Brooklyn, New York

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—  Borough of New York City  —
Kings County
View of Brooklyn Bridge and Downtown Brooklyn
Official seal of Brooklyn
Location of Brooklyn shown in orange
Coordinates: 40°37′29″N 73°57′8″W / 40.62472°N 73.95222°W / 40.62472; -73.95222
Country United States
State New York
County Kings
City New York City
Settled 1634
Named for Breukelen, Netherlands
 - Type Borough (New York City)
 - Borough President Marty Markowitz (D)
 - District Attorney Charles Hynes
 - Total 96.90 sq mi (251 km2)
 - Land 70.61 sq mi (182.9 km2)
 - Water 26.29 sq mi (68.1 km2)
 - Total 2,567,098
 Density 36,356/sq mi (14,037.1/km2)
 - Demonym Brooklynite
Postal Code 112 + two digits
Area code(s) 347, 718, 917 929
Website Official

Brooklyn (named after the Dutch town Breukelen) is one of the five boroughs of New York City. An independent city until its consolidation into New York in 1898, Brooklyn is New York City's most populous borough, with nearly 2.5 million residents. Brooklyn is coterminous with Kings County, which is the most populous county in New York State, and the second most densely populated county in the United States (after New York County, which is the borough of Manhattan). Template:NYC boroughs


According to the 2005-2007 American Community Survey Estimates, the borough's population was 43.7% White (36.2% non-Hispanic White alone), 36.2% Black or African American (33.7% non-Hispanic Black or African American alone), 0.5% American Indian and Alaska Native, 9.3% Asian, 0.0% Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, 11.9% from some other race and 1.5% from two or more races. 19.6% of the total population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.


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