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The Bronx
Borough of New York City
Bronx County
Concourse Village and Yankee Stadium
Motto: "Ne cede malis" - "Yield Not To Evil"
The Bronx is shown in orange.
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
State New York
County Bronx
City New York City
Borough created 1898  (County in 1914)
 • Type Borough (New York City)
 • Borough     President Ruben Diaz, Jr.
(Borough of the Bronx)
 • District     Attorney Robert T. Johnson
(Bronx County)
 • Total 57 sq mi (150 km2)
 • Land 42 sq mi (110 km2)
 • Water 15 sq mi (40 km2)
Highest elevation 280 ft (90 m)
Population (July 1, 2012)
 • Total 1,408,473
 • Density 32,393/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 zone Eastern Time Zone (North America) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern Daylight Time (UTC-4)
ZIP Code 104 + two digits
Area code(s) 347, 718, 917. 646.

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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