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New Paltz (V)

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New Paltz is a village in Ulster County in the U.S. state of New York. It is about 90 miles north of New York City. The village of New Paltz is located within the town of New Paltz. According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 4.6 square kilometers. In the village the population was spread out with 6.9 percent under the age of 18, 58.7 percent from 18 to 24, 19.0 percent from 25 to 44, 10.1 percent from 45 to 64, and 5.3 percent who were 65 years of age or older. For every 100 females there were 80.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.8 males. The population was 6,034 in 2000.
Paltz was founded in 1678 by French Huguenots who had taken refuge in Mannheim, Germany, for a few years before coming to America. Mannheim was, at that time, capital of the area called the Rhenish Palatinate or, in German, the Rhein Pfalz.

New Paltz is definitely one of the popular tourist attractions in New York worth paying a visit while touring the country. This place leaves a pleasing and unforgettable memory and justifies the proud cultural tradition of New York.

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