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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- 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)
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