New York in a nutshell

New York night

New York is the seat of the world's financial markets as well as a major political, cultural and industrial scene. Nowhere else will you find a city that can dazzle from so many different angles.

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With residents of more than 180 countries living here, you can and will marvel at shards of a whole range of civilizational culture.

It's this diversity, in particular, that has created a charm of its own in New York that will engulf you on every visit, which is perhaps one of the many reasons why travellers love coming back.

In short, New York is an icon of world cities, and the Manhattan skyline is one of the most infamous travel images.

Population Country Name in English Time zone
8 800 000 USA, New York State New York UTC -4 (Daylight Saving Time)
UTC -5 (standard time)

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