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Hingham, Massachusetts
HINGHAM is a town in metropolitan Greater Boston on the South Shore of the U.S. state
U.S. state
of Massachusetts
Massachusetts
in northern Plymouth County . At the 2010 census , the population was 22,157. Hingham is known for its colonial history and location on Boston Harbor
Boston Harbor
. The town was named after Hingham, Norfolk , England
England
, and was first settled by English colonists in 1633. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Geography * 3 Demographics * 4 Economy * 4.1 Top employers * 5 Government * 6 Infrastructure * 6.1 Education * 6.2 Transportation * 7 Notable people * 8 References * 9 External links HISTORYThe town of Hingham was dubbed "Bare Cove" by the first colonizing English in 1633, but two years later was incorporated as a town under the name "Hingham"
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Norfolk
NORFOLK (/ˈnɔːrfək/ ) is a county in East Anglia in England
England
. It borders Lincolnshire
Lincolnshire
to the west and north-west, Cambridgeshire
Cambridgeshire
to the west and southwest, and Suffolk
Suffolk
to the south. Its northern and eastern boundaries are the North Sea
North Sea
and, to the north-west, The Wash . The county town is Norwich
Norwich
. With an area of 2,074 square miles (5,370 km2) and a population of 859,400, Norfolk
Norfolk
is a largely rural county with a population density of 401 per square mile (155 per km²). Of the county's population, 40% live in four major built up areas: Norwich
Norwich
(213,000), Great Yarmouth (63,000), King\'s Lynn (46,000) and Thetford
Thetford
(25,000)
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Church Of England
The CHURCH OF ENGLAND (C OF E) is the state church of England
England
. The Archbishop of Canterbury
Archbishop of Canterbury
(currently Justin Welby
Justin Welby
) is the most senior cleric, although the monarch is the supreme governor . The Church of England
England
is also the mother church of the international Anglican
Anglican
Communion . It traces its history to the Christian church recorded as existing in the Roman province of Britain by the third century, and to the 6th-century Gregorian mission to Kent led by Augustine of Canterbury
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Chancel
In church architecture , the CHANCEL is the space around the altar , including the choir and the sanctuary (sometimes called the PRESBYTERY), at the liturgical east end of a traditional Christian church building. It may terminate in an apse . It is generally the area used by the clergy and choir during worship, while the congregation is in the nave . Direct access may be provided by a PRIEST\'S DOOR, usually on the south side of the church. This is one definition, sometimes called the "strict" one; in practice in churches where the eastern end contains other elements such as an ambulatory and side chapels, these are also often counted as part of the chancel, especially when discussing architecture. In smaller churches, where the altar is backed by the outside east wall and there is no distinct choir, the chancel and sanctuary may be the same area. In churches with a retroquire area behind the altar, this may only be included in the broader definition of chancel
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England
ENGLAND is a country that is part of the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
. It shares land borders with Scotland
Scotland
to the north and Wales
Wales
to the west. The Irish Sea lies northwest of England
England
and the Celtic Sea lies to the southwest. England
England
is separated from continental Europe
Europe
by the North Sea to the east and the English Channel
English Channel
to the south. The country covers five-eighths of the island of Great Britain
Great Britain
(which lies in the North Atlantic ) in its centre and south, and includes over 100 smaller named islands such as the Isles of Scilly and the Isle of Wight
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2010 United States Census
The 2010 UNITED STATES CENSUS, (known as "CENSUS 2010"), is the twenty-third and currently most recent United States
United States
national census . National Census Day
Census Day
, the reference day used for the census, was April 1, 2010. As part of a drive to increase the count's accuracy, 635,000 temporary enumerators were hired. The population of the United States was counted as 308,745,538, a 9.7% increase from the 2000 Census . CONTENTS * 1 Introduction * 2 Major changes * 3 Cost * 4 Technology * 5 Marketing and undercounts * 6 Reapportionment * 7 Controversies * 7.1 Clemons v. Department of Commerce * 8 State rankings * 9 Metropolitan rankings * 10 City rankings * 11 References * 12 External links INTRODUCTION President Obama completing his census form in the Oval Office on March 29, 2010
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Geographic Names Information System
The GEOGRAPHIC NAMES INFORMATION SYSTEM (GNIS) is a database that contains name and locative information about more than two million physical and cultural features located throughout the United States of America and its territories. It is a type of gazetteer . GNIS was developed by the United States Geological Survey in cooperation with the United States Board on Geographic Names (BGN) to promote the standardization of feature names. The database is part of a system that includes topographic map names and bibliographic references. The names of books and historic maps that confirm the feature or place name are cited. Variant names, alternatives to official federal names for a feature, are also recorded. Each feature receives a permanent, unique feature record identifier, sometimes called the GNIS identifier
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U.S. State
A STATE is a constituent political entity of the United States
United States
. There are currently 50 states, which are bound together in a union with each other. Each state holds governmental jurisdiction over a defined geographic territory and shares its sovereignty with the United States
United States
federal government . Due to the shared sovereignty between each state and the federal government, Americans
Americans
are citizens of both the federal republic and of the state in which they reside . State citizenship and residency are flexible, and no government approval is required to move between states , except for persons covered by certain types of court orders (e.g., paroled convicts and children of divorced spouses who are sharing custody )
