Place:Paramus, Bergen, New Jersey, United States


Alt namesParamessource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS34005235
Pyramussource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS34005235
Coordinates40.947°N 74.071°W
Located inBergen, New Jersey, United States
Contained Places
George Washington Memorial Park
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Paramus is a borough in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 26,342.[1][2][3]. A suburb of New York City, Paramus is located northwest of Midtown Manhattan and approximately west of Upper Manhattan. The Wall Street Journal characterized Paramus as "quintessentially suburban".

Paramus was incorporated as a borough by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 2, 1922, and ratified by a referendum held on April 4, 1922, that passed by a vote of 238 to 10.[4] Paramus was created from portions of Midland Township, which now exists as Rochelle Park. The name is usually said to be of Native American origin, derived from words meaning "land of the turkey"[5] or meaning "pleasant stream."

The borough is one of the largest shopping destinations in the country, generating over US$6 billion in annual retail sales, more than any other ZIP Code in the United States. Despite this, Paramus has some of the most restrictive blue laws in the nation, banning nearly all white-collar and retail businesses from opening on Sundays except for gas stations, restaurants and grocery stores, and a limited number of other businesses.

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