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New York City

New York City
City
City of New York
Clockwise, from top: Midtown Manhattan, Times Square, the Unisphere in Queens, the Brooklyn Bridge, Lower Manhattan with One World Trade Center, Central Park, the headquarters of the United Nations, and the Statue of Liberty
Flag of New York City
Flag
Official seal of New York City
Seal
Nickname(s): See Nicknames of New York City
Location within the U.S. state of New York
Location within the U.S. state of New York
New York is located in the US
New York
New York
New York is located in New York
New York
New York
Location in the contiguous United States
Coordinates: 40°42′46″N 74°00′21″W / 40.7127°N 74.0059°W / 40.7127; -74.0059Coordinates: 40°42′46″N 74°00′21″W / 40.7127°N 74.0059°W / 40.7127; -74.0059
Country  United States
State  New York
Counties

Bronx, Kings (Brooklyn), New York (Manhattan), Queens, Richmond (Staten Island)


Historic colonies New Netherland
Province of New York
Settled 1624
Consolidated 1898
Government
 • Type Mayor–Council
 • Body New York City Council
 • Mayor Bill de Blasio (D)
Area
 • Total 468.9 sq mi (1,214 km2)
 • Land 304.8 sq mi (789 km2)
 • Water 164.1 sq mi (425 km2)
 • Metro 13,318 sq mi (34,490 km2)
Elevation 33 ft (10 m)
Population (2015)
 • Total 8,550,405
 • Rank 1st, U.S.
 • Density 28,052.5/sq mi (10,831.1/km2)
 • MSA (2015) 20,182,305 (1st)
 • CSA (2015) 23,723,696 (1st)
Demonym(s) New Yorker
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code(s) 100xx–104xx, 11004–05, 111xx–114xx, 116xx
Area code(s) 212, 347, 646, 718, 917, 929
FIPS code 36-51000
GNIS feature ID 975772
Largest borough by area Queens – 109 square miles (280 km2)
Largest borough by population Brooklyn (2,636,735 – 2015 est)
Website www.nyc.gov

Bronx, Kings (Brooklyn), New York (Manhattan), Queens, Richmond (Staten Island)

The City of New York, often called New York City or simply New York, is the most populous city in the United States. With an estimated 2015 population of 8,550,405 distributed over a land area of just 305 square miles (790 km2), New York City is also the most densely populated major city in the United States. Located at the southern tip of the state of New York, the city is the center of the New York metropolitan area, one of the most populous urban agglomerations in the world. A global power city, New York City exerts a significant impact upon commerce, finance, media, art, fashion, research, technology, education, and entertainment, its fast pace defining the term . Home to the headquarters of the United Nations, New York is an important center for international diplomacy and has been described as the cultural and financial capital of the world.

Situated on one of the world's largest natural harbors, New York City consists of five boroughs, each of which is a separate county of New York State. The five boroughs – Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, The Bronx, and Staten Island – were consolidated into a single city in 1898. The city and its metropolitan area constitute the premier gateway for legal immigration to the United States, and as many as 800 languages are spoken in New York, making it the most linguistically diverse city in the world. By 2015 estimates, the New York City metropolitan region remains by a significant margin the most populous in the United States, as defined by both the Metropolitan Statistical Area (20.2 million residents) and the Combined Statistical Area (23.7 million residents). In 2013, the MSA produced a gross metropolitan product (GMP) of nearly US$1.39 trillion, while in 2012, the CSA generated a GMP of over US$1.55 trillion, both ranking first nationally by a wide margin and behind the GDP of only twelve and eleven countries, respectively.


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