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Staten Island

Staten Island forms Richmond county in the state of New York, United States of America, and lies opposite to the capital on the farther side of New York Bay, being separated by the Narrows from Long Island. It is triangular in shape, and has an area of about 59 square miles, with an undulating surface rising to over 300 feet in the north. Agrlculture flourishes, and iron-ore is worked, but fishing is the most profitable industry.