New York Ceety

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New York
Ceety
The City of New York
Clockwise frae top: Midtown Manhattan, the Unitit Naitions Heidquairters, the Statue o Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge, Central Park, Times Square, an the Unisphere in Queens

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Nickname(s): The Big Apple, Gotham, Center o the Universe, The Ceety That Neier Sleeps,[1] The Caipital o the Warld[2][3][4]
Location in the state o New York
New York is located in United States
New York
New York
Location in the Unitit States
Coordinates: 40°39′51″N 73°56′19″W / 40.66417°N 73.93861°W / 40.66417; -73.93861[5]
Kintra United States
Historic Countries Ingland, Dutch Republic
State New York
Historic Colony Colony o New York
Coonties Bronx, Kings, New York, Queens, Richmond
Settled 1624
Incorporatit 1898
Government[6]
 • Type Mayor–Cooncil
 • Body New York City Council
 • Mayor Bill de Blasio (I)
Area[5]
 • Ceety 1,213.4 km2 (468.48 sq mi)
 • Land 783.8 km2 (302.64 sq mi)
 • Water 429.5 km2 (165.84 sq mi)
Elevation[7] 10 m (33 ft)
Population (2012 Unitit States Census estimates[8])[9]
 • Ceety 8,336,697 (1st)
 • Density 10,518.60/km2 (27,243.06/sq mi)
 • 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, 347, 646, 718, 917, 929
FIPS code 36-51000
GNIS featur ID 975772
Website www.nyc.gov

New York is the maist populous ceety in the Unitit States an the centre o the New York metropolitan aurie, whilk is ane o the maist populous metropolitan auries in the warld. New York Ceety haes a significant impact on global commerce, finance, media, cultur, airt, fashion, research, eddication, an entertainment. As host o the Unitit Naitions Heidquarters, it is an aa an important centre for internaitional affairs. The ceety is aften referred tae as New York Ceety or the City of New York tae distinguish it frae the state o New York, o which it is a pairt.

Locatit on a lairge natural harbour on the Atlantic coast o the Northeastren Unitit States, the ceety consists o five boroughs: The Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, an Staten Island. The ceety's 2009 estimatit population approached 8.4 million, an wi a land aurie o 305 square miles (790 km2), New York Ceety is the maist densely populatit major ceety in the Unitit States. The New York metropolitan aurie's population is the USA's lairgest, estimatit at 19.1 million fowk ower 6,720 square miles (17,400 km2). The Combined Statistical Aurie contained 22.2 million fowk as o 2009 Census estimates, an aa the lairgest in the Unitit States.

New York wis foondit as a commercial tredin post bi the Dutch in 1624. The settlement wis cawed New Amsterdam til 1664 whan the colony came unner Inglis control.

Mony destricts an landmarks in the ceety hae become well kent tae ootsiders. The Statue o Liberty greetit millions o immigrants as they came tae Americae in the late 19t an early 20t centuries. Times Square, iconifee'd as "The Crossroads o the Warld", is the brichtly illuminatit hub o the Broadway theatre destrict, ane o the warld's busiest pedestrian intersections, an a major centre o the warld's entertainment industry. Anchored bi Wall Street, in Lawer Manhattan, New York vies wi Lunnon as the financial caipital o the warld an is hame tae the New York Stock Exchynge, the warld's lairgest stock exchynge bi mercat caipitalisation o its leetit companies. The oreeginal Manhattan Chinatown attracts thrangs o tourists tae its bustlin sidewalks an retail establishments. Warld-class schuils an varsities sic as Columbia University, New York University an Fordham University an aa reside in New York Ceety.

Sister ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

New York Ceety haes ten sister ceeties recognisit bi Sister Cities International (SCI):[10]

Airms Ceety Geographical location Naition Syne
Emblem of Tokyo.svg Tokyo Kantō region (Honshū island) Banner o Japan Japan 1960
  Beijing   Flag of the People's Republic of China Cheenae[11] 1980
  Cairo Cairo Govrenorate Banner o Egyp Egyp 1982
Escudo de Madrid.svg Madrid Flag of the Community of Madrid.svg Community o Madrid Banner o Spain Spain [12] 1982
Escudo de Santo Domingo de Guzmán.svg Santo Domingo Naitional Destrict Banner o Dominican Republic Dominican Republic 1983
Coa Hungary Town Budapest big.svg Budapest Central Hungary Banner o Hungary Hungary 1992
Coat of arms of Rome.svg Roum Flag of Lazio.svg Lazio (Latium) Banner o Italy Italy 1992
Emblem of Jerusalem.svg Jerusalem Jerusalem Destrict Banner o Israel Israel 1993
Arms of the Greater London Council.svg Lunnon Banner o Ingland Ingland  Unitit Kinrick 2001
Coat of Arms of Johannesburg.svg Johannesburg Gauteng[13] Banner o Sooth Africae Sooth Africae 2003

Like New York Ceety, aw except Beijing are the maist populous ceeties o their respective kintras.[14]

Unlike New York Ceety, aw but Johannesburg serve as de facto or de jure naitional political caipitals. New York an her sister ceeties are aw major economic centres, but few o the sister ceeties share New York's status as a major seaport.[15]

Notes[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Why is New York City known as "the Big Apple" and "Gotham?"". Dictionary.com, LLC. Retrieved 2011-06-16. 
  2. "Showcase Destinations New York City: Capital of the World". Mpiweb.org. September 22, 1924. Retrieved 2011-06-16. 
  3. "About New York City". The City of New York. Retrieved 2011-06-16. 
  4. Eugene J. Sherman. "FORWARD New York – Capital of the Modern World". The Weissman Center for International Business Baruch College/CUNY 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-16. 
  5. 5.0 5.1 "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011. 
  6. the Mayor, New York City Office of (January 8, 2010). "Biography". New York, City of. Retrieved 2010-01-08. 
  7. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved January 31, 2008. 
  8. Sam Roberts (April 5, 2012). "Population Growth in New York City Is Outpacing 2010 Census, 2011 Estimates Show". © 2012 The New York Times Company. Retrieved 2012-04-24. 
  9. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008. 
  10. "New York City Global Partners". The City of New York. 2010. Retrieved 27 January 2010. 
  11. "Sister Cities". Beijing Municipal Government. Retrieved 2009-06-23. 
  12. Madrid city council webpage "Mapa Mundi de las ciudades hermanadas". Ayuntamiento de Madrid. 
  13. It occupies pairt o the umwhile province o Transvaal.
  14. The Statesman's Yearbook 2003, editit bi Barry Turner, Palgrave Macmillan (Basingstoke, London and New York), 2002, ISBN 0-333-98096-4
  15. "Countries of the World", Whitaker's Almanack 1999 (Standard Edition), The Stationery Office, Lunnon, 1998, ISBN 0-11-702240-3, pp. 781–785, 907