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Hudson County is the smallest and most urban county in northeastern New Jersey, and sixth most densely populated in the United States. Located on two penisulas between the Hudson, Hackensack, and Passaic rivers it has, while being in the midst of the New York metropolitan area, a distinct history and character from either the the city across from which it sits and the rest of the state on the other side of the New Jersey Meadowlands, and is often overlooked by both. The thirteen municpalites which comprise Hudson often share borders that are city streets where the demarcation is barely, if at all noted. Since its beginnings in the 17th century the region has be home to waves of immigrants, making it one of ethnically diverse in America.