Queens is a borough of New York City, coextensive with Queens County, in the U.S. state of New York. Located on Long Island, it is the largest New York City borough by area. It is bordered by the borough of Brooklyn at the western tip of Long Island to its west, and Nassau County to its east. Queens also shares water borders with the boroughs of Manhattan, the Bronx, and Staten Island. With a population of 2,405,464 as of the 2020 census, Queens is the second most populous county in the State of New York, behind Kings County, and is therefore also the second-most populous of the five New York City boroughs. If Queens became a city, it would rank as the fourth most-populous in the U.S. after New York City, Los Angeles, and Chicago. Queens also constitutes the fourth-most densely populated borough in New York City and additionally the fourth-most densely populated U.S. county. Approximately 47% of the residents of Queens are foreign-born.

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