Some Long Island Facts to ponder –
The combined area of Long Island is 1,199 square miles. Nassau County: 286.8 square miles and Suffolk County: 911.2 square miles. The length of Long Island (from Manhattan to Montauk) is 118 miles. The widest point is 20 miles. Long Island has 1,189 miles of shoreline!
The average temperature in the winter is 32° – in the summer 73°. The yearly average rainfall is 43" – and the snowfall is 28".
There are three main roadways into New York City – The Long Island Expressway (I-495), The Northern State Parkway and The Southern State Parkway. No trucks are allowed on the parkways. The largest commuter railroad in the nation is The Long Island Railroad. There are seven airports and five ferries (to Fire Island, Shelter Island, Block Island, RI and Connecticut).
And finally, the total population in 2005 for Nassau and Suffolk Counties is 2,831,753. Nassau County Total: 1,348,357. Suffolk County Total: 1,483,396.