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New York

New York Facts

  • Capital City: Albany (pop.) 94,172 (2008 est.)
  • New York Population: 19,570,261 (2012 est.) (3rd)
  • New York Population: (per square mile)
  • U.S. State Populations: (all states)
  • Currency: U.S. Dollar (conversion rates)

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  • New York Quarter: The first quarter released in 2001 honored New York, and is the 11th in the United States Mint's 50 State Quarters® Program.

    New York was admitted into the Union on July 26, 1788 becoming our Nation's 11th State. Nicknamed the "Empire State," New York's quarter features the Statue of Liberty superimposed over an outline of the state that includes a line tracing the Hudson River and the route of the Erie Canal.

    The coin bears the inscription "Gateway to Freedom." Additional details

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  • Land Sizes
  • Language: English, others
  • Largest Cities: (by population) New York City, Buffalo, Rochester, Yonkers, Syracuse, Albany
  • Name: After the Dutch surrendered this area to the British, it was named New York, in honor of the English Duke of York.
  • Statehood: July 26, 1788 (11th state)
  • Symbols

New York Photographs

Million Dollar Staircase, State Capitol Building, Albany, New York State, USA

The Million Dollar Staircase in Albany's capitol building...
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New York Cities, Counties & Area Codes

City County Area Code
Albany Albany 518
Wellsville Allegany 585
Bronx Bronx 718
Binghamton Broome 607
Olean Cattaraugus 716
Auburn Cayuga 315
Jamestown Chautauqua 716
Elmira Chemung 607
Norwich Chenango 607
Plattsburgh Clinton 518
Hudson Columbia 518
Cortland Cortland 607
Walton Delaware 607
Poughkeepsie Dutchess 845
Buffalo Erie 716
Lake Placid Essex 518
Malone Franklin 518
Gloversville Fulton 518
Batavia Genesee 585
Catskill Greene 518
Indian Lake Hamilton 518
Ilion Herkimer 315
Watertown Jefferson 315
Brooklyn Kings 718
Lowville Lewis 315
Dansville Livingston 585
Oneida Madison 315
Rochester Monroe 585
Amsterdam Montgomery 518
Valley Stream Nassau 516
New York City New York 212
Niagara Falls Niagara 716
Utica Oneida 315
Syracuse Onondaga 315
Canandaigua Ontario 585
Middletown Orange 845
Albion Orleans 585
Oswego Oswego 315
Oneonta Otsego 607
Mahopac Putnam 845
Ridgewood Queens 718
Elmhurst Queens 718
Flushing Queens 718
Jamaica Queens 718
Corona Queens 718
Astoria Queens 718
Troy Rensselaer 518
Staten Island Richmond 718
Spring Valley Rockland 845
Potsdam Saint Lawrence 315
Clifton Park Saratoga 518
Schenectady Schenectady 518
Cobleskill Schoharie 518
Watkins Glen Schuyler 607
Seneca Falls Seneca 315
Corning Steuben 607
Huntington Station Suffolk 631
Monticello Sullivan 845
Owego Tioga 607
Ithaca Tompkins 607
Kingston Ulster 845
Queensbury Warren 518
Hudson Falls Washington 518
Newark Wayne 315
Yonkers Westchester 914
Attica Wyoming 585
Penn Yan Yates 315

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