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|Nickname(s): The People's Republic of Amherst|
|• 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)|
|• Density||1,365.3/sq mi (526.7/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||Eastern (UTC-4)|
|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.
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