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Paterson is the largest city in and the county seat of Passaic County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, its population was 146,199, rendering it New Jersey's third-most-populous city. Paterson has the second-highest density of any U.S. city with over 100,000 people, behind only New York City. For 2015, the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program calculated a population of 147,754, an increase of 1.1% from the 2010 enumeration, ranking the city the 177th-largest in the nation. Paterson is known as the "Silk City" for its dominant role in silk production during the latter half of the 19th century. The city has since evolved into a major destination for Hispanic emigrants as well as for immigrants from the Arab and Muslim world. It has the second-largest Muslim population in the United States.


Paterson was a major industrial center and a silk producing city in the United States. It is also home of the tallest waterfall in New Jersey. The Great Falls district also serves as the location of the Paterson Museum. Shopping can be done at the shops in downtown Paterson. One of the members of the silk manufacturing fraternity constructed the Lambert Castle. Today, it houses a museum of local history. you can see the views of Manhattan on a clear day from the Sandy Hill or North Side hills. The People’s Park area is full of shops and restaurants where you can spend some time relaxing or shopping. Paterson is divided into neighbourhoods on the basis of the communities living in a particular area. Travel to Paterson for a multicultural experience.

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