More commonly known as Manhattan, New York County is among the most popular counties in the world. Home to the most densely populated metropolis in the United States, Manhattan is a wealth of activity, entertainment and culture. Being the wealthiest county in the United States, Manhattanites have a whole host of commercial, technological and industrial resources right at their fingertips. The famous landmarks are bountiful and include such attractions as Wall Street, the World Trade Center, Time's Square and Central Park. Settled by Europeans in the 1600s, New York County is now a melting pot of ethnicities, religions and backgrounds. Nearly every language can be heard among the streets and small niche communities are all over the city, including Little Italy and Chinatown. With amazing educational venues, such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the American Museum of Natural History and Guggenheim Museum, Manhattan is a teacher's dream come true. A vast number of private and public schools—the latter operating under the renowned New York City Department of Education—are located in New York County and serve some 1.1 million students. Home to many of the most prestigious private schools and universities, Manhattan is also one of the nation's most densely populated area of college graduates. Locations like the New York Public Library and the Ellis Island Immigration Center make the county an unbeatable place to study, live and grow. With countless attractions and features, New York County is one of the most popular places to visit and live in the world.