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About Newark

47,688 in city
2,031,229 in metro
51 km² (20 mi²)
256.949524506 m
The seat and largest city of Licking County. Settled in 1802 near a Johnny Appleseed orchard, the area's population increased with the opening of the Ohio & Erie Canal to its south. The city expanded as an industrial manufacturing center and today is the headquarters of acoustical products manufacturer Tectum, Inc. Newark is also home to a campus of The Ohio State University.