New York City is the most populous city in the United States of America and the center of the New York Metropolitan Area, one of the most populous metropolitan areas in the world.
New York City has a major impact on global commerce, banking, media, culture, art, fashion, research, education and entertainment. As host to the headquarters of the United Nations, it is also an important center for international affairs. The city is often referred to as New York City or the City of New York, to distinguish it from the state of New York, of which it is a part.
It is located in a large natural harbor on the Atlantic coast of the Northeastern United States. New York City consists of five boroughs: The Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island. With a population of 8.4 million inhabitants, spread over an area of just 790 square kilometers, New York City is the most densely populated metropolitan area in the United States.
The 800 different languages spoken in New York City make it the most linguistically diverse city in the world. The population in the New York metropolitan area is estimated at 19.1 million people spread over 17,400 square kilometers.
The roots of New York can be traced back to 1624 when Dutch settlers founded it, named it New Amsterdam and used it as a trading post. The city and surrounding area came under English control in 1664, and was renamed New York after King Charles II of England gifted the land to his brother, the Duke of York. New York City was the capital of the United States from 1785 to 1790. It has been the largest city in the country since 1790.
Many areas and attractions in New York City have become world famous. The Statue of Liberty greeted millions of immigrants who came to America by ship in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Times Square, known as “The Crossroads of the World”, is the brightly lit theater district of the Broadway district, one of the busiest pedestrian intersections in the world, as well as an important center of its industry entertainment in the world.
The financial side of New York is intertwined with Wall Street in Lower Manhattan, and competes with London as the financial capital of the world as it is home to the New York Stock Exchange, the largest stock exchange in the world. people.
The real estate market in Manhattan has become known to the world as one of the most expensive in the world. Many colleges and universities located in New York, such as Columbia University, New York University, and Rockefeller University, are ranked in the top 100 in the world.