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Auburn is a city in and the county seat of Androscoggin County, Maine. It is one of two principal cities of and included in the Lewiston-Auburn, Maine metropolitan New England city and town area and the Lewiston-Auburn, Maine metropolitan statistical area. Auburn and Lewiston are knows as the twin cities.
The area was originally part of the Pejepscot purchase, land bought in 1714 by a consortium from Boston and Portsmouth following the treaty of Portsmouth, which brought peace between the Abenaki Indians and English settlements. In 1736, the Massachusetts General Court granted a large section of the land to veterans of the 1690 Battle of Quebec. Conflicting claims led to prolonged litigation. Consequently, settlement was delayed until after the French and Indian Wars.
It was first settled in 1786 as part of Bakerstown, renamed Poland when it was incorporated by the Massachusetts General Court in 1795. It was then part of Minot, set off from Poland and incorporated in 1802. Auburn would itself be set off and incorporated on February 24, 1842. The name was apparently inspired by Auburn, a village (real or fictitious) featured in the 1770 poem The Deserted Village by Oliver Goldsmith. Originally part of Cumberland County, the town became county seat of Androscoggin County at its creation in 1854. By annexing land from towns around it, including part of Poland in 1852, Minot in 1873, and all of Danville (first called Pejepscot) in 1867, Auburn grew geographically into one of Maine's largest municipalities. Incorporated a city in 1868, Auburn in 1917 would be the first city in the state to adopt a council-manager form of government.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 65.8 square miles (170.4 km2), of which 59.8 square miles (154.9 km2) is land and 6.0 square miles (15.5 km2) (9.13%) is water. Auburn is drained by the Little Androscoggin River and Androscoggin River.
In the 2010 census states there are 23,055 people residing in Auburn.
As of the 2000 census, there were 9,764 households, and 5,907 families residing in the city of Auburn. The population was 23,055 at the 2010 census.
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