Bergen County, New Jersey
county in New Jersey, United States
Bergen County is a county in the U.S. State of New Jersey. It is rich and has more people living in it than other counties in New Jersey. As of a 2009 United States Census, it had 895,250 people. It is part of the New York metropolitan area. The county is the one of the last remaining counties in the nation where shops are closed on Sundays because of "blue laws." In compliance to the blue laws, nearly all retail stores in Bergen County are closed on Sundays.
|County of Bergen|
|Coordinates: 40°58′N 74°04′W / 40.96°N 74.07°WCoordinates: 40°58′N 74°04′W / 40.96°N 74.07°W|
|Named for||Bergen, Norway or Bergen, North Holland|
|Largest municipality||Hackensack (population)|
|• Total||246.671 sq mi (638.875 km2)|
|• Land||233.009 sq mi (603.490 km2)|
|• Water||13.662 sq mi (35.385 km2) 5.54%%|
948,406 (2017 est.) (1st in state)
|• Density||4,070/sq mi (1,571.6/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−5 (Eastern)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−4 (EDT)|
|Congressional districts||5th, 8th, 9th|
Range in altitude:
Highest elevation: 1,152 ft/351 m (Bald Mountain, in the Ramapo Mountains, in Mahwah).
Lowest elevation: 0 ft/0 m (sea level), at the Hudson River in Edgewater.
- ↑ "Rutherford News from The Record and South Bergenite". North Jersey Media Group. Retrieved March 25, 2016.
- ↑ "Bergen County QuickFacts from the U.S. Census Bureau". Archived from the original on 7 July 2011. Retrieved 27 December 2010.