New York, View of the East River, New York Cityhttps://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Astoria_Park_Panorama_of_Triborough_and_Hell%27s_Gate_Bridges.jpg
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 statehttps://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Mid-Hudson_Bridge_2010-03-07.jpg
Island of Lower Saranac Lake, Adirondack Mountains, New York statehttps://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Small_Island_in_Lower_Saranac_Lake.jpg
Travel to and in New York
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.
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 statehttps://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Houses_at_Regent_and_Caroline_streets,_Saratoga_Springs,_NY.jpg
Cities in New York
- Albany (94,000)
Capital of New York State.
- Binghamton (48,000)
City near the Pennsylvania border, in the Southern Tier of New York.
- Buffalo (271,000)
Second largest city in New York after New York City.
- Ithaca (30,000)
Home of Cornell University.
- New York City (8,400,000)
The biggest city in the United States.
- Poughkeepsie (30,000)
City in the Hudson River Valley midway between New York City and Albany.
- Rochester (220,000)
Headquarters of New York, Bausch & Lomb and Xerox.
- Saratoga Springs (26,000)
City in Saratoga County in upstate New York.
- Syracuse (148,000)
Fifth most populous city in New York state.
Places of Interest in New York
- Adirondack High Peaks
- Darien Lake
- Finger Lakes
- Hudson River Valley
- Jones Beach State Park
- Lake George
- Letchworth State Park
- Niagara Falls
- The Hamptons
- Thousand Islands
National Monuments in New York
World Heritage Sites in New York
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