New York is the biggest city in the United States of America. Thanks to its important role in trade, finances, media, public relations, art, fashion and educationist is one of the most important world cities. The city is also called New York City or NYC to distinguish it from the state New York, where it is in. New York City is not the capital of the state, which is Albany.
The city is the most populated big city in the United States with more than 9.5 million inhabitants, spread over an area of 789,43 km². The city of New York is divided into five parts: The Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island.
A lot of monuments and areas of the city are world famous and usually are a symbol for the United States in general. Examples of this are the Statue of Liberty, Wall Street, skyscrapers like the Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building and the old in 2001 by terrorists destroyed World Trade Center and its Twin Towers.