The Bronx

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The Bronx
Bronx County
Borough of New York City and County
Yankee Stadium (center), Bronx County Courthouse and the Grand Concourse towards the top. To the right of the Stadium is its former site.
Yankee Stadium (center), Bronx County Courthouse and the Grand Concourse towards the top. To the right of the Stadium is its former site.
Flag of The Bronx
Flag
Official seal of The Bronx
Seal
Motto: Ne cede malis – "Yield Not To Evil"
(lit. "Yield Not to Evil Things")
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
County Bronx (Coterminous)
City  New York City
Borough created 1898 (County in 1914)
Named for Jonas Bronck
Government
 • Type Borough (New York City)
 • Borough President Rubén Díaz Jr. (D)
(Borough of the Bronx)
 • District Attorney Darcel Clark
(Bronx County)
Area
 • Total 57 sq mi (150 km2)
 • Land 42 sq mi (110 km2)
 • Water 15 sq mi (40 km2)  27%
Highest elevation 280 ft (90 m)
Population (2016)
 • Total 1,455,720[1]
 • Density 34,653.4/sq mi (13,379.8/km2)
Time zone Eastern Standard Time (North America) (UTC-5:00)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern Daylight Time (UTC-4:00)
ZIP code prefix 104
Area code(s) 718/347/929, 917
Website Official 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 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.

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