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New York metropolitan area
New York–Newark–Bridgeport, NY, NJ, CT, PA
Location within the United States
|States|| New York|
|Principal cities||New York City (Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, The Bronx, Staten Island)|
|• Total||13,318 sq mi (34,490 km2)|
|• Total||23,632,722 (1st)|
|• Density||1,876/sq mi (724/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern Time Zone)|
|Highest elevation 4,180 ft/1,274 m (Slide Mountain (Ulster County, New York), in the Catskill Mountains).|
Lowest elevation 0 ft/0 m (sea level) at the Atlantic Ocean, Long Island Sound, and at Hudson River estuary waterways.
The New York metropolitan area is the city and suburbs of New York City. It includes Long Island and the Mid- and Lower Hudson Valley in the state of New York. It also includes north and central New Jersey, three counties in western Connecticut and five counties in northeastern Pennsylvania.
The New York metropolitan area is the most populous in the United States. This includes the numbers defined by both the Metropolitan Statistical Area (20.1 million residents) and the Combined Statistical Area (23.6 million residents). It is also one of the most populous built-up areas in the world, and the single largest in North America.
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