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Geneva (C)

New York is a state in the northeastern United States. Geneva is a city in Ontario County, New York, USA. The population was 13,617 at the 2000 census. Some claim it is named after the city and canton of Geneva in Switzerland. The City of Geneva is located by the eastern border of the county and is inside the Town of Geneva. The city claims to be the Lake trout capital of the world.
Geneva was incorporated in 1806, making it the first official village in western New York. It was the first settlement in the region to have a college, a public hotel, a dedicated church building, an official post office and postmaster, a Community Chest, a YMCA, Young Men's Christian Association a water company, a glass factory and a free public library. It was also the first place in western New York to be served by a completed canal. Geneva College holds the distinction of being the first institution in the United States to grant a medical degree to a woman, awarded to Elizabeth Blackwell in 1849. The 20th century has brought many changes, but Geneva has emerged triumphant. Geneva, once the Hub of the Finger Lakes, is again moving successfully forward. Prentice Hall recently named the City as one of The 100 Best Small Towns in America.
Geneva lies at the northern end of the Seneca Lake, in the Finger Lakes region, the largest wine-producing area in New York State. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 15.2 square kilometer. 11.0 square kilometers of it is land and 4.1 square kilometers of it is water. Geneva is at the northern end of Seneca Lake, one of the Finger Lakes. In the city the population was spread out with 23.2 percent under the age of 18, 18.9 percent from 18 to 24, 24.3 percent from 25 to 44, 18.1 percent from 45 to 64, and 15.5 percent who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 87.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.5 males.
Geneva 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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