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Oswego    (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.

Oswego is a city in Oswego County, New York, United States. The population was 17,954 at the 2000 census. Oswego is located on Lake Ontario in north-central New York and promotes itself as the Port City of Central New York. It is the county seat of Oswego County. The City of Oswego is a governmental entity. It is bordered by the Towns of Oswego, Minetto, and Scriba to the west, south, and east, respectively, and by Lake Ontario to the north.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 29.1 square kilometers and 9.8 square kilometers of it is land and 9.2 square kilometers of it is water. Oswego is located on the southeastern shore of Lake Ontario at the mouth of the Oswego River, about 35 miles north of Syracuse, New York and 68 miles east of Rochester, New York.
In the city the population was spread out with 22.2 percent under the age of 18, 16.5 percent from 18 to 24, 25.4 percent from 25 to 44, 18.7 percent from 45 to 64, and 17.2 percent who were 65 years of age or older.
Oswego 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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