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The Salt City

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13202, 13203, 13204, 13205, 13206, 13207, 13208, 13210, 13219, 13224

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The population of Syracuse is approximately 163,860 (1990), 145170 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 71,502 (1990), 57355 (2010).

The amount of land area in Syracuse is 65.019 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 1.426 sq kilometers.
The distance from Syracuse to Washington DC is 289 miles. The distance to the New York state capital is 127 miles. (as the crow flies)
Syracuse is positioned 43.04 degrees north of the equator and 76.14 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Syracuse elevation is 522 feet above sea level.

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Syracuse location: in central New York State, southeast of Lake Ontario.

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History & History Related Items

Syracuse history:

This area was a prominent city as far back as 1570 when the Onondagas Indian chief, Hiawatha, chose it as the location of the capital of the Iroquois Confederacy. Fort Ste. Marie de Gannentaha was built by the Jesuits here in 1656, but it was abandoned after only two years due to the local Indian hostility. Salt helped to make the area what it is bringing both the Indian and the Anglo-American settlers here. The city was founded in 1805 and became the major supplier of salt for the entire country. The nickname, The Salt City, came because of the many salt mines in the area at this time.

Syracuse University was established in 1870 and is on a 640 acre campus, bringing students and visitors alike.
The founding of Syracuse: 1805
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Syracuse attractions:

Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park
1 Conservation Pl.
Syracuse, NY 13204-2528
Phone: 315-435-8511
The zoo is open through the winter
Home of the Elephant Extravaganza & The Great Zoo Boo

Erie Canal Museum
318 Erie Blvd. E.
Syracuse, New York
Phone: 315-471-0593

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St.
Syracuse, New York
Phone: 315-474-6064

Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science and Technology
Franklin St. at W. Jefferson St.
Syracuse, NY
Phone: 315-425-9068

Onondaga Lake Park
5 miles north off I-81
Phone: 315-453-6712

Syracuse is the only place in the United States with a traffic signal that has the green on top- caused by Irish immigrants protesting the green being on the bottom

The New York State Fair

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