Bayonne is a city in Hudson County, New Jersey, United States. Located in the Gateway Region, Bayonne is was originally formed as a township on April 1, 1861, from portions of Bergen Township. It is east of Newark, the state's largest city, north of Elizabeth in Union County and west of Brooklyn. It shares a land border with Jersey City to the north and is connected to Staten Island by the Bayonne Bridge. While somewhat diminished, traditional manufacturing, distribution, and maritime activities remain a driving force of the economy of the city, and a portion of the Port of New York and New Jersey is located there.