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Champlain (T)

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Champlain is a town in Clinton County, New York, USA. The population of the town was 5,791 at the 2000 census. The town is named after Lake Champlain. The town of Champlain is in the northeast part of the county. Nearby Lake Champlain was an important military and trade route during the colonial period. The first settlement began in 1789.  According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 152.4 square kilometers, out of which 132.6 square kilometers is occupied by land and 19.7 square kilometers is occupied by water.
The town was formed in 1788, the same year the county was established. In 1799, the town was reduced by the formation of the town of Chateaugay. The founding of the towns of Chazy and Mooers in 1804 further reduced Champlain. Lake Champlain and the Richelieu River are in on the east edge of the town, where the town has a common border with Grand Isle County, Vermont. The north town line is the international border with Quebec, Canada.
In town the population was spread out with 25.0 percent under the age of 18, 7.1 percent from 18 to 24, 28.7 percent from 25 to 44, 24.6 percent from 45 to 64, and 14.6 percent who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 95.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.8 males. Communities and locations in the town of Champlain are Catfish Point, Chazy River, Kings Bay, Scales Point, and Twin Bridges etc.
Champlain is a town known for its historic myths and traditions, scenic beauty, cooperative people and luxurious hotels and cottages. It is one of the favorite holiday places for most of the vacation lovers.

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