Wanaque, New Jersey

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Wanaque (pronounced WANNA-kyew) is a borough in Passaic County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the borough population was 10,266.

Wanaque was incorporated as an independent Borough on February 23, 1918, when Pompton Township was split up into three Boroughs, along with Bloomingdale and Ringwood, based on the results of a referendum held on March 22, 1918.[7]



Wanaque is located at 41°02′23″N 74°17′22″W / 41.039646°N 74.289323°W / 41.039646; -74.289323 (41.039646, -74.289323).[8]

Wanaque Borough includes neighborhoods known as Wanaque (formerly Midvale) and Haskell, each of which has their own ZIP Code and is served by their own separate post office.

According to local history, the name “Wanaque” is thought to have been derived from the Lenni Lenape Native American word meaning, “rest and repose”.[9]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 9.2 square miles (23.9 km2), of which, 8.0 square miles (20.7 km2) of it is land and 1.2 square miles (3.2 km2) of it (13.35%) is water.

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