New York City is the most populous city in the United States. It is located at the southern tip of the state of New York. With a 2020 population of 8,804,190 distributed over 300.46 square miles (778.2 km2), New York City is also the most densely populated major city in the United States. New York is one of the world’s most populous megacities.
The City has been described as the cultural, financial, and media capital of the world, and is a significant influence on commerce, entertainment, research, technology, education, politics, tourism, dining, art, fashion, and sports. New York is an important center for international diplomacy and has sometimes been called the capital of the world.
New York City Fast Facts
|Counties||Bronx, Kings (Brooklyn), New York (Manhattan), Queens, Richmond (Staten Island)|
|Historic colonies||New Netherland
Province of New York
|Named for||James, Duke of York|
|• Body||New York City Council|
|• Total||468.484 sq mi (1,213.37 km2)|
|• Land||302.643 sq mi (783.84 km2)|
|• Water||165.841 sq mi (429.53 km2)|
|• Metro||13,318 sq mi (34,490 km2)|
|Elevation||33 ft (10 m)|
|• Rank||1st, U.S.|
|• Density||29,302.37/sq mi|
|• MSA (2015)||20,182,305 (1st)|
|• CSA (2015)||23,723,696 (1st)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
100xx–104xx, 11004–05, 111xx–114xx, 116xx
|Area code(s)||212, 347, 646, 718, 917, 929|
|GNIS feature ID||975772|
|Largest borough by area||Queens – 109 square miles (280 km2)|
|Largest borough by population||Brooklyn (2,636,735 – 2015 est)|
Political Map of New York City
New York City is composed of five boroughs, each of which is coextensive with a respective county of the state of New York. The five boroughs—Brooklyn (Kings County), Queens (Queens County), Manhattan (New York County), the Bronx (Bronx County), and Staten Island (Richmond County)—were created when local governments were consolidated into a single municipal entity in 1898. It is Situated on one of the world’s largest natural harbors. A global power city, New York City has been described as the cultural, financial, and media capital of the world.
Blank & Outline Map of New York City
New York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontario and the Canadian province of Ontario (NW), and the province of Quebec (N). The City of New York is the most populous city in the United States. New York City is 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.
Geography Map of New York City
The city’s total area is 468.484 square miles (1,213.37 km2); 302.643 sq mi (783.84 km2) of the city is land and 165.841 sq mi (429.53 km2) of this is water. The geography of New York City is characterized by its coastal position at the meeting of the Hudson River and the Atlantic Ocean in one of the world’s largest natural harbors. The highest point in the city is Todt Hill on Staten Island, which, is at 124.9 meters (409.8 feet).
Road Map of New York City
New York is a beautiful travel and tour destination. The iconic New York City Subway system is the largest rapid transit system in the world. New York City’s public bus fleet runs 24/7 and is the largest in North America with 7,000 buses and 200,000 commuters daily.
New York Interstates: North-South interstates include: Interstate 81, Interstate 87, and Interstate 495. East-West interstates include Interstate 84, Interstate 86, Interstate 88, and Interstate 90.
New York Routes: US Highways and State Routes include: Route 4, Route 6, Route 9, Route 9W, Route 11, Route 20, Route 20A, Route 44, Route 62, Route 209, and Route 219.