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Glens Falls (C)

New York is a state in the northeastern United States. Glens Falls is a city in Warren County, New York, USA. It is part of the Glens Falls, New York Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 14,354 at the 2000 census and 14,108 in 2005 U.S. Census Estimate. The name is derived from the large waterfall in the Hudson River at the southern base of the city.
The City of Glens Falls is in the southern part of Warren County. The city has referred to itself as the Empire City. Glens Falls is also known as Hometown U.S.A., a title given to it by Look Magazine in 1944. The city is located in the southeast corner of the county, surrounded by the Town of Queensbury to the North, East, and West, and by the Hudson River and Saratoga County to the South. The area was originally called Chepontuc, but was renamed The Corners. In 1766 it was renamed Wings Falls for Abraham Wing, who established a permanent settlement. After title was granted to Colonel Johannes Glen after he won it on a poker game, the name was changed to Glens Falls.
Glens Falls became an incorporated village in 1837, but was re-incorporated in 1874 and 1887. The city charter was granted in 1907 at which time, the city became a separate entity from the Town of Queensbury into which it had formerly been incorporated as its largest village. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 10.2 square kilometers. 9.9 square kilometers of it is land and 0.3 square kilometers of it is water. The city is located on the Hudson River, in the Adirondack foothills, at the border of Saratoga County, New York. Glens Falls is home to a regional office of the Boston Scientific Corporation. 
The Glens Falls Civic Center opened in 1979 and hosts sports and entertainment events in downtown Glens Falls. This versatile multi-purpose complex includes an arena for sporting events, concerts, family activities, dance, theater and trade shows as well as banquet facilities. Glens Falls 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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