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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 at the southwestern end of Long Island, and to Nassau County further east on Long Island; in addition, Queens shares water borders with the boroughs of Manhattan and the Bronx. Coterminous with Queens County since 1899, the borough of Queens is the second-largest in population (after Brooklyn), with a census-estimated 2,339,150 residents in 2015, approximately 48% of them foreign-born. 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. Queens is the fourth-most densely populated county among New York City's boroughs, as well as in the United States. If each of New York City's boroughs were an independent city, Queens also would be the nation's fourth most populous city, after Los Angeles, Chicago, and Brooklyn. Queens is the most ethnically diverse urban area in the world.Queens was established in 1683 as one of the original 12 counties of New York. It was named after the Portuguese Princess Catherine of Braganza (1638–1705), Queen of England, Scotland, and Ireland. It became a borough of New York City in 1898, and from 1683 until 1899, the County of Queens included what is now Nassau County.Make the most of your holiday in Queens by finding out about its attractions and choosing what to see using our United States trip itinerary planner.
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$99 BOOK WITH VIATOR New York in One Day Guided Sightseeing Tour New York in One Day Guided Sightseeing Tour
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Duration: 2 hours
$48 BOOK WITH VIATOR Empire State Building Ticket Optional Upgrade to Skip-the-Line and 102nd Deck Empire State Building Ticket Optional Upgrade to Skip-the-Line and 102nd Deck
Duration: 45 to 90 minutes
$39 BOOK WITH VIATOR 9/11 Memorial & Ground Zero Tour with Optional 9/11 Museum Ticket 9/11 Memorial & Ground Zero Tour with Optional 9/11 Museum Ticket
Duration: 2 to 4 hours
$119 BOOK WITH VIATOR Official NYC Horse Carriage Rides in Central Park since 1979 ™ Official NYC Horse Carriage Rides in Central Park since 1979 ™
Duration: 55 minutes
$44 BOOK WITH VIATOR Top of the Rock Observation Deck, New York Ticket Top of the Rock Observation Deck, New York Ticket
Duration: 1 hour
$44 BOOK WITH VIATOR Circle Line: Complete Manhattan Island Cruise Circle Line: Complete Manhattan Island Cruise
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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