The City of New York, often called New York City or simply New York, is the most populous city in the United States.
ith an estimated 2016 population of 8,537,673 distributed over a land area of about 302.6 square miles (784 km2).
New York City is also 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.
Situated on one of the world’s largest natural harbors, New York City consists of five boroughs, each of which is a separate county of New York State.
The five boroughs – Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, The Bronx, and Staten Island – were consolidated into a single city in 1898.