About New York Map : This map of New York is handy in terms of providing useful information about international and state boundaries, major highways, rail lines, etc. of the state. It also provides information about lakes, rivers, and the vegetation of the state along with major National Parks. The state capital, major cities, other cities and major attractions are also represented in this map of New York.
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Located in the Northeast, NY (New York) is a world-famous state, known for its vibrant New York City, which is a major cultural and financial center of the nation. With the third largest population in the country (at about twenty million), and a status as the twenty-seventh largest, New York has a high population density, heavily concentrated in New York City. In fact, about 40 percent of the state's population resides in New York City. As the main point of entry for immigrants to the United States for many years, New York is a diverse region with a wide variety of cultures represented. Outside of the city, New York offers scenic beauty in the form of the Catskills, Niagara Falls, and more.
History of New York
Originally inhabited by the Algonquian and Iroquoian tribes, the region that is now NY was explored by the Dutch and claimed as New Netherland in the early seventeenth century. British settlers later annexed the colony, creating the Province of New York in 1664. New York was a major battleground during the Revolutionary War, and achieved statehood on July 26, 1788 as one of the original thirteen colonies.
Located in the northeastern region of the United States, the state of New York is the third most populous of the 50 states in the U.S. The state of New York shares its borders with New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Vermont. New York state is also bordered (through sharing a maritime border) with the states of Rhode Island and Canada.
The eastern part of New York state is dominated by the Great Appalachian Valley, while the northern part of the state includes Lake Champlain. This part also features the Hudson River. The western part of the valley features the Adirondack Mountains.
New York has the third largest economy of any state, after California and Texas. Its financial center, Wall Street, is the leading center of banking and commerce, and is home to the largest stock exchange in the world, the New York Stock Exchange. In addition to the financial and commercial institutions based in New York, it is also a major agricultural state, a strong producer of dairy products, apples, cabbage, cherries, and livestock.
There are several major attractions found in New York State. The major places of tourist interest in New York City, located in the state of New York, include Central Park, the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Times Square, Madison Square Garden, etc.
Other favoured destinations in the sate of New York are Coney Island, Darien Lake, etc. The things to do list for New York state is endless. It is a viable getaway for all sorts of age groups and types of vacations.
The higher education system in New York state is the State University of New York (SUNY) as well as the City University of New York (CUNY), additionally funded by New York City. Additionally, there are several prestigious private universities such as Columbia University in New York and Cornell University in Ithaca. This makes it the only US state to have more than a single Ivy League university.
Last Updated On : April 17, 2014
Joined the UnionJuly 26, 1788
NicknameThe Empire State
Largest CityNew York City
Area54,556 square miles
Highest PointMount Marcy
Lowest PointAtlantic Ocean
Time ZoneUTC -5/-4