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Did You Know These About Buffalo

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The Queen City is NY state’s second largest city with an estimated population of 258,959. Buffalo has so much to offer - arts, culture, nightlife, championship sports teams and museum. A vibrant city, Buffalo is well known for its historic buildings, treasured structures and celebrated food scene. Did you know that the city's much loved and famous Buffalo wings was invented at Anchor Bar? Buffalo has been a pioneer in many aspects, including architecture and beyond. Browse below to track down some of the interesting facts about Buffalo.

Interesting and Fun Facts about Buffalo!

  • Residents of Buffalo are known as "Buffalonians"

  • Buffalo has many nickname(s) - The City of Good Neighbors, The City of No Illusions, The Queen City, The Nickel City, City of Light and Queen City of the Lakes.

  • The type of government in Buffalo is City council.

  • Buffalo's ethnic composition - 50.4% White, 0.8% American Indian and Alaska Native, 38.6% Black or African-American, 3.2% Asian and 3.1% from two or more races.

  • Buffalo's economic sectors include light manufacturing, industrial, high technology and services.

  • Buffalo's Dyngus Day celebration is the largest in the US, featuring lots of Polish food and polka music.

  • In 1886, Buffalo was the 1st city to install widespread street lamps.

  • In The Queen City, it is illegal to intentionally throw a snowball at someone’s head.

  • For the first time in the world, the Hotel Buffalo orthe Statler Hotel as called before houses private bathing spaces in each room.

  • Constructed in 1886, The Ellicott Square Bldg on Main Street was once the world's largest office building.

  • Started in 1896, Turkey Trot is America's longest running continuous footrace.

  • Millionaires Row on Delaware Avenue was given its name based on the large population of millionaires living there in the early 1900s.

  • In 1842, a resident of Buffalo invented grain elevators that helped in cost and labor cutting for farmers.

  • After Buffalo, Chicago is the only US city that claims to own more Frank Lloyd Wright buildings.

  • Buffalo's Garden Walk is believed to be the country's largest flower festival.

  • If you're found flirting on Buffalo streets in public, you will be charged a fine of $25 due to state laws.

  • Buffalo encompasses over 50 art galleries.

  • The sworn into office ceremony of President Theodore Roosevelt happened in Buffalo.

  • Buffalo's Anchor Bar invented the original buffalo wing.

  • It is technically law breaking in Buffalo if a woman comes outside wearing body hugging clothes, such as yoga pants.

  • Buffalo is foodie's paradise with around 1,000 restaurants.

  • The city's Peace Bridge links Canada to America since 1927.

  • Buffalo is named after a play “beau fleuve” on the French word, which means beautiful river.

  • Buffalo’s nickname - “Queen City” refers to the city’s size as the 2nd largest in NY state.

  • In every Buffalo business Spittoons are required by law.

  • New York state is the largest employer in Buffalo with more than 14,000 local employees.

  • In Buffalo, no summer days have ever got up to triple digit temperatures. The highest temperature was recorded on August 27, 1948 as 99 degrees.

  • The nickname “Nickel City” was given as reference to the bison that is on the rear of the nickel Indian Head.

  • Buffalo is the center of the debt collection industry in the country.

  • According to recent Forbes review, Buffalo is the 10th best place in Us to raise a family.

  • Buffalo hosts the largest Dyngus Day Celebration in America.

  • More than  200 movies have been filmed in and the surroundings of Buffalo.

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