Staten Island

geographical name
Stat·​en Island | \ ˈsta-tᵊn How to pronounce Staten Island (audio) \

Definition of Staten Island

1 island of southeastern New York southwest of the mouth of the Hudson River
2 or formerly Richmond \ ˈrich-​mənd How to pronounce Richmond (audio) \ borough of New York City including Staten Island population 468,730

Note: Staten Island is the smallest borough of New York City.

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