New York City is the largest city in the United States and one of the world's major global cities. Located in the state of New York,
the city has a population of over 8.1 million within an area of 321 square miles (approximately 830 kmē), making it the most densely
populated city in North America. Its metropolitan area has a population of 18.7 million and is one of the largest urban areas in the world.
New York City is a center for international finance, fashion, entertainment, and culture, with an extraordinary collection of museums, galleries, performance venues, media outlets, international corporations, and financial markets. It is also home to the headquarters of the United Nations and to some of the world's most famous skyscrapers.