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New York State is a state in the Northeastern region of the United States. It covers an area of 54,556 sq mi (128,403 sq km). The state measures roughly 330 miles (530 km) across and 285 miles (455 km) from north to south. The highest point is the 5,344-ft (1,629-m) Mount Macy.

New York is bordered by the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec to the north, Vermont to the northeast, Massachusetts to the east, Connecticut to the southeast, and New Jersey and Pennsylvania to the south.

New York state, with a population of 19.5 million people, is the third most populated state in the United States. Much of its population is concentrated in and round its biggest city, New York City. The capital of New York state is Albany.

New York became part of the United States on 26 July, 1788. It was the 11th state to join the Union.

Mid-Hudson Bridge, Poughkeepsie, New York stateMid-Hudson Bridge, Poughkeepsie, New York state
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Island of Lower Saranac Lake, Adirondack Mountains, New York stateIsland of Lower Saranac Lake, Adirondack Mountains, New York state
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Travel to and in New York

By Plane
There are a good number of international airports in and around New York. The big ones are John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and LaGuardia Airport (LGA) both in Queens, and Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) in neighboring New Jersey. In addition, there are international airports in Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse and Albany.

By Road
Apart from New York City, the rest of New York City can be conveniently explored by car. There are a good number of interstate highways that criss-cross the state. Among them, I-90 crosses from east to west, linking Rochester, Syracuse and Albany. I-87 begins from the Canadian border, passing through Albany and Poughkeepsie to continue into New Jersey.

Houses at Saratoga Springs, New York stateHouses at Saratoga Springs, New York state
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Cities in New York

  1. Albany (94,000)
    Capital of New York State.

  2. Binghamton (48,000)
    City near the Pennsylvania border, in the Southern Tier of New York.

  3. Buffalo (271,000)
    Second largest city in New York after New York City.

  4. Ithaca (30,000)
    Home of Cornell University.

  5. New York City (8,400,000)
    The biggest city in the United States.

  6. Poughkeepsie (30,000)
    City in the Hudson River Valley midway between New York City and Albany.

  7. Rochester (220,000)
    Headquarters of New York, Bausch & Lomb and Xerox.

  8. Saratoga Springs (26,000)
    City in Saratoga County in upstate New York.

  9. Syracuse (148,000)
    Fifth most populous city in New York state.

Places of Interest in New York

  1. Adirondack High Peaks
  2. Bronxville
  3. Chautauqua
  4. Cooperstown
  5. Darien Lake
  6. Finger Lakes
  7. Hudson River Valley
  8. Jones Beach State Park
  9. Lake George
  10. Letchworth State Park
  11. Montauk
  12. Niagara Falls
  13. The Hamptons
  14. Thousand Islands

National Monuments in New York

World Heritage Sites in New York

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