Galloway Township, New Jersey

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Galloway Township is a township in Atlantic County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the township population was 31,209. At 114.8 squares miles (297.3 km²) of total area Galloway Township is the largest municipality and township in the State of New Jersey.

Galloway Township was incorporated by Royal Charter on April 4, 1774, from portions of Egg Harbor Township, when it was still part of Gloucester County. Galloway was incorporated as one of the initial group of 104 townships by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 21, 1798. After becoming part of the newly-formed Atlantic County in 1837, portions of the township were taken to create Mullica Township (March 13, 1838), Egg Harbor City (June 14, 1858), Absecon town (February 29, 1872), Brigantine Beach borough (now Brigantine city; June 14, 1890) and Port Republic (March 1, 1905).[8]

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 114.8 square miles (297.3 km 2), of which, 90.5 square miles (234.4 km²) of it is land and 24.3 square miles (63.0 km²) of it (21.18%) is water.

Pomona (2000 Census population of 4,019) is a census-designated place and unincorporated area located within Galloway Township. Other unincorporated areas within Galloway Township include Absecon Highlands, Cologne, Conovertown, Germania, Higbeetown, Leeds Point, Oceanville, Pinehurst, Pomona, Smithville and South Egg Harbor, and the "Township Center".

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