Queens, Queens County, New York, United States of America

Latitude 40°42′15.0″N
Longitude 73°55′4.0″W
City Queens
County Queens County
State/ Province New York
Country United States of America


In 1683, Queens was established as one of the original 12 counties of New York, purpotedly named for the Queen consort, Catherine of Braganza, the Portuguese princess who married King Charles II of England in 1662.


On May 4, 1897, the New York City Borough of Queens was authorized by a vote of the New York State Legislature after an 1894 referendum on consolidation.[


  1. Neikind, Claire