About Cohoes, New York
Coordinates: 42°46?45?N 73°42?46?W? / ?42.77917°N 73.71278°W? / 42.77917; -73.71278 - coordinates 42°46?45?N 73°42?46?W? / ?42.77917°N 73.71278°W? / 42.77917; -73.71278 - coordinates 42°46?54?N 73°43?40?W? / ?42.78167°N 73.72778°W? / 42.78167; -73.727784.2 sq mi (11 km2) - land 3.7 sq mi (10 km2) - water 0.5 sq mi (1 km2)4,145.8 / sq mi (1,601 / km2) - coordinates 42°46?28?N 73°41?59?W? / ?42.77444°N 73.69972°W? / 42.77444; -73.69972John T. McDonald, III (D)Common Council* W2: Alfred J. Turcotte (D)* W5: Roger R. Ceccucci (D)* W6: Ralph V. Signoracci, IV (D)Statistics: City-data.comCohoes ( /k??ho?s/ k?-HOHSS) is an incorporated city located at the northeast corner of Albany County in the US state of New York. It is called the "Spindle City" because of the importance of textile production to its growth. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 16,168. The name was believed to have arisen from a Mohawk expression, "Ga-ha-oose", referring to the Cohoes Falls and meaning "Place of the Falling Canoe," an interpretation originated by Horatio Gates Spafford in his 1823 publication "A Gazetteer of the State of New York". Later historians posited that the name is derived from the Algonquian "Cohos," which is a place name based on a word meaning 'pine tree'.