New York Facts
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New York Facts

New York is a state in the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. New York is the 27th-most extensive, the fourth-most populated, and the seventh-most densely populated of the 50 United States. See the fact file below for more information about the state of New York.

Capital
Albany

Became a State
July 26, 1788 (11th)

Location
northeastern United States

Area
54,556 sq. miles (27th)

Population
19,378,102 (3rd)

Major Cities
New York, Albany, Rochester, Yonkers, Syracuse

Products
garments, chemicals, metal products, processed foods, furniture, chocolate

Climate
humid continental climate, hot, humid to cool, cold winters

Yearly Precipitation
averages 39 inches

Professional Sports Teams
New York Yankees (Major League Baseball)
New York Mets (Major League Baseball)
New York Jets (National Football League)
New York Giants (National Football League)
New York Rangers (National Hockey League)
Red Bull New York (Major League Hockey)
New York Knicks (National Basketball Association)
New York Liberty (Women’s National Basketball Association)

Major Waterways
Atlantic Ocean, Hudson River, Mohawk River, Lake Erie, Lake Champlain, Genesee River, Lake Ontario

Most Famous Citizens
Martin Van Buren (United States President)
Millard Fillmore (United States President)
Theodore Roosevelt (United States President)
Franklin Delano Roosevelt (United States President)
Walter Whitman (poet)
Washington Irving (author)
Jackie Gleason (comedian)
Michael Jordon (basketball player)
Humphrey Bogart (actor)
James Cagney (actor)
Lou Gehrig (baseball player)
George Gershwin (composer)

State Symbols
Bird – Bluebird
Flower – Rose
Animal – Beaver
Tree – Sugar Maple
Insect – Ladybug