Located in the state of Virginia and is considered to be an independent city, Hampton is one of the seven major cities that makes up the metropolitan area of the Hampton Roads and is on the Virginia Peninsula's southeastern side. Tourism and military installations are the major players of the city's economy wherein Fort Monroe, Langley Air Force Base, and its research center for NASA are homed in Hampton. Hampton also has many miles of beaches and waterfront that are being featured. The city also has various and a wide array of industrial and business enterprises, retail and residential areas, and several historical sites. Today, Hampton is developing additional public facilities that are underway at the Buckroe Beach, which is a notable resort area.
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