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Statistics & Facts

The New York state capital is Albany.
The population of Buffalo is approximately 292,648 (2000), 261310 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 122,720 (2000), 112536 (2010).
The amount of land area in Buffalo is 105.192 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Buffalo is 42 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 30.827 sq kilometers.
The distance from Buffalo to Washington DC is 292 miles.
The distance to the New York state capital is 268 miles. (as the crow flies)
Buffalo is positioned 42.88 degrees north of the equator and 78.85 degrees west of the prime meridian.


on the shores of Lake Erie and only 25 miles from the famous Niagara Falls. Here is a map page for Buffalo.
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History & History Related Items

The area was settled around 1780 the Seneca created a village here. It was known as Buffalo Creek, named for a local stream. The Holland Land Company bought the land in 1790 and laid out a town in 1803. They used Washington, D. C. as a model for the plans. It was burned down in 1813 during the War of 1812, but was rebuilt quickly. It was incorporated as a village in 1816. Grover Cleveland, who later became President of the United States, was the Mayor of Buffalo from 1881 to 1883. He was then Governor of New York and elected President in 1884. Also, when U.S. President, William McKinley, was killed in Buffalo in 1901, Theodore Roosevelt took the presidential oath here. Buffalo gradually became a major rail center. By the early 1900's, it was the world's largest grain and livestock market.

Two native sons of Buffalo are U.S. Presidents Millard Fillmore and Grover Cleveland.

One of Buffalo's nicknames, Wing Capital of the World, refers to Buffalo Wings - a popular food in the area.
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Off the Beaten Cyberpath: Unexpected Buffalo Websites - Everything Buffalo!

What's it like in Buffalo right now. Check this site and see!

The Buffalo history works

Western New York Regional Information Network (WNYRIN)
The WNYRIN is the largest regional web site in Western New York with over 10,000 pages online covering everything from municipal information for the eight counties of Western New York to information on life and community, health and human services, and economic data. The eight counties of Western New York are: Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans and Wyoming Counties.

National Buffalo Wing Festival - held each year around Labor Day.
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Buffalo City Government

City of Buffalo official site

Mayor's office
201 City Hall
Buffalo, NY 14202
Phone: 716-851-4841


Eric County Government Information on-line
Erie County
95 Franklin St.
Buffalo, NY 14202
Phone: 716-858-8500
Fax: 716-858-8411

Buffalo Chamber

The Buffalo-Niagara Partnership
665 Main St. Buffalo, New YOrk 14203
Phone: 716-852-7100
Fax: 716-852-2761 Buffalo Junior Chamber of Commerce

Buffalo Organizations

The Buffalo-Niagara Partnership
665 Main St. Buffalo, New YOrk 14203
Phone: 716-852-7100
Fax: 716-852-2761 Buffalo Junior Chamber of Commerce Buffalo


All major cities of eastern part of North America are within 500 miles radius of Buffalo.

The population of Buffalo was:
1990 - 328,123
2000 - 292,648
Population figures from the 1990 and 2000 US Census records.

The number of households in Buffalo were:
1990 - 136,436
2000 - 122,720

Buffalo has 42.8 total miles of coastal shoreline.

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