Brooklyn

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Brooklyn
Burgh o New York Ceety
Kings County
View o Brooklyn Bridge an Downtown Brooklyn
Nickname(s): BK, Crooklyn
Location o Brooklyn shown in orange
Coordinates: 40°37′29″N 73°57′8″W / 40.62472°N 73.95222°W / 40.62472; -73.95222
Kintra Unitit States
State New York
Coonty Kings
Ceety New York Ceety
Settled 1634
Named for Breukelen, Netherlands
Government
 • Type Burgh (New York Ceety)
 • Burgh Preses Marty Markowitz (D)
(Borough of Brookyn)
 • District Attorney Charles Hynes
(Kings County)
Area
 • Total 96.90 sq mi (251.0 km2)
 • Land 70.61 sq mi (182.9 km2)
 • Water 26.29 sq mi (68.1 km2)
Population
 • Total 2,504,700
 • Density 36,356/sq mi (14,037/km2)
 • Demonym Brooklynite
Postal Code 112 + two digits
Area code(s) 347, 718, 917, 929
Website www.Brooklyn-USA.org

Brooklyn (/ˈbrʊklɪn/) is the maist populous o New York Ceety's five burghs, wi approximately 2.5 million residents,[1] an the seicont-lairgest in aurie. Syne 1896, Brooklyn haes haed the same boondaries as Kings County, which is nou the maist populous coonty in New York State an the seicont-maist densely populatit coonty in the Unitit States, efter New York County (Manhattan).[2] It is the wastmaist coonty on Long Island.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 2010 Census pop est
  2. "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2000", United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 11, 2007
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