New York City, New York, the largest city in the United States and one of the largest in the world. It is located at the mouth of the Hudson River on the Atlantic Ocean, in the extreme southeastern part of the state.

New York City is a major world center of trade, manufacturing, transportation, finance, communications, and culture, and it is the headquarters of the United Nations.

There are only 11 states in the United States that have more people than New York City. For many years, almost all immigrants to the United States entered the country through New York City---and many of them stayed here. There are still thousands of persons here from all parts of the world. Many are from European countries but there are sizable numbers from the West Indies, South and Central America, the Middle East, and eastern Asia. More Puerto Ricans and more Jews live in New York City than in any other city in the world. New York City also has a larger black population than any other United States city.