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Hudson (C)

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 city of Hudson, the first chartered city of the entire United States, is located along the west border of Columbia county and the east bank of the Hudson River in Columbia county, New York in United States. The land was purchased from the natives by Dutch settlers in 1662 and was originally part of the town of Claverack. Settled by New England whalers and merchants, it was chartered as a city in 1785. The self described proprietors laid out a city grid and Hudson grew rapidly as an active port. Finally the city obtained a new charter in 1895.
According to the United States census bureau, the city has a total area of 6.0 square kilometers of which 5.6 square kilometers is land and 0.4 square kilometers is water. The city was named after the adjacent river and ultimately after the explorer Henry Hudson. The population was 7,524 at the 2000 census and 7,145 according to the 2005 census estimate. In the city the population was spread out with 23.7 percent under the age of 18, 9.4 percent from 18 to 24, 30.0 percent from 25 to 44, 21.0 percent from 45 to 64, and 16.0 percent who were 65 years of age or older.

The city is often regarded as among the most beautiful parts of New York, 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. The city has undergone some improvement in various fields in recent years and enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers.

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