Newport News

Newport News

Newport News (/ˌnuːpɔːrt -, -pərt -/)[6] is an independent city in Virginia, United States. At the 2020 census, the population was 186,247.[5] Located in the Hampton Roads region, it is the fifth-most populous city in Virginia and 140th-most populous city in the United States. Newport News is included in the Hampton Roads metropolitan area. It is at the southeastern end of the Virginia Peninsula, on the northern shore of the James River extending southeast from Skiffe's Creek along many miles of waterfront to the river's mouth at Newport News Point on the harbor of Hampton Roads. Most of the area now known as Newport News was once a part of Warwick County. Warwick County was one of the eight original shires of Virginia, formed by the House of Burgesses in the British Colony of Virginia by order of King Charles I in 1634.