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New York City
New York Harbor and the Brooklyn Bridge
New York Harbor and the Brooklyn Bridge
Country United States Template:Country data US
State New York
Boroughs
Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R)
Area  
 - City 469 km²
Population  
 - City (2005) 8,143,197
 - Density 10,316/km²
Time zone Eastern (UTC)
Website: http://www.nyc.gov


New York City is the largest city in the state of New York as well as the largest in the United States. New York City is comprised of five boroughs, an unusual form of government used to administer the five constituent counties that make up the city. Throughout the boroughs there are hundreds of distinct neighborhoods, many with a definable history and character all their own. If the boroughs were each independent cities, four of the boroughs (Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, and the Bronx) would be among the ten most populous cities in the United States.