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List of counties in New York

Subdivisions of New York (state) / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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There are 62 counties in the U.S. state of New York.

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Counties of New York
LocationState of New York
Populations5,118 (Hamilton) – 2,590,516 (Kings)
Areas33.77 square miles (87.5 km2) (New York) – 2,821 square miles (7,310 km2) (St. Lawrence)

The first 12 were created immediately after the British took over the Dutch colony of New Amsterdam; two of these counties were later abolished, their land going to Massachusetts.[1] The newest is Bronx County, created in 1914 from the portions of New York City that had been annexed from Westchester County in the late 19th century and added to New York County.[2] New York's counties are named for various Native American words; British provinces, counties, cities, and royalty; early American statesmen and military personnel; and New York State politicians.[3]

The county boundaries in New York state were last changed in 1964, when the Bronx gained South Brother Island from Queens.[4]

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