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Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, United States of America (41.24648 -75.88173)

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Name: Wilkes-Barre topographic map, elevation, relief.
Coordinates: 41.22193 -75.92693 41.27292 -75.82685
Minimum elevation: 158 m
Maximum elevation: 653 m
Average elevation: 309 m


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 7.2 square miles (19 km2), of which 6.8 square miles (18 km2) is land and 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2), or 4.60%, is water. The city is bordered by the Susquehanna River to the west. Most of Downtown is located on a wide floodplain. Floodwalls were constructed to protect a large percentage of the city. The elevation of the downtown area is about 550 feet (170 m) above sea level. As you travel inland, away from the river, the elevation rises. Wilkes-Barre Mountain is a physical barrier southeast of the city.

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