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New York City

New York City
Full nameNew York City
Official nameCity of New York
Settlement typeCity
CountryUnited States
StateNew York
New York
BodyNew York City Council
MayorMichael Bloomberg (I)
Total Area468.9 sq mi (1214.5 km2)
Land Area304.8 sq mi (789.4 km2)
Water Area165.6 sq mi (428.9 km2)
Urban Area3352.6 sq mi (8683.2 km2)
Metro Area6720 sq mi (17404.8 km2)
Elevation33 ft (10.1 m)
Total Population8175133 (April 1, 2010 United States Census)
Density (pop.)10627.4/km2 (27532/sq mi)
Urban (pop.)18223567
Metro (pop.)18897109
DemonymNew Yorker
Other information
Time zoneEST (UTC-5)
- Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes100xx-104xx, 11004-05, 111xx-114xx, 116xx
Area code212, 718, 917, 646, 347, 929

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New York is the most populous city in the United States and the center of the New York Metropolitan Area, one of the most populous metropolitan areas in the world. New York exerts a significant impact upon global commerce, finance, media, art, fashion, research, technology, education, and entertainment. The home of the United Nations Headquarters, New York is an important center for international affairs and is widely deemed the cultural capital of the world. The city is also referred to as New York City or the City of New York to distinguish it from the state of New York, of which it is a part.

Located on one of the world's largest natural harbors, New York City consists of five boroughs: The Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island. With a 2010 United States Census population of 8,175,133 distributed over a land area of just 305 sqmi (789.9 km2), New York is the most densely populated major city in the United States.

As many as 800 languages are spoken in New York, making it the most linguistically diverse city in the world.

The New York City Metropolitan Area's population is the United States' largest, estimated at 18.9 million people distributed over 6720 sqmi (17404.7 km2), and is also part of the most populous combined statistical area in the United States, containing 22.2 million people as of 2009 Census estimates. New York is the most highly googled location in the world; registering 4.6 billion search results as of September 2011.

New York traces its roots to its 1624 founding as a trading post by colonists of the Dutch Republic, and was named New Amsterdam in 1626. The city and its surrounds came under English control in 1664 and were renamed New York after King Charles II of England granted the lands to his brother, the Duke of York. New York served as the capital of the United States from 1785 until 1790.

It has been the country's largest city since 1790. The Statue of Liberty greeted millions of immigrants as they came to America by ship in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Many districts and landmarks in New York City have become well known to its nearly 50 million annual visitors. Times Square, iconified as "The Crossroads of the World", is the brightly illuminated hub of the Broadway theater district, one of the world's busiest pedestrian intersections, and a major center of the world's entertainment industry. The city hosts many world renowned bridges, skyscrapers, and parks. New York City's financial district, anchored by Wall Street in Lower Manhattan, functions as the financial capital of the world

and is home to the New York Stock Exchange, the world's largest stock exchange by total market capitalization of its listed companies. Manhattan's real estate market is among the most prized and expensive in the world. Manhattan's Chinatown incorporates the highest concentration of Chinese people in the Western Hemisphere. Unlike most global rapid transit systems, the New York City Subway is designed to provide 24/7 service. Numerous colleges and universities are located in New York, including Columbia University, New York University, and Rockefeller University, which are ranked among the top 100 in the world.

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Grete Waitz Was An Inspiration To Women Runners - Hartford Courant Tweet this news
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Recap: NY Mets vs. Arizona - Kansas City Star Tweet this news
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Sports : New York City Department of Parks and Recreation
The Top Twelve Fortune 500 Companies
in New York City in 2011

(ranked by 2010 revenues) †
with New York and U.S. ranks
NYC corporation US
1 J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. 13
2 Citigroup 14
3 Verizon Communications 16
4 American International Group 17
5 Pfizer 31
6 MetLife 46
7 INTL FCStone 51
8 Goldman Sachs Group 54
9 Morgan Stanley 63
10 New York Life Insurance 71
11 Hess 79
12 News Corporation 83
† For fiscal year ending before Feb 2011
Financial & insurance companies
See Economy of New York City
for a more detailed table and notes

Sports : New York City Department of Parks and Recreation
City compared to State & U.S. >
2000 Census NY City NY State U.S.
Total population 8,213,839 18,976,457 281,421,906
Population, percent change, 1990 to 2000 +9.4% +5.5% +13.1%
Population density 26,403/mi2 402/mi2 80/mi2
Median household income (1999) $38,293 $43,393 $41,994
Bachelor's degree or higher 27% 27% 29%
Foreign born 36% 20% 11%
White (non-Hispanic) 35% 62% 67%
Black 28% 16% 12%
Hispanic (any race) 27% 15% 11%
Asian 10% 6% 4%

Crime :
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Tokyo Kantō region (Honshū island) Japan 1960
Beijing Bohai Economic Rim, North China China 1980
Cairo Cairo Governorate Egypt 1982
Madrid Community of Madrid Spain 1982
Santo Domingo National District Dominican Republic 1983
Budapest Central Hungary Hungary 1992
Rome Lazio (Latium) Italy 1992
Jerusalem Jerusalem District Israel 1993
London England UK 2001
Johannesburg Gauteng Province South Africa 2003

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World's fifty most-populous urban areas

  1. Tokyo Yokohama
  2. Jakarta
  3. Mumbai
  4. Delhi
  5. Manila
  6. New York
  7. São Paulo
  8. Seoul Incheon
  9. Mexico City
  10. Shanghai
  1. Cairo
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  3. Kolkata
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  5. Shenzhen
  6. Beijing
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  4. Paris
  5. Dhaka
  6. Nagoya
  7. Lagos
  8. Chicago
  9. London
  10. Kinshasa
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  1. Bangkok
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  3. Lima
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  5. Ho Chi Minh City
  6. Chennai
  7. Johannesburg East Rand
  8. Ruhr Area
    (Essen - Düsseldorf)
  9. Bangalore
  10. Lahore
  1. Hong Kong
  2. Hyderabad
  3. Tianjin
  4. Taipei
  5. Toronto Hamilton
  6. Baghdad
  7. Kuala Lumpur
  8. Santiago
  9. Dallas Fort Worth
  10. San Francisco San Jose

Location of the capital of the United States and predecessors

ColoniesNew Amsterdam (New Netherland) * Boston (Massachusetts Bay Colony)
1774First Continental CongressPhiladelphia
1775 1781Second Continental CongressPhiladelphia Baltimore Lancaster York Philadelphia
1781 1789Congress of the ConfederationPhiladelphia Princeton Annapolis Trenton New York City
1789 presentFederal government of the United StatesNew York City Philadelphia Washington, D.C.

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