Category: New York
New York, with the postal abbreviation NY is one among the 50 states in the United States, situated in the central Atlantic and the Northeastern parts of the country. New York is bordered by Pennsylvania and New Jersey in the south and by Massachusetts, Connecticut and Vermont in the east. The state of New York is surrounded by Quebec to the north, and has a maritime boundary with Rhode Island in the east, including an intercontinental boundary with the provinces of Ontario of Canada in the north and west. The state is habitually mentioned as New York State to differentiate it from New York City, its biggest city. New York is the 3rd most thickly populated, 27th most wide-ranging among the 50 states of the country.
The state of New York was occupied by diverse ethnic groups of Iroquoian and Algonquian speaking Native Americans during the time Dutch migrants entered the area at the beginning of the 17th century. The area was initially maintained by Henry Hudson for the Dutch in the year 1609. Then in 1614, Fort Nassau was constructed next to the place that is current Albany which is a city. Almost immediately, the Dutch as well, occupied New Amsterdam and the Hudson River Valley regions, setting up the New Netherland colony. Then in 1664, the British seized the New Netherland colony from the Dutch. The boundaries of the Province of New York and the British colony were quite analogous to those of the current New York state.
New York was the 11th state admitted to the union on the 26th of July 1788. The total land area of New York is 54,555 square miles, which offers the state an area rank of 27 out of the available 50 states in the United States. In addition, water surface occupies 7,429 square miles of the total area of the state within its boundaries. There are 62 counties in New York among which New York City was the most recent county formed in the state, in the year 1683.
Consistent with 2010 United States Census information, the population of New York was 18,976,457. Among the counties of the New York State, the most populous county is Kings County with the population of 2,504,700, and Hamilton County is ranked as the least populous county with the population of 4,836.
As of 2010, there are 31 State Electoral Votes in New York. The State Quarter issue Date of New York is January 2, 2001. The state motto of New York is “Excelsior“.
The "Empire State" is the nickname of the state of New York. The name of the state bird of New York is the "Bluebird". "Sugar maple" is the state tree of New York, and the "Rose" is the state flower. "Albany City" is the state capital of New York. In 1777 Kingston was the first capital of New York state and was soon there after burned down by the British. New York City is the biggest of all cities in New York by population, and the same city ranks first in total land area, too. Albany City is the oldest city in New York. The New York State is served by a 13 area codes, such as 212, 315, 347, 516, 518, 607, 631, 646, 716, 718, 845, 914 and 917.
Some of the most beautiful and historical places to visit, if traveling to New York on a trip: Catskill Mountains ,which is part of the Part of the great Appalachian Mountain chain and also within the Catskills is famous Woodstock, The Adirondack Park-that including (Lake George, Adirondack Coast - Plattsburgh, Lake Placid), Niagara Falls, Johnstown, Saratoga Springs, Lake Placid, Thousand Islands, Buffalo, Boldt Castle, Farmer’s Museum, Circle B Ranch, baseball hall of fame – Cooperstown and many more hall of fame, Lake Superior, Long Island and of course New York City.