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					Interesting Facts about New York City
The city that never sleeps, the most exciting city in the world, the largest city in the United States, all describe the city of New York. New York City is
also known as the Big Apple where many come to achieve their dreams. The city was country's capital from 1789 to 1790 and was the state capital
until 1997.

These boroughs are situated within five counties - New York County, Bronx County, Kings County, Queens County, and Richmond County. It is
roughly 304.8 square miles, with about 8.2 million people living in the area. It was the first capital city according to the Constitution.

New York City is mostly built on Manhattan, Long Island and Staten Island which obviously has made land scarce, creating density of population in
the city, thus making it the most thickly populated urban city enjoying a subtropical climate. It also houses the most number of skyscrapers in the
country and many parts of the world. The Empire State Building and the twin towers of the World Trade Centre until they were destroyed.

New York is made up of 5 counties of Queens County, Richmond County, New York County, Kings County and the Bronx County which is governed
by a unique form of administration called the Burroughs. New York City is comprised of 5 such Burroughs. Each of these has a unique history and
character of its own.

New York City has a population of over 8.2 million for an area of 789.43 of land. It may be interesting to note that 36% of the city's population is
born outside United States and more than 170 languages are spoken in this cultural hot pot.

After World War II the city saw an economic boom and became the world's major economic power. The United Nations Organization also has its
headquarters in New York showing the political influence of the city. Home to the New York Stock Exchange on the famous Wall Street, New York is
one of the major centres of trade and commerce and the financial hub of the world.

Apart from these, events such as the Halloween Parade in Greenwich Village, the Tribeca Film Festival, and free performances at Central Park during
Summerstage attract many tourists. There have been many cultural activities that have originated in New York City such as the Harlem Renaissance
in literature and visual arts, abstract expressionism in painting, hip hop, punk, salsa, and Tin Pan Alley in music, and the Broadway Theatre.

Film industry is another area where New York City plays a major role. In fact New york is the second largest film hub in America. Being one of the
important commercial centers of America, New York sees a variety of trade activities going on in and around.

For a person living in New York City, there is never a dull moment. The city is bustling with life and exciting activities take place all day long. While a
lot of people use cars to commute from place to place, the public transport system here is also very convenient and economical.

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