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Dunkirk ( C )

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Dunkirk is a city in Chautauqua County, New York in the USA. The population was 13,131 at the 2000 census. The City of Dunkirk is surrounded by the Town of Dunkirk. Dunkirk is on shore of Lake Erie and shares a border with the Village of Fredonia.
The City of Dunkirk was incorporated in 1880. The area was regarded at one time as the train wreck capital of the world due to the number of collisions and other incidents. It is named after Dunkirk, France due to their similar harbor.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 11.8 square kilometers. 11.7 square kilometers of it is land and 0.1 square kilometers of it is water. Dunkirk is the westernmost city in the state. In the city the population was spread out with 25.3 percent under the age of 18, 9.0 percent from 18 to 24, 26.5 percent from 25 to 44, 21.5 percent from 45 to 64, and 17.6 percent who were 65 years of age or older.
The Chautauqua County-Dunkirk Airport provides both training facilities and charter services. A branch of Jamestown Community College is in Dunkirk. The Observer newspaper is published in Dunkirk.
Dunkirk 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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