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Albany, New York
Clockwise frae top: Ceety centre frae Rensselaer; middle-cless hoosin in the Helderberg neichborheid; Palace Theatre; Empire State Plaza fraem the Cultural Education Center; North Pearl Street at Columbia Street; an the State Quad at SUNY Albany.
Clockwise frae top: Ceety centre frae Rensselaer; middle-cless hoosin in the Helderberg neichborheid; Palace Theatre; Empire State Plaza fraem the Cultural Education Center; North Pearl Street at Columbia Street; an the State Quad at SUNY Albany.
Banner o Albany, New York
Banner
Offeecial seal o Albany, New York
Seal
Etymology: Named for the Scots Duke o Albany, that's teetle comes frae the Gaelic name for Scotland: Alba
Nicknames: 
Cradle of the Union[1]
The 518 (aurie code)
Cap City
Motto(s): 
Boondaries o and major thoroufares throu Albany
Boondaries o and major thoroufares throu Albany
Location in Albany Coonty an the state o New York
Location in Albany Coonty an the state o New York
Albany is locatit in New York
Albany
Albany
Location within New York (state)
Albany is locatit in the US
Albany
Albany
Location within the United States
Albany is locatit in North Americae
Albany
Albany
Location within North America
Coordinates: 42°39′09″N 073°45′26″W / 42.65250°N 73.75722°W / 42.65250; -73.75722Coordinates: 42°39′09″N 073°45′26″W / 42.65250°N 73.75722°W / 42.65250; -73.75722
CountryTemplate:US
State New York
RegionCapital District
CoontyAlbany
Settled1614
Incorporation1686
Govrenment
 • TeepAlbany City Hall
 • MayorKathy Sheehan (D)
Area
 • State caipital ceety56.81 km2 (21.94 sq mi)
 • Land55.40 km2 (21.39 sq mi)
 • Water1.42 km2 (0.55 sq mi)
 • Metro
17,000 km2 (6,570 sq mi)
Highest elevation
(On Birch Hill Road near Loudonville Reservoir)
115 m (378 ft)
Lawest elevation
(Sea level (at the Hudson River))
0 m (0 ft)
Population
 (2010)
 • State caipital ceety97,856
 • Estimate 
(2016)[4]
98,111
 • Density1,771.11/km2 (4,587.20/sq mi)
 • Metro
1,170,483
 • Metro density69/km2 (180/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Albanie[5]
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP Code
12201-12, 12214, 12220, 12222-32
Area code518, 838
Geocode977310, 978659
ISO 3166 code36-01000
FIPS code36-01000
GNIS featur ID978659
Wabsteidwww.albanyny.gov

Albany (Listeni/ˈɔːlbən/ AWL-bə-nee) is the caipital o the U.S. state o New York an the seat o Albany Coonty.

Notes[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. In this instance, assiduity, "the quality o actin wi constant an carefu attention."[2]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. MSN Encarta states that this nickname "resulted from the meeting here in 1754 of the Albany Congress, which adopted Benjamin Franklin's Plan of Union, the first formal proposal to unite the colonies."[1]. Archived 2009-10-31.
  2. Nearing, Brian. Three Cheers for the Orange, White, and Blue. Times Union (Albany). November 30, 2004 [archived January 12, 2013; Retrieved August 3, 2010]:B1. Hearst Newspapers.
  3. "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jul 4, 2017. 
  4. "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  5. McEneny (2006), p. 111