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Amherst (T)

New York is a state in the northeastern United States. It is called New York State when there is need to distinguish it from New York City. Because a significant majority of the population is concentrated in the southern portion around New York City, the state is often regionalized into Upstate and Downstate. New York is the home of Ellis Island, where many immigrants in the early 20th century arrived in the United States.
Amherst was formed in 1818 from part of the Town of Buffalo, which had previously been created from the Town of Clarence. Part of Amherst was used to form the Town of Cheektowaga in 1839. Amherst is a town in Erie County, New York, USA, directly northeast of the City of Buffalo. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 116,510 and 2005 U.S. Census estimate population is 117,272.
The Town of Amherst, named the safest town in America for towns 100,000 to 499,999 in population, encompasses most of the Village of Williamsville. The town is by the northern part of the county and borders a small section of the Erie Canal. The town is the largest and most populous suburb of Buffalo. The town has a total area of 138.6 square kilometers.
Amherst is definitely one of the popular tourist attractions in New York worth paying a visit while touring the country. This place leaves a pleasing and unforgettable memory and justifies the proud cultural tradition of New York.

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