Bergen County, New Jersey

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Bergen County
County of Bergen
The Hudson River, seen southward below an overlook on the Palisades in Alpine
The Hudson River, seen southward below an overlook on the Palisades in Alpine
Flag of Bergen County
Flag
Map of New Jersey highlighting Bergen County
Location within the U.S. state of New Jersey
Map of the United States highlighting New Jersey
New Jersey's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 40°58′N 74°04′W / 40.96°N 74.07°W / 40.96; -74.07Coordinates: 40°58′N 74°04′W / 40.96°N 74.07°W / 40.96; -74.07
Country United States
State New Jersey
Founded1683
Named forBergen, Norway or Bergen, North Holland
SeatHackensack
Largest municipalityHackensack (population)
Mahwah (area)
Area
 • Total246.671 sq mi (638.875 km2)
 • Land233.009 sq mi (603.490 km2)
 • Water13.662 sq mi (35.385 km2)  5.54%%
Population
 (2010)
 • Total905,116
948,406 (2017 est.) (1st in state)
 • Density4,070/sq mi (1,571.6/km2)
Demonym(s)Bergenite[1]
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional districts5th, 8th, 9th
Websitewww.co.bergen.nj.us

Range in altitude:
Highest elevation: 1,152 ft/351 m (Bald Mountain, in the Ramapo Mountains, in Mahwah).
Lowest elevation: 0 ft/0 m (sea level), at the Hudson River in Edgewater.

Bergen County is a county in the U.S. State of New Jersey. It is rich and has more people living in it than other counties in New Jersey. As of a 2009 United States Census, it had 895,250 people.[2] It is part of the New York metropolitan area. The county is the one of the last remaining counties in the nation where shops are closed on Sundays because of "blue laws", which force nearly all retail stores to be closed on Sunday.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Rutherford News from The Record and South Bergenite". North Jersey Media Group. Retrieved March 25, 2016.
  2. "Bergen County QuickFacts from the U.S. Census Bureau". Retrieved 27 December 2010.