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Lo New York State it is located in the north-east of the country and overlooks the Atlantic Ocean, albeit to a small extent. It is the 27th state in order of magnitude but one of the most populous in the entire continent.
It borders Canada to the north, the small states of Connecticut, Massachusetts and Vermont to the east, and Pennsylvania and New Jersey to the south.
La northern part of New York State is dominated by mountains, forests, rivers and lakes. There southern part instead it is the most urbanized and populous one, home to the large megalopolises which, alone, hold the entire economy of the state.
The state capital of New York is Albany, a city of less than 100,000 inhabitants which in the past was the scene of two important historical events: the Battle of Saratoga and Plan for the Labany Union. Despite this, the best known and most important city in the state remains New York City. Always considered the gateway to the United States, New York is a financial, cultural and tourist center of global importance.
The history of the State of New York begins around 10 BC, when the first Native Americans settled in the country. The "discovery" by the Europeans took place in 1524 at the hands of French explorers. The first settlement, however, dates back to 1609 and was by the Dutch. Among the cities founded, we remember in particular New Amsterdam, which became famous for its fur trade. Around 1660 the territory passed into the hands of the English. In honor of the Duke of York, future King James II, the British renamed New Amsterdam into New York.
New York was one of the Thirteen Colonies to have actively participated in the American Revolution, which took place with the aim of putting an end to the British conquest of the territory. The state adopted its constitution in 1777, creating a strong government with a strict separation of powers. In 1785 New York City became the state capital, but in 1797 Albany took over permanently.
New York it is undoubtedly the destination par excellence: it alone manages to catalyze over 90% of the state's tourist flows. Among the many places to visit in the city, the most important are undoubtedly the Statue of Liberty, Central Park, Brooklyn Bridge and MoMA. Another interesting city to visit is Buffalo, the most populous city after New York. There are several attractions to visit, such as the Albright-Knox Art Gallery and Buffalo City Hall.
Even the naturalistic destinations are not far behind. It is impossible not to mention the Niagara Falls. Located between Lake Erie and Lake Ontario, in the east end of the country, the falls attract millions of visitors each year. In a diametrically opposite position, we find instead theAdirondack Park, one of the largest national parks in the United States.
Since the palate also wants its part, do not miss the famous fried chicken wings in spicy sauce, the so-called buffalo wings . And if you are staying in New York, it is imperative to try the New York Steak, the Hot dog and Giant pretzels.
|NEW YORK, NY – 42.66N, 73.80W||STATE MAP - OFFICIAL SITE|
|ABNAMED: “The Empire State”|
|ORIGIN NAME: Named after the New Amsterdam of the Dutch, renamed in 1664 in honor of the Duke of York.|
|OTHER CITIES': New York City, Buffalo|
|MEMBER UNION FROM: 26 June 1788 (11th state)|
|CAPITAL POPULATION: 97.478 from.|
|COUNTY NUMBER: 62|
|POOR PEOPLE: 15,6 % water content|
|MOTTO: “Excelsior (Even upward)”|
|TREE: Sugar Maple|
|SONG: I love New York|
|FLAG: The goddess of freedom holds a rod, on top of which a Phrygian hat takes place. At her feet is an abandoned crown, which represents freedom from England at the conclusion of the war of independence. On the right is the goddess of justice. She wears a blindfold and holds a sword and scales in her hands. This means that everyone receives equal treatment under the law. In the coat of arms a sun rises over the Hudson Highlands. Above the coat of arms is an eagle resting on a globe positioned in the western hemisphere. Finally, ships represent trade, which is vital for the development of New York. Finally, the writing at the bottom takes up the motto of the state.|
- AGRICULTURE: Dairy products, livestock, vegetables, apples.
- INDUSTRY : Scientific instruments, electrical equipment, chemicals, tourism.
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