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Amherst, Massachusetts




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Location in Hampshire County in Massachusetts
Location in Hampshire County in Massachusetts
Country United States
State Massachusetts
County Hampshire
Settled 1703
Incorporated 1759
Government
 • Type Representative town meeting
Area
 • 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)

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.

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