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Manhattan, New York
Burgh o New York Ceety
New York County
Midtown Manhattan at dusk, as seen soothwaird frae Rockefeller Center in Januar 2006.
Burgh o Manhattan shown in orange.
Coordinates: 40°43′42″N 73°59′39″W / 40.72833°N 73.99417°W / 40.72833; -73.99417
Kintra Unitit States
State New York
Coonty New York Coonty
Ceety New York Ceety
Settled 1624
Government
 • Type Burgh (New York Ceety)
 • Burgh Preses Scott Stringer (D)
(Borough of Manhattan)
 • Destrict Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr.
(New York County)
Area
 • Total 33.77 sq mi (87.5 km2)
 • Land 22.96 sq mi (59.5 km2)
 • Water 10.81 sq mi (28.0 km2)
Population (2011)
 • Total 1,601,948
 • Density 69,771/sq mi (26,939/km2)
 • Demonym Manhattanite
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Website Official Website of the Manhattan Borough President

Manhattan (/mænˈhætən/) is the maist densely populatit an smawest in aurie o the five burghs o New York Ceety. Locatit primarily on the island o Manhattan at the mooth o the Hudson River, the burgh is conterminous wi New York County, an oreeginal coonty o the state o New York. The burgh an coonty consist o Manhattan Island an several smaw adjacent islands: Roosevelt Island, Randall's Island, Wards Island, Governors Island, Liberty Island, pairt o Ellis Island,[1] Mill Rock, an U Thant Island; as well as Marble Hill, a sma aurie on the mainland borderin the Bronx. The oreeginal ceety o New York began at the soothren end o Manhattan, expandit northwaird, an then atween 1874 an 1898, annexed laund frae surroondin coonties.

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  1. New Jersey v. New York, 523 U.S. 767 (1998). Retrieved January 4, 2008.