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Flag of Yonkers, New York
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Official seal of Yonkers, New York
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Location in the State of New York
Location in the State of New York
Country United States
State New York
County Westchester
Founded 1646 (village)
Incorporated 1872 (city)
Government
 • Type Mayor-Council
 • Body Yonkers City Council
 • Mayor Mike Spano (D)
Area
 • Total 20.3 sq mi (52.6 km2)
 • Land 18.1 sq mi (46.8 km2)
 • Water 2.2 sq mi (5.8 km2)
Elevation
82 ft (25 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 195,976
 • Density 10,827.4/sq mi (4,187.5/km2)

Yonkers is the 4th largest city in the American state of New York. It is the southwestern part of Westchester County

Yonkers borders the New York City borough of The Bronx and is 2 miles (3 km) north of Manhattan. Broadway runs through all three, and railroads also connect them to Grand Central Terminal. The Bronx River separates Yonkers from Mount Vernon, New York on the east. The city's best-known attraction is Yonkers Raceway, a harness racing track. There is a large shopping area along Central Park Avenue. It is sometimes called "Central Avenue" by area residents.

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