The Bronx

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The Bronx

Bronx County
Yankee Stadium (center), Bronx County Courthouse and the Grand Concourse towards the top. To the right of the current stadium is the site of its predecessor.
Yankee Stadium (center), Bronx County Courthouse and the Grand Concourse towards the top. To the right of the current stadium is the site of its predecessor.
Flag of The Bronx
Flag
Official seal of The Bronx
Seal
Motto(s): 
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
CountyBronx (Coterminous)
City New York City
Borough created1898 (County in 1914)
Named forJonas Bronck
Government
 • TypeBorough (New York City)
 • Borough PresidentRubén Díaz Jr. (D)
(Borough of the Bronx)
 • District AttorneyDarcel Clark
(Bronx County)
Area
 • Total57 sq mi (150 km2)
 • Land42 sq mi (110 km2)
 • Water15 sq mi (40 km2)  27%
Highest elevation
280 ft (90 m)
Population
(2017)
 • Total1,471,160[1]
 • Density35,027.6/sq mi (13,524.2/km2)
Time zoneUTC−05:00 (Eastern Standard Time (North America))
 • Summer (DST)UTC−04:00 (Eastern Daylight Time)
ZIP Code prefix
104
Area code(s)718/347/929, 917
WebsiteOfficial 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 was once the southern part of Westchester County, but is now one of the five boroughs of New York City as well as a county in New York State called Bronx County. The Bronx River flows south out of Yonkers and Mount Vernon, New York, through the middle of The Bronx, and into Long Island Sound.

Two places to visit in The Bronx are the Bronx Zoo and Yankee Stadium, where the New York Yankees baseball team plays.

References[change | change source]

  1. "QuickFacts Bronx County (Bronx Borough), New York". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved March 31, 2018.

Other websites[change | change source]

Media related to The Bronx, New York City at Wikimedia Commons The Bronx travel guide from Wikivoyage