New York Facts

New York Facts

New York is one of the 50 states that make the American Union (The United states of America).

More Facts about New York:

  • 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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