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Magdalene College, Cambridge
Coordinates : 52°12′37″N 0°6′58″E / 52.21028°N 0.11611°E / 52.21028; 0.11611 MAGDALENE COLLEGE The Second Court of Magdalene College UNIVERSITY Cambridge University LOCATION Magdalene Street (map) FULL NAME The College of Saint Mary Magdalene MOTTO Garde ta Foy (Old French) MOTTO IN ENGLISH Keep your faith FOUNDERS John Lytlington, Abbot of Crowland (1428) Thomas, 1st Baron Audley (1542) ESTABLISHED 1428 Refounded 1542 NAMED FOR
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West Country
The WEST COUNTRY is a loosely defined area of south western England
England
. The term usually encompasses the historic counties of Cornwall
Cornwall
, Devon
Devon
, Dorset
Dorset
, Somerset
Somerset
, and often the counties of Gloucestershire and Wiltshire
Wiltshire
. The region is host to distinctive regional dialects and accents . AREA BOUNDARIESApart from the Bristol Channel
Bristol Channel
and English Channel
English Channel
, the West Country's boundaries are not precisely defined and as a consequence there are a number of different definitions used. Some definitions are roughly synonymous with the administrative South West Region , while others use it more specifically to refer to just the southwestern part
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King's Lynn
KING\'S LYNN /ˌkɪŋz ˈlɪn/ , known until 1537 as BISHOP\'S LYNN, is a seaport and market town in Norfolk
Norfolk
, England, about 98 miles (158 km) north of London, 36 miles (58 km) north-east of Peterborough
Peterborough
, 44 miles (71 km) north north-east of Cambridge
Cambridge
and 44 miles (71 km) west of Norwich
Norwich
. The population of the town is 42,800. The town has two theatres (Westacre and Corn Exchange), two museums (Lynn Museum and True's Yard) and several other cultural and sporting venues. There are three secondary schools and one college. The service sector, information and communication technologies and creative industries, provide employment for the population of King's Lynn
King's Lynn
and the surrounding area
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Wampanoag People
The WAMPANOAG /ˈwɑːmpənɔːɡ/ , also called MASSASOIT and also rendered WôPANâAK, is a Native American people in North America. They were a loose confederacy made up of several tribes. Many Wampanoag people
Wampanoag people
today are enrolled in two federally recognized tribes , the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe and the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head , or four state-recognized tribes in Massachusetts
Massachusetts
. In the beginning of the 17th century, at the time of first contact with the English, the Wampanoag lived in southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island
Rhode Island
, a territory that encompassed present-day Martha\'s Vineyard and Nantucket
Nantucket
islands. Their population numbered in the thousands due to the richness of the environment and their cultivation of corn, beans and squash
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United States Census Bureau
The UNITED STATES CENSUS BUREAU (USCB; officially the BUREAU OF THE CENSUS, as defined in Title 13 U.S.C. § 11) is a principal agency of the U.S. Federal Statistical System , responsible for producing data about the American people and economy . The Census
Census
Bureau is part of the U.S. Department of Commerce
Department of Commerce
and its director is appointed by the President of the United States
United States
. The Census
Census
Bureau's primary mission is conducting the U.S. Census every ten years, which allocates the seats of the U.S. House of Representatives to the states based on their population. The Bureau's various censuses and surveys help allocate over $400 billion in federal funds every year and it helps states , local communities, and businesses make informed decisions
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Trainband
TRAINBANDS were companies of militia in England
England
or the Americas
Americas
, first organized in the 16th century and dissolved in the 18th. The term was used after this time to describe the London
London
militia. In the early American colonies the trainband was the most basic tactical unit. However, no standard company size ever existed and variations were wide. As population grew these companies were organized into regiments to allow better management. But trainbands were not combat units. Generally, upon reaching a certain age a man was required to join the local trainband in which he received periodic training for the next couple of decades. In wartime, military forces were formed by selecting men from trainbands on an individual basis and then forming them into a fighting unit . The exact derivation and usage is not clear. A nineteenth-century dictionary says, under "Train": "train-band, i.e
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Dorset
DORSET (/ˈdɔːrsɪt/ ; archaically , DORSETSHIRE) is a county in South West England
England
on the English Channel
English Channel
coast. The ceremonial county comprises the non-metropolitan county , which is governed by Dorset County Council , and the unitary authority areas of Poole
Poole
and Bournemouth
Bournemouth
. Covering an area of 2,653 square kilometres (1,024 sq mi), Dorset
Dorset
borders Devon
Devon
to the west, Somerset
Somerset
to the north-west, Wiltshire
Wiltshire
to the north-east, and Hampshire to the east. The county town is Dorchester which is in the south
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Dorchester, Massachusetts
DORCHESTER is a historic neighborhood comprising over 6 square miles (16 km2) in Boston
Boston
, Massachusetts
Massachusetts
, United States
United States
. Originally, Dorchester was a separate town, founded by Puritans who emigrated in 1630 from Dorchester , Dorset
Dorset
, England
England
. This dissolved municipality , Boston's largest neighborhood by far, is often divided by city planners in order to create two planning areas roughly equivalent in size and population to other Boston
Boston
neighborhoods. The neighborhood is named after the town of Dorchester in the English county of Dorset, from which Puritans emigrated on the ship Mary and John , among others and is today sometimes nicknamed "DOT" by its residents
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