.g., Johnson amp Johnson, Bristol-Myers Squibb) are also within city limits.New Brunswick is noted for its rich ethnic heritage. At one time, one quarter of the Hungarian population in New Jersey resided in the city. Today, much of that Hungarian community continues to thrive as well as a growing Hispanic community that has developed around French Street past Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.[1]



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