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FUN FACTS ABOUT NEW YORK CITY

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New York City
City
The City of New York
Clockwise from top: Midtown Manhattan, the United Nations Headquarters, the Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge, Central Park, Times Square, and the Unisphere in Queens

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Nickname(s): The Big Apple, Gotham, Center of the Universe, The City That Never Sleeps,[1] The Capital of the World[2][3][4][5]
Location in the state of New York
New York City is located in United States
New York City
 
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 40°39′51″N 73°56′19″W? / ?40.66417°N 73.93861°W? / 40.66417; -73.93861Coordinates: 40°39′51″N 73°56′19″W? / ?40.66417°N 73.93861°W? / 40.66417; -73.93861[6]
Country United States
State New York
Counties Bronx, Kings, New York, Queens, Richmond
Settled 1624
Incorporated 1898
Government[7]
• Type Mayor–Council
• Body New York City Council
Mayor Michael Bloomberg (I)
Area[6]
City 468.48 sq mi (1,213.4 km2)
• Land 302.64 sq mi (783.8 km2)
• Water 165.84 sq mi (429.5 km2)
Elevation[8] 33 ft (10 m)
Population (2011 United States Census estimates[9])[10]
City 8,244,910 (1st)
• Density 27,243.06/sq mi (10,518.60/km2)
Metro 18,897,109 (1st)
CSA 22,085,649 (1st)
Demonym New Yorker
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
• Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code(s) 100xx–104xx, 11004–05, 111xx–114xx, 116xx
Area code(s) 212, 718, 917, 646, 347, 929
FIPS code 36-51000
GNIS feature ID 975772
Website www.nyc.gov