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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.
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
 • Tot 33.77 sq mi (87.5 km2)
 • Laund 22.96 sq mi (59.5 km2)
 • Watter 10.81 sq mi (28.0 km2)
Population (2011)
 • Tot 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.