Hamtramck is a city located in Wayne County, Michigan in the United States of America. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 22,976. Hamtramck is surrounded by the city of Detroit on all sides, but a small portion of the western border touches the city of Highland Park. Hamtramck is named for the soldier Jean Francois Hamtramck who was the first American commander of Fort Shelby, the fortification at Detroit. Hamtramck is erroneously nicknamed Poletown. Poletown is a neighborhood mostly in the city of Detroit and a small part of Hamtramck.
Recently, Hamtramck's city council voted unaimously to amend the city's noise ordinance to allow loudspeaker broadcasts of the Islamic call to prayer and Christian church bells.
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Hamtramck Online Guide: A touch of Europe in AmericaBusiness listings, events, maps.
Hamtramck, MichiganCensus, geography, and demographic information for the city. [English and Polish]