Located in the northeastern part of the state of New Jersey and Passaic County, the city is situated along the Passaic River, which flows in between Paterson and Passaic cities. The first recorded settlement was in 1685 used to be a part of the Acquacknock Tract that was bought in by the Dutch from Delaware Indians. A part of Passaic’s area was incorporated into Clifton. The city is located in a heavily industrialized area and forms part of a major segment of the Bergen-Passaic metropolitan statistical area. The city’s economic activities lie in the manufacture of steel, textile, electrical parts, chemicals, plastics, and paperboard and other paper products.
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