New York Map
Explore this New York map to know everything you want to know. Learn about the location of this state in the United States of America. Check out its geography, time zones, history, major cities, national parks, trails, flag, capital, and many more.
About New York
New York is the 11th state of the United States, which was admitted to the union on July 26, 1788. Albany is New York’s capital city. New York City is the largest city and also the largest metro-urban area in New York state.
English and Spanish are the major spoken languages. In the US, New York is one of the top 10 most populous states. While The Empire State is its nickname, “I Love New York” is the State Motto. Learn more about this US state from Facts of New York.
New York Flag and Emblem
The New York Flag has a blue background with a coat of arms at the center. The words “The Great Seal of the State of New York” surround the coat of arms.
The coat of arms of the state of New York features:
- A sun symbol
- Two supporters
- The motto of the state is “Excelsior” (which means Ever upward) written on a ribbon
The coat of arms shows a view of the Hudson River under the sun and mountain. The two supporters of the shield are Justice and Liberty. The Liberty is the one that has a liberty cap on her staff. At the top, you’ll find a globe, which is surmounted by an American Eagle. In 1778, this emblem was adopted formally.
New York History
The early history of New York dates back to around 10,000 B.C. Iroquoian and Algonquian were the two major cultures that were dominated by 1100 A.D. In 1524, Italian Giovanni da Verrazzano discovered New York, starting the European era. The Dutch were the first to claim the land in 1609. During the American Revolution as well as the wars thereafter, New York played an important role. Some of the major battles of that time include the Battle of Long Island, the Battle of Saratoga, the Battle of Fort Sumter, and many more. New York attained statehood on July 26, 1788. It was the 11th state to be admitted to the union.
New York Location
New York Location Map shows the exact location of the US state of New York on the US map. It also shows the boundaries of different states in the US, neighboring countries, and oceans all around.
The state of New York is situated in the northeastern region of the US. It shares its border with Canada’s Quebec Province (to the north), Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Vermont (to the east), Pennsylvania and New Jersey (to the south), and Canada’s Ontario (to the northwest). With Rhode Island, New York state also has a maritime border. Its precise location is 40° 30′ N to 45° 1′ N Latitude and 71° 51′ W to 79° 46′ W Longitude. To know more about the location, check the New York Longitude and Latitude Map.
New York Geography
This state is spread across a total area of 54,555 sq mi (141,297 sq km), out of which 47,126 sq mi (122,057 sq km) is land area and 7,429 sq mi (19,240 sq km) is water area. In terms of area, it is the 27th largest state in the United States.
The geographical area of New York has 4 predominant features:
- Allegheny Plateau in southern New York: It extends from the southern USA to the Catskill Mountains. It is also called the southern tier.
- The rugged Adirondack Mountains are located to the Lake Champlain Valley’s west.
- In eastern New York, you’ll find the Great Appalachian Valley. It includes both Hudson Valley and Lake Champlain Valley.
- As a cuesta east of Lake Ontario, the Tug Hill part arises.
New York state’s geography is dominated by mountains, forests, meadows, rivers, lakes, and farms. Know about the location of mountain peaks, rivers, lakes, the state capital, state boundary, ocean, and neighboring states from this Physical Map of New York.
New York has 62 counties. In terms of area, St. Lawrence County is the largest, and New York County is the smallest county. While St. Lawrence County has a total area of 2,821 sq mi (7,306 sq km), New York County’s total area is 33.77 sq mi (87 sq km). Check out the location and boundaries of different counties in the New York County Map.
The US State of New York has 19 area codes that divide the state into 12 geographical areas. Some of the most important area codes associated with major cities are 917 and 718 (New York City area), 212 and 646 (Manhattan), and many more. The New York Area Codes Map helps you locate a particular area code and also shows the area code boundary, county and state boundaries, and state capital.
There are 1,792 active zip codes in New York. Some of the best zip codes to live in are 10001, 14618, 10017, 10019, 10010, 10013, 11201, 11021, 11753, 10036, and many more. The New York Zip Code Map helps you locate the location of a particular zip code and also shows the zip code boundary, state boundary, and state capital.
New York Major Cities
New York Cities Map helps you learn about the state’s major cities and locations. It also showcases the state capital, state boundary, other cities, neighboring states and oceans, and many more.
