The 20th largest island in the United States is Long Island, located off the coast of New York. Long Island is the largest and most populous island in the contiguous United States, as well as the 17th most populous island in the world. With a total area of 1,377 square miles, Long Island is the 11th-largest island in the United States and the 149th-largest island in the world. The island is home to an estimated 7.8 million people, making it the most populous island in the United States and the second most populous island in the world, after Honshu Island in Japan.
Long Island is divided into two counties, Nassau and Suffolk, and is further divided into four regions: the North Shore, South Shore, North Fork, and South Fork. The North Shore is home to many of Long Island’s most popular beaches, including Jones Beach, Robert Moses State Park, and the Hamptons. The South Shore is home to many of Long Island’s popular residential neighborhoods, including the Five Towns, Massapequa, and Seaford. The North Fork is home to many of Long Island’s popular wineries, while the South Fork is home to many of Long Island’s popular vacation spots, such as the Hamptons and Montauk.
Long Island is served by two major airports, John F. Kennedy International Airport and LaGuardia Airport. The island is also served by a number of major highways, including the Long Island Expressway, the Northern State Parkway, and the Southern State Parkway. The Long Island Rail Road is the island’s public transportation system and provides both commuter rail service and subway service to many parts of the island.
Long Island has a long and storied history. The island was originally inhabited by the Lenape Native Americans, who called the island Paumanok, which means “the island that pays tribute” in the Lenape language. The Dutch settled the island in 1614, and the English settled the island in 1643. During the American Revolution, Long Island was the site of several major battles, including the Battle of Long Island, the Battle of Brooklyn, and the Battle of Harlem Heights.
Today, Long Island is an important area for business, finance, and culture. It is home to many of New York City’s major financial institutions, including Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, and Morgan Stanley. The island is also home to many of the world’s leading universities, including Stony Brook University, Hofstra University, Adelphi University, and New York Institute of Technology. Long Island is also home to numerous popular attractions, including the Fire Island National Seashore, Jones Beach, and Brooklyn’s Coney Island.