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Jamestown (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.

Jamestown is a city in Chautauqua County, New York in the United States. The population was 31,730 at the 2000 census. 30,381. The City of Jamestown is adjacent to Town of Ellicott and is at the southern tip of Chautauqua Lake.
The City of Jamestown was incorporated in 1886. The city has been a center for the manufacture of wood products such as furniture as well as a major producer of mattresses. The town was once called the furniture capital of the world. Although much of these industries have migrated away from the area in recent times, Jamestown still retains a few large manufacturing plants for various multinational corporations. The city has a large concentration of citizens of Swedish and Italian ancestry.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 23.5 square kilometers. 23.3 square kilometers of it is land and 0.2 square kilometers of it is water. Being close to the Appalachian Mountains, Jamestown's elevation profile is relatively disjunct. A large hill on the East side of town is known as Swede Hill.
The Jamestown area has a few large manufacturing plants that are major employers in this region. These include Bush Industries, Cummins Inc., MRC Bearings, Valeo and Truck-Lite.

Like some of its sister municipalities and towns, Jamestown is blessed with beautiful surroundings and a unique natural setting. The picturesque scenery, the majesty of nature, the slow pace of life, and the welcoming nature of its people all combine to make this region one of the most important tourist attractions in New York.

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