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Essex County, with a population of 783,969, is home to Newark, the county seat, and is one of the industrial and financial centers of the state and the entire Northeast. The county possesses a wide range of transportation facilities, from Port Newark to Newark Liberty International Airport to extensive commuter rail service. The county is a hub for major national and international transportation, providing freight service by trucks and rail. There is local and national passenger rail service and easy access to the NJ Turnpike and Garden State Parkway.