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Hamburg (V)

New York is a state in the northeastern United States. Hamburg is a village in Erie County, New York, USA. The population was 10,116 at the 2000 census. The population was 9,637 at the 2005 census. The village is reportedly named after Hamburg, a city in Germany. The Village of Hamburg lies in the southeast corner of the Town of Hamburg and is south of Buffalo, New York.
The Village of Hamburg was incorporated in 1874. The village had a population in 1880 of 758. Every July, the Village of Hamburg celebrates Burgerfest to commemorate the invention of the hamburger in Hamburg at the Erie County Fair in 1885. According to local legend, Frank and Charles Menches were food vendors from Ohio that created a flattened meatball sandwich they called a Hamburger in honor of the town. Although other jurisdictions also claim to have been the location in which the Hamburger was invented, Hamburg, New York is the only town whose name actually correlates with the name of the sandwich.
According to the United States Census Bureau, Hamburg has a total area of 6.5 square kilometers. None of the area is covered with water. Hamburg lies at the junction of major trunk roads, such as the Lakeview Road, Boston State Road, Sisson Highway, South Park Avenue and Buffalo Street which becomes Gowanda State Road south of the village and McKinley Parkway. Hamburg is east of the New York State Thruway. Eighteen Mile Creek flows south of the village to Lake Erie. In the village the population was spread out with 26.4 percent under the age of 18, 6.0 percent from 18 to 24, 27.2 percent from 25 to 44, 23.9 percent from 45 to 64, and 16.4 percent who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 87.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.1 males.

Hamburg is also known as the town of best geographical environment and has traced its origins back to prehistoric times. Today, one can also learn about its history, from its earliest times and can also enjoy its natural beauty concealed by the beautiful landscapes.

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