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New York
State of New York
Eik-name(s): 
Motto(s): 
Excelsior (in Laitin)[1]
Ever upward
Anthem: "I Love New York"
Map o the Unitit States wi New York hielichted
Map o the Unitit States wi New York hielichted
KintraUnitit States
Afore stateheidProvince o New York
Admittit tae the Union26 Julie 1788 (11t)
CaipitalAlbany
Lairgest ceetyNew York Ceety
Lairgest metroNew York metropolitan aurie
Govrenment
 • GovrenorAndrew Cuomo (D)
 • Lieutenant GovernorKathy Hochul (D)
LegislaturState Legislatur
 • Upper hooseState Senate
 • Lawer hooseState Assemmly
JudiciarNew York Coort o Appeals
U.S. senators
U.S. Hoose delegation
  • 21 Democrats
  • 5 Republicans
  • 1 Vacant
(leet)
Area
 • Total141,300 km2 (54,555[2] sq mi)
Area rank27t
Dimensions
 • Length530 km (330 mi)
 • Width455 km (285 mi)
Elevation
300 m (1,000 ft)
Highest elevation1,629 m (5,344 ft)
Lowest elevation0 m (0 ft)
Population
 (2019)
 • Total19,453,561[6]
 • Rank4th
 • Density159/km2 (416.42/sq mi)
 • Density rank7th
 • Median hooseaud income
$64894[7]
 • Income rank
15th
Demonym(s)New Yorker
Leid
 • Offeecial leidNane
 • Spoken leid
Time zoneUTC−05:00 (Eastren)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−04:00 (EDT)
USPS abbreviation
NY
ISO 3166 codeUS-NY
Trad. abbreviationN.Y.
Latitude40° 30′ N to 45° 1′ N
Longitude71° 51′ W to 79° 46′ W
Websitewww.ny.gov

New York (/njuː ˈjɔrk/; locally [nɪu ˈjoək] or [nuː ˈjɔrk]) is a state in the Mid-Atlantic an Northeastren regions o the Unitit States an is the nation's thrid maist populous. The state haes laundmairches wi New Jersey an Pennsylvania tae the sooth, an Connecticut, Massachusetts an Vermont tae the east. The state haes a maritime mairch wi Rhode Island east o Long Island, as weel as an international mairch wi the Canadian provinces o Ontario tae the wast, an Quebec tae the north. New York is aft referred tae as New York State tae distinguish it frae New York Ceety.

New York Ceety, whilk is geographically the lairgest ceety in the state an maist populous in the Unitit States, is weel-kent for its history as a yett for immigration tae the Unitit States o Americae an its status as a financial, cultural, transportation, an manufacturin centre. Accordin tae the U.S. Department o Commerce, it is a destination o chyce for mony fremd veesitors an aw. Baith state an ceety war named efter the 17t century Duke o York, James Stuart, futur James VII o Scotland an II o Ingland.

In the bygane New York wis cried New Amsterdam, an wis pairt o the New Netherlands acause the Dutch that conquered an bocht it oreeginally. The Inglis made weir tae tak it ower an American sodgers an aw: the Inglis won the battle.

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  1. "New York State Motto". New York State Library. 29 Januar 2001. Archived frae the original on 24 Mey 2009. Retrieved 16 November 2007.
  2. "Land and Water Area of States (2000)". Infoplease.com. Retrieved 11 Apryle 2008.
  3. "Marcy". NGS data sheet. U.S. National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved 20 October 2011.
  4. a b "Elevations and Distances in the United States". United States Geological Survey. 2001. Archived frae the original on 1 Februar 2009. Retrieved 24 October 2011.
  5. a b Elevation adjusted to North American Vertical Datum of 1988.
  6. "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. 29 Januar 2020. Retrieved 29 Januar 2020.
  7. "Median Annual Household Income—2017". Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. 2019. Retrieved 8 Apryle 2019.
  8. "Language spoken at home by ability to speak English for the population 5 years and over—2014 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates". Archived frae the original on 13 Februar 2020. Retrieved 24 Januar 2016.

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Relatit information[eedit | eedit soorce]

Precedit bi
Virginia
List of U.S. states by date of statehood
Ratified Constitution on July 26, 1788 (11th)
Succeedit bi
North Carolina