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  • some general data of the state

  • General useful information
    Note: some data are of constant value, while other are due to changes, fluctuations etc.
    State and population
    capital: Albany // state code ISO: NY ; FIPS: US36
    surface: 122316 = 47225 sq.mi // rank in USA: 30 // location: Middle Atlantic
    climate: variable; the SE region moderated by the ocean
    entered USA as 11th state ratifying the Constitution on: 1788-07-26
    administrative division: 62 counties
    total population according to the census of 2000: 18,976,457
    population density 2000: 155 per = 402 per sq.mi // net growth 1999-2000: 5,5%
    main ethnic groups: white 67,9%; black 15,9%; Asian 5,5%; other 10,5%
    Economy and infrastructure
    chief crops: apples, grapes, strawberries, cherries, pears, onions, potatoes, cabbage, sweet corn
    livestock (million): cattle: 1,4 / pigs: 0,08 / poultry: 5,6 (excl. broilers) / sheep: 0,06
    timber/lumber: birch, sugar and red maple, basswood, hemlock, pine, oak, ash
    chief industries: manufacturing, finance, communications, tourism, transportation, services
    chief industrial products: books & periodicals, clothing & apparel, pharmaceuticals, machinery, instruments
    chief mining products: crushed stone, portland cement, salt, sand & gravel, zinc
    Some physical landmarks
    highest point in the state: Mt. Marcy 1629 m = 5344 ft
    other mountains: Algonquin Pk 1559, Whiteface Mt. 1483
    lowest point in the state: sea level
    lakes: Lake Erie, Lake Ontario, Lake Champlain, Lake Oneida, Cayuga Lake, Seneca Lake
    artificial lakes: Sacandaga Res., Allegheny Res., Ashokan Res., Salmon Res.
    rivers: Hudson, Lawrence, Mohawk; canal: New York State Barge Canal
    others: islands: Long Island // deserts: none
    Additional remarks, especially on the statistical information
    other important features:
    nick name(s): Empire State
    motto: Excelsior (Ever upward)
    song: I Love New York
    flower: Rose // bird: Bluebird // tree: Sugar maple
    primary sources:
    World almanac and book of facts; National Geographic Atlas of the World; maps: WN world @tlas

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    File created on 2003.03.03 by Jan Lahmeyer
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