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Main article: New York City on Wikipedia

New York is the most populous city in the United States[1] and the center of the New York Metropolitan Area, one of the most populous metropolitan areas in the world.[2][3][4] The city is referred to as New York City or The City of New York[5] to distinguish it from the State of New York, of which it is a part.[6] A global power city,[7] New York exerts a significant impact upon commerce, finance, media, art, fashion, research, technology, education, and entertainment. The home of the United Nations Headquarters,[8] New York is an important center for international diplomacy[9] and has been described as the cultural capital of the world.[10]

Located on one of the world's largest natural harbors,[11] New York City consists of five boroughs, each of which is a state county.[12] The five boroughs—The Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island—were consolidated into a single city in 1898.[13][14] With a Census-estimated 2011 population of 8,244,910[15] distributed over a land area of just 305 square miles (790 km2),[16][17][18] New York is the most densely populated major city in the United States.[19] As many as 800 languages are spoken in New York, making it the most linguistically diverse city in the world.[20] The New York City Metropolitan Area's population is the United States' largest, with 18.9 million people distributed over 6,720 square miles (17,400 km2),[21][22] and is also part of the most populous combined statistical area in the United States, containing 22.1 million people as of the 2010 Census.[23]

Games Featuring New York City[]


  1. Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places over 100,000, Ranked by July 1, 2009 Population: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2009 (SUB-EST2009-01). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on 2011-04-26. [dead link]
  2. World's Largest Urban Areas [Ranked by Urban Area Population]. Rhett Butler (2003–2006). Retrieved on 2011-04-26.
  3. Largest Cities of the World – (by metro population). Woolwine-Moen Group d/b/a Graphic Maps. Retrieved on 2011-04-26.
  4. Largest Urban Areas in the World: 2008 All Urban Areas 2,000,000 & Over. Wendell Cox Consultancy. Retrieved on 2011-04-26.
  5. Welcome to the official New York City Web Site. The City of New York (2011). Retrieved on 2011-09-18.
  6. All Municipality Websites Listed Alphabetically. New York State. Retrieved on 2011-09-18.
  7. GLOBAL POWER CITY INDEX 2009. © 2009 The Mori Memorial Foundation. All rights reserved. Retrieved on 2012-06-01.
  8. United Nations Visitors Centre. United Nations (2011). Retrieved on 2011-04-26.
  9. Office of the Mayor Commission for the United Nations, Consular Corps and Protocol. The City of New York (2012). Retrieved on 2012-02-05.
  10. Consulate General of Iceland New York Culture. Consulate General of Iceland New York. Retrieved on 2012-02-13.
  11. How The Earth Was Made. © 1996–2011, A&E Television Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Retrieved on 2011-09-19.
  12. Boroughs of New York City. Ben Cahoon (2002). Retrieved on 2012-02-03.
  13. A 5-Borough Centennial Preface for Katharine Bement Davis Mini-History. The New York City Department of Correction (1997). Retrieved on 2011-10-26.
  14. New York: A City of Neighborhoods. New York City Department of City Planning. Retrieved on 2011-04-30.
  15. Sam Roberts. "Population Growth in New York City Is Outpacing 2010 Census, 2011 Estimates Show", Wikipedia:The New York Times, April 5, 2012. Retrieved on 2012-04-24. 
  16. American Fact Finder (U.S. Census Bureau): New York by County – Table GCT-PH1. Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2000 Data Set: Census 2000 Summary File 1 (SF 1) 100-Percent Data, Retrieved 2009-02-06
  17. NYC Profile (PDF). New York City Department of City Planning. Retrieved on 2008-05-22.
  18. Roberts, Sam. "It's Still a Big City, Just Not Quite So Big", The New York Times, May 22, 2008. Retrieved on 2008-05-22. 
  19. County and City Data Book:2007 (U.S. Census Bureau), Table B-1, Area and Population, Retrieved 2008-07-12.
  20. Roberts, Sam. "Listening to (and Saving) the World's Languages", The New York Times, April 28, 2010. Retrieved on 2010-04-29. 
  21. Table GCT-PL2 - Population and Housing Occupancy Status: 2010 - United States -- Metropolitan Statistical Area; and for Puerto Rico. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on 2012-03-28.
  22. NYC The Official Guide – nyc statistics. NYC & Company. Retrieved on 2011-09-17.
  23. Table GCT-PL2 - Population and Housing Occupancy Status: 2010 - United States -- Combined Statistical Area; and for Puerto Rico. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on 2012-03-28.