The NYC Metro Area Has a Bigger Population Than All These Countries

April 1, 2014 | Andy Cush

Redditor dakisking created the above map, which charts the nations with a smaller population than the New York metro area (including Long Island and parts of Jersey, Connecticut, and the Hudson Valley). Those areas, together with the five boroughs, make for 19.9 million people in total, and a surprising number of countries don’t measure up. I’m looking at you, Kazakhstan.