New York Facts
New York Facts
New York is one of the 50 states that make the American Union (The United states of America).
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State Flag: Adopted in 1901
State Motto: Excelsior (Ever Upwards)
State Capital: Albany
State Abbreviation: NY
State Name of Residents: New Yorkers
Date State Entered the Union: July 26, 1788. It became the 11th state.
State Size: 54,475 square miles. - The 27th largest state.
State Song: "I Love New York"
State Nick Name: The Empire State
State Tree: Sugar Maple
State Flower: Rose
State Fruit: Apple
State Mammal: Beaver
State Bird: Eastern Bluebird
State Fish: Brook trout
State Seashell: Bay Scallop
State Insect: Nine-spotted ladybug (ladybird beetle)(Coccinella novemnotata)
State Gem Stone: Garnet
State Fossil: Sea scorpion (Eurypterus remipes)
State Major Rivers: Hudson River, Mohawk River, Genesee River
State Highest Point: Mt. Marcy, 5,344 feet (1,629 m) above sea level
Bordering States: Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island
State Bordering Country: Canada
State Bordering Body of Water: Lake Ontario, Lake Erie, Lake Champlain, Atlantic Ocean
State Name Origin: The English took over of the area that had been called "New Netherland" in 1664, and renamed it New York to honor the Duke of York (a city in England).
State Largest City: New York City
State Other Largest Cities: New York City, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Buffalo, Rochester, Yonkers, East New York, Syracuse, Albany, West Albany
State Number of Counties: 62
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