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Queens (New York City Borough)
Queens
Queens
is the easternmost and largest in area of the five boroughs of New York City. It is geographically adjacent to the borough of Brooklyn
Brooklyn
at the southwestern end of Long Island, and to Nassau County farther east on Long Island; in addition, Queens
Queens
shares water borders with the boroughs of Manhattan
Manhattan
and the Bronx. Coterminous with Queens County since 1899, the borough of Queens
Queens
is the second-largest in population (after Brooklyn), with a census-estimated 2,358,582 residents in 2017,[1] approximately 48% of them foreign-born.[2] Queens
Queens
County also is the second-most populous county in the U.S. state of New York, behind the neighboring borough of Brooklyn, which is coterminous with Kings County
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Queens (other)
Queens
Queens
is a borough of New York City. Queens
Queens
or queen's may also refer to: In geography:Region of
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Multiculturalism
Multiculturalism
Multiculturalism
is a term with a range of meanings in the contexts of sociology, political philosophy, and in colloquial use. In sociology and everyday usage, it is a synonym for "ethnic pluralism" with the two terms often used interchangeably, for example a cultural pluralism in which various ethnic groups collaborate and enter into a dialogue with one another without having to sacrifice their particular identities. It can describe a mixed ethnic community area where multiple cultural traditions exist, or a single country within which they do. Groups associated with an aboriginal ethnic group and foreigner ethnic groups are often the focus. In reference to sociology, multiculturalism is the end state of either a natural or artificial process (e.g. legally controlled immigration) and occurs on either a large national scale or a smaller scale within a nation's communities
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Area Codes 718, 347, And 929
North American area codes 718, 347, and 929 are New York City telephone area codes in the boroughs of The Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island, as well as the Marble Hill section of Manhattan. They are overlaid by area code 917, which covers the entirety of New York City.Contents1 History1.1 Marble Hill2 In popular culture 3 See also 4 ReferencesHistory[edit] On February 1, 1984, in response to a request from New York Telephone, the New York Public Service Commission voted to create a new area code to serve Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island. Previously, all of New York City had been served by area code 212 for 37 years. Despite protests from some local officials and state lawmakers, the commission was persuaded by New York Telephone's reasoning that a new area code was needed to "prevent an impending exhaustion of telephone numbers."[1] The new area code 718 entered service on September 1, 1984
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Area Code 917
Area code 917 is an area code for all five boroughs of New York City (The Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island). It was the first cellular/pager/voicemail area code for the city and is an overlay to Manhattan's 212/646/332 and the other four boroughs' 718/347/929. Occasionally, 917 is also assigned to landlines, most commonly in Manhattan, in large part because of the particularly severe shortage of numbers there.[citation needed] Introduced on February 4, 1992,[1] area code 917 is the first overlay area code in the North American Numbering Plan. When it was established, all cellphones in New York City
New York City
were switched to 917, freeing up telephone numbers for additional landlines.[2] Shortly after its implementation, the Federal Communications Commission announced that any new area codes going forth must not be service-specific, but did grandfather 917 from that rule
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Brooklyn
Coordinates: 40°41′34″N 73°59′25″W / 40.69278°N 73.99028°W / 40.69278; -73.99028Brooklyn Kings CountyBorough of New York City County of New York StateClockwise from top left: Brooklyn
Brooklyn
Bridge, Brooklyn
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Long Island
Coordinates: 40°48′N 73°18′W / 40.8°N 73.3°W / 40.8; -73.3Long IslandNative name: Paumanok[1]Location of Long Island
Long Island
in New YorkGeographyLocation Atlantic OceanCoordinates 40°48′N 73°18′W / 40.8°N 73.3°W / 40.8; -73.3Area 1,401 sq mi (3,630 km2)AdministrationUnited StatesState New YorkDemographicsDemonym Long IslanderPopulation 7,869,820 (2017)Pop
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Nassau County, New York
Nassau County /ˈnæsɔː/ or /ˈnæsaʊ/ is a suburban county comprising much of western Long Island
Long Island
in the U.S. state
U.S. state
of New York. At the 2010 census, the county's population was 1,339,532, estimated to have increased to 1,369,514 in 2017.[1] The county seat is in the Village of Garden City within the boundaries of the Mineola 11501 zip code.[2][3][4] Nassau County is directly east of New York City
New York City
limits and therefore also within the New York metropolitan area. The county is one of the four counties that occupy Long Island, together with Suffolk County to its immediate east and Queens
Queens
and Kings counties to the west, which correspond, respectively, to the New York City
New York City
boroughs of Queens
Queens
and Brooklyn
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Manhattan
