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Bronx County
The Bronx is shown in orange.
The Bronx is shown in orange.
CountryUnited States
StateNew York
CityNew York City
Borough created1898  (County in 1914)
 • TypeBorough (New York City)
 • Borough     PresidentRuben Diaz, Jr.
(Borough of the Bronx)
 • District     AttorneyRobert T. Johnson
(Bronx County)
 • Total57 sq mi (150 km2)
 • Land42 sq mi (110 km2)
 • Water15 sq mi (40 km2)
Highest elevation
280 ft (90 m)
 (July 1, 2012)
 • Total1,408,473
 • Density32,393/sq mi (12,507/km2)
 (2012 pop. as estimated in July 2012; density is July 2006 est. pop. on land area as of 2000[1])
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern Time Zone (North America))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (Eastern Daylight Time)
ZIP Code
104 + two digits
WebsiteOfficial website of the Bronx Borough President

The Bronx is the northern part of New York City, United States. The name came from Bronck's Farms, owned by a settler called Jonas Bronck. The Bronx River flows south out of Yonkers and Mount Vernon, New York, through the middle of The Bronx, and into Long Island Sound. The Bronx was once the southern part of Westchester County, New York. The New York Yankees baseball team plays there.


  1. U.S. Census Bureau, County and City Data Book:2007 Table B-1, Area and Population, retrieved on July 12, 2008. New York County (Manhattan) was the nation's most densely-populated county, followed by Kings County (Brooklyn), Bronx County, Queens County and San Francisco, California.

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