New York City is the most populous city in the United States, with an estimated 2019 population of 8,336,817 distributed over a land area of about 302.6 square miles (784 km2).
New York City has a density of about 28,000 people per square mile (10,000/km2), making it the densest of any U.S. city.
New York City is located in the southeastern United States at the mouth of the Hudson River, within the states of New York (USA) and New Jersey. The city consists of five boroughs: The Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island.
New York City is a global hub of business and commerce, as well as a centre for entertainment, media, art, fashion and research. The city is home to the headquarters of the United Nations and plays host to many world-renowned museums, art galleries and skyscrapers.
Here are ten fun facts about New York City:
1. New York City has more than twice the population of Los Angeles, the second most populous city in the United States.
2. If New York City were a country, it would have the 12th largest economy in the world.
3. More than 800 languages are spoken in New York City, making it the most linguistically diverse city in the world.
4. New York City is home to more than 50,000 street vendors, more than any other city in the world.
5. The Staten Island Ferry is one of the largest ferry systems in the world, carrying more than 22 million passengers per year.
6. There are more than 24,000 restaurants in New York City, more than any other city in the world.
7. Times Square is the most visited tourist attraction in the world, with more than 50 million visitors per year.
8. New York City has more than 6,000 miles (9,700 km) of streets, more than any other city in the world.
9. Central Park is the most visited urban park in the United States, with more than 42 million visitors per year.
10. The Empire State Building gets hit by lightning an average of 23 times per year!