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Bronx County
Flag of The Bronx
Official seal of The Bronx
Location of the Bronx, shown in red, in New York City
Location of the Bronx, shown in red, in New York City
Coordinates: 40°50′14″N 73°53′10″W / 40.83722°N 73.88611°W / 40.83722; -73.88611Coordinates: 40°50′14″N 73°53′10″W / 40.83722°N 73.88611°W / 40.83722; -73.88611
Country United States of America
State New York
CountyBronx (Coterminous)
City New York City
Borough created1898 (County in 1914)
Named forJonas Bronck
 • TypeBorough (New York City)
 • Borough PresidentRubén Díaz Jr. (D)
(Borough of the Bronx)
 • District AttorneyDarcel Clark
(Bronx County)
 • Total57 sq mi (150 km2)
 • Land42 sq mi (110 km2)
 • Water15 sq mi (40 km2)  27%
Highest elevation
280 ft (90 m)
 • Total1,471,160[1]
 • Density35,027.6/sq mi (13,524.2/km2)
Time zoneUTC−05:00 (Eastern Standard Time (North America))
 • Summer (DST)UTC−04:00 (Eastern Daylight Time)
ZIP Code prefix
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 was once the southern part of Westchester County, but is now one of the five boroughs of New York City as well as a county in New York State called Bronx County. The Bronx River flows south out of Yonkers and Mount Vernon, New York, through the middle of The Bronx, and into Long Island Sound.

Two places to visit in The Bronx are the Bronx Zoo and Yankee Stadium, where the New York Yankees baseball team plays.

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Media related to The Bronx, New York City at Wikimedia Commons The Bronx travel guide from Wikivoyage