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Hempstead (T)

New York is a state in the northeastern United States. 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.

The Town of Hempstead is one of the three towns in Nassau County, New York and United States. The town was first settled around 1644. Although the settlers were from the English colony of Connecticut, a patent was issued by New Amsterdam after the settlers had purchased land from the local natives. A law during colonial time required all farmers in the town to alternate one year, growing their cash crop and the other year, growing hemp to replenish the soil. This method of soil regeneration was known as cover cropping. The town has a total area of 495.5 square kilometers.

During the American revolution the loyalists in the south and the American sympathizers in the north caused a split in 1784 into north Hempstead and south Hempstead. There were twenty two incorporated villages completely or partially in the town. The town is the most populous town in the state and the nation with a population of 755,924 at the 2000 census. In the town the population was spread out with 25.4 percent under the age of 18, 7.8 percent from 18 to 24, 29.2 percent from 25 to 44, 23.4 percent from 45 to 64, and 14.1 percent who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 92.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.2 males.

This town is among the most beautiful parts of New York and it is one of the most visited places amongst the most die hard travelers the world over. Today, one can also learn about its history, from its earliest times and gain enthusiasm in its natural beauty and populace. It has become a centre of industry, tourism, administration and culture with some recent improvements.

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