I saw this sentence on wikipedia:

Il n'en reste pas moins que New York est la ville la plus peuplée du pays depuis 1790, avec 8 622 698 habitants selon le Bureau du recensement des États-Unis.

I don't understand that opening bit, the first six words or so. What does that mean?

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Il n'en reste pas moins is an idiom so is hard to interpret word by word.

Literally, that would be:

It doesn't remain (from what has been said) less than...


The fact remains, nevertheless, that New York is the...

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