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Statistics & Facts

The New York state capital is Albany.
The population of Gowanda is approximately 2,901 (1990), 2709 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 1,310 (1990), 1136 (2010).
The amount of land area in Gowanda is 4.152 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.029 sq kilometers.
The distance from Gowanda to Washington DC is 266 miles.
The distance to the New York state capital is 272 miles. (as the crow flies)
Gowanda is positioned 42.46 degrees north of the equator and 78.93 degrees west of the prime meridian.

History & History Related Items

The name of Gowanda is Seneca Indian meaning "Valley between two Hills."
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Gowanda abuts the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation
Cattaraugus creek divides the village making half in Erie County & half in Cattaraugus county

Collins Correctional & Gowanda Correctional Facilities are located here.

The former home of Gowanda Psychiatric facility, Cooper glue factory & Brown shoe company tannery
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