New York Facts

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New York State is the third most populous state in the United States of America with a population of over 20 million people after Texas (around 29 million), and it has one of the world's largest economies. New York City, NYC as it is known to locals, is America's leading financial center, the state's main city. New York also contains over 4 US National Parks and hosts at least two military bases: Fort Drum in Watertown, and Fort Hamilton in Brooklyn. It joined the union and officially became part of the United States on July 26, 1788.

Without wasting any more time, here at 17 facts about the State of New York

1. Both the State of New York and the city were named after the “Duke of York”, of British Royalty.

2. Before New York became a State, it was called the “Province of New York.” Those were the times when New York was a colony of the United Kingdom.

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3. The colony was officially established in 1626.

4. New York was discovered by Europeans in the 1500s.

5. It was the only one of the original Thirteen Colonies that didn’t have to fight for its independence from Great Britain during the American Revolution.

6. New York State has a total area of 54,556 square miles.

5. New York State is a founding member of the United States of America, one of the thirteen colonies that made up the country.

6. The capital city of New York State is Albany and Albany has a population of around 100,000.

7. New York has a nickname; “The Empire State”.

8. The largest city by far in the State and country is New York City, which makes up at least 40% of the State’s entire population.

9. New York is the 27th largest State in the US, one of the smallest in size, but the second most populated.

10. New York is located on the northeastern side and is bordered by the Canadian provinces of Quebec, and Ontario.

11. New York is among the most expensive states in the country. The cost of living is very high.

12. The state has approximately 62 cities.

13. Most of New York’s main attractions are concentrated in New York City, which is well known all over the world for well-known landmarks such as The Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge, the Empire State Building, Times Square, Central Park, the United Nations headquarters, among many, many others. It is also known for Niagara Falls, which is shared between the US and Canada.

14. The 5 largest cities in the State are New York City, Buffalo, Rochester, Yonkers, and Syracuse.

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15. In terms of the weather, New York has all 4 seasons; winter, fall, summer, and autumn. But winters are long, cold and very snowy.

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