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Ramapo is a town in Rockland County, New York, USA. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 108,905. The town of Ramapo is in the southwest corner of Rockland County, where it consists of about one-third of the western part of the county. The name is of Native American origin, meaning either sweet water or sloping rocks. As of the 2005 U.S. Census estimate the population of the town was 112,522.

The town of Ramapo was formed from part of the town of Haverstraw in 1791. The first railroad line across Rockland County was built in 1841 and ran from Piermont to Ramapo. By 1851, the line was extended to Lake Erie, and was considered an engineering marvel. In 1916, what would become State Route 59, which reached from Nyack to Spring Valley in 1915, was extended to Suffern and Ramapo Hamlet.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 160.4 square kilometers, out of which 158.6 square kilometers of its area is covered by land and 1.8 square kilometers is covered by water. The south town line is the border of New Jersey and the west town line is the border of Orange County. The break in the Ramapo Mountains at Suffern formed by the Ramapo River causes the town to be the site of the New York State.
In the town the population was spread out with 33.6 percent under the age of 18, 8.8 percent from 18 to 24, 26.0 percent from 25 to 44, 21.4 percent from 45 to 64, and 10.3 percent who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 97.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.1 males.
The locations in Ramapo are Antrim, Sterlington, Suffern Park, and Tallman. Ramapo can also be considered as the preeminent, historical and potential tourism place that enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers to become one of the most visited places.

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