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State Facts

Full Name

State of New York

Admitted to the Union (Rank)

July 26, 1788 (11th)

Population 2000 (Rank)

18,976,457 (3rd)

Land Area (Rank)

47,214 square miles; 122,283 square kilometers (30th)

Capital

Albany

Postal Abbreviation

NY

State Nickname

Empire State

Motto

Excelsior (Ever upward)

Song

“I Love New York” (music by Steve Karmen)

State Symbols

  • Flower: Rose
  • Tree: Sugar maple
  • Bird: Bluebird
  • Gem: Garnet
  • Animal: Beaver
  • Insect: Ladybug
  • Fish: Brook trout

Economy

  • Agriculture:
    • Dairy products,
    • cattle and other livestock,
    • vegetables,
    • nursery stock,
    • apples
  • Industry:
    • Printing and publishing,
    • scientific instruments,
    • electric equipment,
    • machinery,
    • chemical products,
    • tourism