Geography of New York
Located in the northeastern region of the US, New York shares its borders with New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Vermont. The maritime border connects it with Rhode Island, and the state has an international border with Canada.
The largest city in the state is New York City, or NYC which also serves as the capital of the state. There are a total of 61 ‘cities’ in the state, including Buffalo, Rochester, Yonkers, Syracuse, Albany, and Schenectady. NYC constitutes of five boroughs; Staten Island, Queens, Manhattan, Bronx, and Brooklyn.
New York is a diverse state that consists of impressive sky scrapers, forests, mountains, and sandy beaches. Our New York State map seeks to encourage exploration and to plant the seeds of adventure. If you want to experience the fast-paced life of Manhattan, the more relaxed Long Island, the majesty of Niagara Falls or the nature of the Finger Lakes, then you’re in for a treat. There is something for everyone in NY.
In 2016, New York’s population was estimated at just over 19.3 million. The median age of men is 36, and the median age of women is slightly higher than men, at 39.
New York’s economy ranks third in the country, with only California and Texas ahead of it. The gross state product in 2015, was listed at $1.44 trillion. Finance, technology, real estate, and insurance form the basis of New York’s economy but, media, publishing & journalism and fashion are quickly becoming huge contributors.
New York state has many National Parks, ranging from historic landmarks, such as the Statue of Liberty, to natural areas like Fire Island Seashore, and the Delaware River.
NYC is on the bucket list for most of the people globally, and rarely does it disappoint. Central Park is large and diverse, and features both romantic tree-lines walks, and architectural wonders dating back to some 200 years. Then, there is also the American Museum of Natural History, featuring the bones of creatures that you can hardly believe existed. Some popular attractions of the state are the Statue of Liberty, Yankee Stadium, Empire State Building, and Times Square. The outskirts of NYC consists of natural areas and bucolic small town. One worth a visit is Cooperstown, home to the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Did you know…the Empire State Building was the world’s tallest structure since its construction in 1931, until 1972. Also, the ‘delicatessens,’ or ‘delis,’ as they are more commonly referred to, were started by the Eastern European Jewish communities in New York City. More Facts...
Last Updated on : August 14, 2017
|1||Saratoga National Historical Park||3,392 acres (13.73 km2)||Jun 1, 1938||Stillwater, Saratoga County, New York, USA|
|2||Women's Rights National Historical Park||6.83 acres (27,600 m²)||Dec 28, 1980||Seneca County, New York, USA|