Amherst, Massachusetts

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Amherst, Massachusetts
Town Hall
Town Hall
Nickname(s): The People's Republic of Amherst[1][2][3]
Location in Hampshire County in Massachusetts
Location in Hampshire County in Massachusetts
Coordinates: 42°22′49″N 72°31′25″W / 42.38028°N 72.52361°W / 42.38028; -72.52361Coordinates: 42°22′49″N 72°31′25″W / 42.38028°N 72.52361°W / 42.38028; -72.52361
Country United States
State Massachusetts
County Hampshire
Settled 1703
Incorporated 1759
 • Type Representative town meeting
 • Total 27.8 sq mi (71.9 km2)
 • Land 27.7 sq mi (71.8 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation 295 ft (90 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 37,819
 • Density 1,365.3/sq mi (526.7/km2)
Time zone Eastern (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (UTC-4)
ZIP code 01002
Area code(s) 413
FIPS code 25-01325
GNIS feature ID 0618195

Amherst is a town in the American state of Massachusetts. It is in Hampshire County. There are three colleges in Amherst. It is named after Sir Jeffrey Amherst. It has a population of about 30,000 people.

References[change | change source]

  1. Hollander, Paul (1981). Political pilgrims: Western intellectuals in search of the good society. Piscataway, New Jersey: Transaction Publishers. p. xxv. 
  2. Arkes, Hadley (1996), "Response to Fund", in Schaefer, David Lewis; Schaefer, Roberta Rubel, The future of cities, Lanham, Maryland: University Press of America, Inc., p. 9 
  3. Sarat, Austin (2008), "Contested Terrain: Visions of Multiculturalism in an American Town", in Minow, Martha; Shweder, Richard A.; Markus, Hazel, TJust schools: pursuing equality in societies of difference, New York: Russell Sage Foundation, p. 102 

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