Where Is Syracuse?


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Syracuse is a city in Onondaga County, a county in central New York. As Onondaga County's largest city, Syracuse serves as the county seat for the area.

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The city of Syracuse covers approximately 26 square miles of land, as well as 0.6 square miles of water, and has a population of about 145,000 people (which yields about 5,500 people per square mile). Syracuse is most known for being the home of Syracuse University, a collegiate level university with a popular Division I athletic program, which specializes in men's basketball. About 27 percent of Syracuse's land is covered by 890,000 trees, more than any other city (precentage-wise) in New York.

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