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What county is Brooklyn, N.Y., in?

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Brooklyn, N.Y. is in Kings County. Brooklyn itself makes up Kings County; there is no part of Kings County that is not Brooklyn and no part of Brooklyn that is not Kings County.

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Brooklyn is the borough with the most inhabitants in New York City and the second-largest in area, as of 2014. As of 2013, a little over 2.5 million people live in Brooklyn. It contains 96.9 square miles. Before 1898, when it was incorporated into New York City, Brooklyn was independent. Brooklyn is known for the diversity of its many neighborhoods, as well as its art and entertainment centers.

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