The Town of Bridgewater is a city in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States, 28 miles (43 Kilometer) south of Boston. It is named after Bridgwater, Somerset, England. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 28.2 square miles (73 Square Kilometer), of which, 27.5 square miles (71 Square Kilometer) is land and 0.7 square miles (1.8 Square Kilometer) (2.62%) is water. Bridgewater is 99th out of the 351 communities in the Commonwealth, and eighth out of the twenty-seven municipalities in Plymouth County in terms of land area. The city is bordered by West Bridgewater to the northwest, East Bridgewater to the northeast, Halifax to the east, Middleborough to the south, and Raynham to the west. Bridgewater is approximately seven miles south of Brockton, ten miles northeast of Taunton, and twenty-seven miles south of Boston.