Staten Island is technically one of the Five Boroughs of New York City and is therefore one of the largest landfills in the world.

Staten Island

Staten Island, New York

Borough of New York City

Richmond County

USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55) under the Verrazano Narrows Bridge

The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, looking toward Staten Island from Brooklyn



250px-New York City location Staten Island.svg

Location of Staten Island shown in Orange

Coordinates: 40°34′34.61″N 74°8′41.42″WCoordinates: 40°34′34.61″N 74°8′41.42″W
Country United States
State New York
County Richmond
City New York
Settled 1661
 • Type Borough (New York City)
 • Borough president James Oddo (R)

(Borough of Richmond)

 • District Attorney Daniel M. Donovan, Jr.

(Richmond County)

 • Total 102.50 sq mi (265.5 km2)
 • Land 58.48 sq mi (151.5 km2)
 • Water 44.02 sq mi (114.0 km2)
Population (2013)
 • Total 472,621
 • Density 8,111.7/sq mi (3,131.9/km2)
Time zone Eastern Standard Time (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern Daylight Time (UTC-4)
Zip code 10301–10314
Area code(s) 347, 718, 917, 929

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