Some of the largest and major cities in New York are New York City, Buffalo, Rochester, Yonkers, Syracuse, and many more.
New York Airports
The busiest airports in New York are John F. Kennedy International Airport, LaGuardia Airport, Buffalo Niagara International Airport, Albany International Airport, Frederick Douglass/Greater Rochester International Airport, Syracuse Hancock International Airport, and many more. Check the location of different airports (both public-use and military) in the state on the New York Airport Map. This map also shows New York’s state and country boundaries, cities, the state capital, neighboring states, and oceans.
New York National Park and Trails
New York has 24 national parks. Around 8,646,464 visitors visit these national parks annually. Major national parks in the state are Appalachian, African Burial Ground, Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route, Niagara Falls, Statue Of Liberty, Captain John Smith Chesapeake, Eleanor Roosevelt, Home Of Franklin D Roosevelt, North Country, Saratoga, and others.
In New York, you can enjoy around 700 recreational trails (hiking, backpacking, mountain biking, and other adventurous trails). They cover thousands of miles of trails in New York. Some of the most popular ones are Bear Mountain Loop Trail, Cascade Mountain and Porter Mountain through Cascade Mountain Trail, Gertrude’s Nose and Millbrook Loop Trail, etc.
Check out the locations of different national parks, monuments, preserves, and more details in the National Parks in New York Map.
New York Climate
Generally, you’ll find a humid continental climate in New York. However, in the state’s extreme southeastern portion (including New York City), you’ll find a warmer humid subtropical climate zone. Most parts of the state experience below-freezing point temperatures during winter (especially in Jan and Feb).
The temperature in areas along the Atlantic coastline remains several degrees above freezing point. Across New York, you’ll get summer-like climatic conditions from June to early September. In New York City and adjoining areas, the summer-like climatic condition starts from late May and continues till early-to-mid October.
The average yearly temperature revolves around:
- 39 °F (4 °C) in the Adirondack Mountains
- 53 °F (12 °C) in the areas surrounding Long Island and Hudson Valley
- 56 °F (13 °C) in New York City and adjoining areas
The average annual precipitation level in New York ranges from 28 inches (710 mm) to 62 inches (1,600 mm).
New York Time Zones
The time zone of most of New York is UTC−05:00 (Eastern). New York’s Summer (DST) time zone is UTC−04:00 (EDT).
FAQs on New York
FAQ #1: How Big is New York?
Ans: New York is the 27th largest US state in terms of total area. Its total area is 54,555 sq mi (141,297 sq km), out of which 47,126 sq mi (122,057 sq km) is land area and 7,429 sq mi (19,240 sq km) is water area.
FAQ #2: What is the Capital of New York?
Ans: Albany is the capital of New York.
Ans: New York’s population is estimated to be 19.4 million in 2022. It is the 4th most populous state in the United States.
FAQ #4: Who Founded New York?
Ans: Peter Minuit (Dutch West India Company’s Governor) founded a colony named New Amsterdam after purchasing the island of Manhattan in 1626. The English acquired the New Amsterdam colony as per the Treaty of Westminster in 1674. It was then renamed to New York. They gave the name in honor of the Duke of York.
FAQ #5: Why is New York Called The Big Apple?
Ans: New York City is popularly called The Big Apple. This nickname was first given by a sports writer called John J. Fitz Gerald in the 1920s when he started writing a horse racing column “Around the Big Apple”. However, the nickname “The Big Apple” became synonymous with NYC in the 1970s after a tourism campaign.
Ans: The five boroughs of New York state are The Bronx, Staten Island, Queens, Brooklyn, and Manhattan.
FAQ #7: How far is Connecticut from New York?
Ans: New York to Connecticut distance is 92 miles (148 km).
FAQ #8: What Region is New York in?
Ans: In the United States, New York is located in the Northeastern region.
FAQ #9: How Far is Chicago From New York?
Ans: The distance between Chicago and New York is 712 miles (1,145.85 km).
FAQ #10: What to do in New York?
Ans: You can explore Taughannock Falls, Thousand Islands & Alexandria Bay, Niagara Falls, The Adirondack Park, New York City (NYC), picturesque Albany (capital city), Montauk, The Hamptons, Saratoga Springs, and many more in New York state.