New York is located on a large natural harbor on the Atlantic
coast of the Northeastern United States. There are five
states that surround New York. They are Vermont,
Massachusettes, Connecticut, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Canada is to the north of New York.
In addition to the Atlantic Ocean, there are many bodies of
water that are in or bordering New York State. The main
rivers are the Husdon River, the Mohawk River and the
Genesee River. The bordering bodies of water are Lake
Ontario, Lake Eerie and Lake Champlain.
The capital of New York is Albany. Another
major city in New York is New York City,
better known as the "Big Apple".
The principal industries in New York State are
printing and publishing, industrial machinery and
equipment, electronic equipment, and instruments.
The convention and tourist business is also an
important source of income.
New York's farms produce cattle and cows, corn
and poultry, and vegetables and fruits. Other
natural resources in New York are timber, water,
fish and mining.
•The South Fork
•The North Fork
Bodies of Water:
•New York Bay
The population of New York state in
June of 2009 was 19,541,543 people.
New York State is roughly 54,556
During the American Revolutionary
War, New York fought against the
British to gain it's independence.
On July 26, 1788, New York
became the 11th state to join the
The Empire State
The nickname of New York is the Empire State.
Historical Significance in NY
Ellis Island was the main facility for immigrants, entering the
United States in the late 19th Century to the mid 20th
Century. More than 12 million immigrants passed through
Ellis Island between 1892 and 1954.
The first major battle of the American Revolutionary War after
independence was declared-and the largest battle of the
entire war- was fought in New York at the Battle of Long
Island in August of 1776.