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When we say String s="hello", then "hello" object will be created in heap.

I want to know if this object is created in heap with reference stored in the string literal pool. Is this right? or String literal pool is separate memory area outside heap?
 
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Following link contains explanation:

http://www.coderanch.com/t/381045/java/java/String-Memory-Allocation
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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