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Riga (T)

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Riga is a town in Monroe County, New York, United States. The population was 5,437 at the 2000 census. The Town of Riga is southwest of the City of Rochester on the western border of the county. Locally, the town's name is pronounced RYE-ga, instead of REE-ga as the Latvian city is. Its population was 5,442 in the year 2005 U.S. census. In town matters, Henry served as highway commissioner in 1823. Also, he was very active in education being one of the first members of the Town of Riga School Committee in the year 1813, Commissioner of the School Fund in the year 1814 and Inspector of Common Schools in the year 1816. The Town of Riga was derived from a previous Town of Northampton as East and West Pultney and later became the Town of West Riga even before the formation of Monroe County.

The west town line is the border of Genesee County, New York. Interstate highway 490 crosses the town. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 91.4 square kilometers. 91.1 square kilometers of it is land and 0.3 square kilometers of it is water. In the town the population was spread out with 28.3 percent under the age of 18, 6.1 percent from 18 to 24, 30.5 percent from 25 to 44, 25.6 percent from 45 to 64, and 9.6 percent who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 99.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.5 males. Communities and locations in Riga are Churchville, New York, Churchville Park, Five Points, Riga or Riga Center.

Riga 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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