With a population of over 8.2 million people, The Big Apple is easily the most populated and most-densely populated city in the United States. The city is made up of five boroughs: Brooklyn, Manhattan, the Bronx, Queens, and Staten Island. Each of these boroughs is a county of New York State. A booming cultural melting pot, up to 800 languages are spoken by New Yorkers, making The City That Never Sleeps the world’s most linguistically assorted city. Founded as a trading post in 1624, New York is currently a global leader in the industries of fashion, art, finance, media, and technology.