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Staten Island
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Richmond County
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Location of Staten Island, shown in red, in New York City
Location of Staten Island, shown in red, in New York City
Coordinates: 40°34′34.61″N 74°8′41.42″W / 40.5762806°N 74.1448389°W / 40.5762806; -74.1448389Coordinates: 40°34′34.61″N 74°8′41.42″W / 40.5762806°N 74.1448389°W / 40.5762806; -74.1448389
Country United States of America
State New York
CountyRichmond (coextensive)
CityNew York City
Settled1661
Named forCharles Lennox, 1st Duke of Richmond (Richmond County)
Seatnone
Government
 • TypeBorough (New York City)
 • Borough presidentJames Oddo (R)
(Borough of Staten Island)
 • District AttorneyMichael McMahon (D)
(Richmond County)
Area
 • Total102.5 sq mi (265 km2)
 • Land58.5 sq mi (152 km2)
 • Water44 sq mi (110 km2)  43%
Population
 (2016)
 • Total476,015
 • Density8,112.1/sq mi (3,132.1/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern Standard Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (Eastern Daylight Time)
Zip code prefix
103
Websitewww.statenislandusa.com

Staten Island is a borough of New York City. Fewer than half a million people live there, the smallest population of any of the five boroughs. Three bridges connect Staten Island to New Jersey, and the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge connects to Brooklyn. A passenger railroad runs along the south shore to the northeast end of the island, which is called Saint George. The borough has the same boundaries as the county Richmond Countyview more...