Coordinates: 40°47′25″N 73°57′35″W / 40.79028°N 73.95972°W / 40.79028; -73.95972Manhattan New York CountyBorough of New York City County of New York StateView from Midtown Manhattan facing south toward Lower ManhattanFlagEtymology: Lenape: Manna-hata (island of many hills)Nickname(s): The City[1]Location of Manhattan, shown in red, in New York CityCoordinates: 40°43′42″N 73°59′39″W / 40.72833°N 73.99417°W / 40.72833; -73.99417Country  United StatesState  New YorkCounty New York (Coterminous)City  New YorkSettled 1624Government • Type Borough (New York City) • Borough President Gale Brewer
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The Bronx
The Bronx
The Bronx
(/brɒŋks/) is the northernmost of the five boroughs of New York City within the U.S. state
U.S. state
of New York. It is south of Westchester County; north and east of Manhattan, across the Harlem River; and north of Queens, across the East River. Since 1914, the borough has had the same boundaries as Bronx County, the third-most densely populated county in the United States.[2] The Bronx
The Bronx
has a land area of 42 square miles (109 km2) and a population of 1,471,160 in 2017.[1] Of the five boroughs, it has the fourth-largest area, fourth-highest population, and third-highest population density.[2] It is the only borough predominantly on the U.S. mainland. The Bronx
The Bronx
is divided by the Bronx River
Bronx River
into a hillier section in the west, and a flatter eastern section
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Foreign Born
Foreign-born (also non-native) people are those born outside of their country of residence. Foreign born are often non-citizens, but many are naturalized citizens of the country in which they live, and others are citizens by descent, typically through a parent. The term foreign born encompasses both immigrants and expatriates but is not synonymous with either. Foreign born may, like immigrants, have committed to living in a country permanently or, like expatriates, live abroad for a significant period with the plan to return to their birth-country eventually. The status of foreign born — particularly their access to citizenship — differs globally. The large groups of foreign-born guest workers in Arab states of the Persian Gulf, for example, have no right to citizenship no matter the length of their residence
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Los Angeles
Los AngelesCSA Los Angeles-Long BeachMSA Los Angeles-Long Beach-AnaheimPueblo September 4, 1781[3]City status May 23, 1835[4]Incorporated April 4, 1850[5]Named for Our Lady, Queen of the AngelsGovernment • Type Mayor-Council-Commission[6] • Body Los Angeles
Los Angeles
City Council • Mayor Eric Garcetti[7] • City Attorney Mike Feuer[7] • City Controller Ron Galperin[7]Area[8] • City in California 502.76 sq m
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Chicago
Chicago
Chicago
(/ʃɪˈkɑːɡoʊ, -ˈkɔː-/ ( listen)), officially the City
City
of Chicago, is the third most populous city in the United States. With over 2.7 million residents, it is also the most populous city in both the state of Illinois
Illinois
and the Midwestern United States. It is the county seat of Cook County
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Portuguese People
Portuguese people
Portuguese people
are a ethnic group indigenous to Portugal
Portugal
that share a common Portuguese culture and speak Portuguese as a primary language. Their predominant religion is Christianity, mainly Roman Catholicism. Historically the Portuguese people's heritage includes the pre-Celts, Celts
Celts
(Celtiberians, Lusitanians, Gallaecians
Gallaecians
and Celtici) the Romans, Greeks, Scandinavians, and migratory Germanic tribes like the Vandals, Visigoths
Visigoths
(Western Goths) and Suebi. The Roman Republic
Roman Republic
conquered the Iberian Peninsula
Iberian Peninsula
during the 2nd and 1st centuries B.C. from the extensive maritime empire of Carthage during the series of Punic Wars. As a result of Roman colonization, the majority of local languages stem from the Vulgar Latin
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Zip Code
ZIP Codes are a system of postal codes used by the United States Postal Service (USPS) since 1963. The term ZIP is an acronym for Zone Improvement Plan;[1] it was chosen to suggest that the mail travels more efficiently and quickly (zipping along) when senders use the code in the postal address. The basic format consists of five digits. An extended 'ZIP+4' code was introduced in 1983 which includes the five digits of the ZIP Code, followed by a hyphen and four additional digits that determine a more specific location. The term ZIP Code
ZIP Code
was originally registered as a servicemark by the U.S
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Queen Consort Of England
The English royal consorts were the spouses of the reigning monarchs of the Kingdom of England
Kingdom of England
who were not themselves monarchs of England: spouses of some English monarchs who were themselves English monarchs are not listed, comprising Mary I and Philip who reigned together in the 16th century, and William III and Mary II who reigned together in the 17th century. Most of the consorts are women, and enjoyed titles and honours pertaining to a queen consort; some few are men, whose titles were not consistent, depending upon the circumstances of their spouses' reigns. The Kingdom of England
Kingdom of England
merged with the Kingdom of Scotland
Kingdom of Scotland
in 1707, to form the Kingdom of Great Britain
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