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Full nameBrooklyn
Official nameKings County
Settlement typeBorough of New York City
CountryUnited States
StateNew York
CityNew York City
Named forBreukelen, Netherlands
TypeBorough (New York City)
Borough PresidentMarty Markowitz (D)
District AttorneyCharles Hynes
Total Area96.90 sq mi (251 km2)
Land Area70.61 sq mi (182.9 km2)
Water Area26.29 sq mi (68.1 km2)
Total Population2504700
Density (pop.)14033.4/km2 (36356/sq mi)
Other information
Postal Code112 + two digits
Area code347, 718, 917 929

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Brooklyn is the most populous of New York City's five boroughs, with nearly 2.6 million residents, and the second-largest in area. Since 1896, Brooklyn has had the same boundaries as Kings County, which is now the most populous county in New York State and the second-most densely populated county in the United States, after New York County (Manhattan). It is also the westernmost county on Long Island.

Brooklyn was an independent city until its consolidation with New York City in 1898, and continues to maintain a distinct culture, independent art scene, and unique architectural heritage. Many Brooklyn neighborhoods are ethnic enclaves where particular ethnic groups and cultures predominate.

Brooklyn's official motto is . Written in the (early modern spelling of the) Dutch language, it is inspired by the motto of the United Dutch Provinces and translated "Unity makes strength". The motto is displayed on the borough seal and flag, which also feature a young robed woman bearing fasces, a traditional emblem of republicanism. Brooklyn's official colors are blue and gold.

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