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Bergen County

Bergen county is located in the northeastern corner of New Jersey and its Gateway Region, Bergen County is part of the New York City metropolitan area and is directly across the Hudson River from Manhattan, to which it is connected by the George Washington Bridge. Bergen County is divided into 70 municipalities but has no large cities. They areAllendale, Alpine, Bergenfield, Bogota, Carlstadt, Cliffside Park, Closter, Cresskill, Demarest, Dumont, East Rutherford, Edgewater, Elmwood Park, Emerson, Englewood, Englewood Cliffs, Fair Lawn, Fairview, Fort Lee, Franklin Lakes, Garfield, Glen Rock, Hackensack, Harrington Park, Hasbrouck Heights, Haworth, Hillsdale, Ho-Ho-kus, Leonia, Little Ferry, Lodi, Lyndhurst, Mahwah, Maywood, Midland Park, Montvale, Moonachie, New Milford, North Arlington, Northvale, Norwood, Oakland, Old Tappan, Oradell, Palisades Park, Paramus, Park Ridge, Ramsey, Ridgefield, Ridgefield Park, Ridgewood, River Edge, River Vale, Rochelle Park, Rockleigh, Rutherford, Saddle Brook, Saddle River, South Hackensack, Teaneck, Tenafly, Teterboro, Upper Saddle River, Waldwick, Wallington, Washington Township, Westwood, Woodcliff Lake, Wood-Ridge, and Wyckoff.Its most populous place, with 43,010 residents at the time of the 2010 census, is Hackensack, which is also its county seatMahwah covered the largest area of any municipality, at 26.19 square miles (67.8 km2).   Here are some fun facts about Bergen County 
  1. Bergen County was one of the first four original counties of New Jersey.
  2. Bergen County’s park system totals nearly 9,000 acres.
  3. Before Dutch and English colonists came, Bergen County was inhabited by Native American people of the Lenape nation. Some of their descendants are still here as part of the Ramapo Mountain Indian tribe, recognized in 1980.
  4. While the origin of Bergen’s name is debated, it is often attributed to the Dutch word meaning “hill” or “place of safety.”
  5. Did you know that Bergen County was the location of several battles and troop movements during the Revolutionary War? In fact, Fort Lee’s location on the bluffs of the NJ Palisades made it a strategic position during the war. The Battle of Fort Lee took place as part of the Continental Army’s attempts to keep British forces from sailing the Hudson River.
  6. This year, U.S. News & World Report continued to recognize the Bergen County Academies in Hackensack as one of the Best High Schools in the United States! Furthermore, In 2011, Newsweek recognized the academy students as having the second highest average SAT score of any U.S. high school.

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