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New York Facts and Symbols

New York became the 11th state in 1788 and is the 3rd largest state by population with about 19.5 million residents. It is also the 30th largest state by land and water area with a total area of 54,556 square miles. New York is home to the city, New York, which is the nation's largest city with a population of over 8 million people.

New York was named after the Duke of York and was one of the original 13 states. It also was the location of our nation's first capital, New York City where George Washington was inaugurated in 1789.

Included below are more facts and symbols, information about the current New York Governor, a state map, New York members of the United States 112th Congress with a congressional district map, the state song and more views of the New York State Quarter.

New York State Quarter

New York
State Quarter

(United States Mint Image)


New York State Capital - Albany

State Nickname - The Empire State

State Slogan - "I Love NY"

State Motto - "Excelsior" (Ever Upward)

State Flower - Rose

State Tree - Sugar Maple

State Bush - Lilac

State Bird - Bluebird

State Animal - Beaver

State Freshwater Fish - Brook Trout

State Saltwater Fish - Striped Bass

State Insect - Ladybug

State Reptile - The Common Snapping Turtle

State Shell - Bay Scallop

State Fossil - Sea Scorpion

State Gemstone - Garnet

State Fruit - Apple

State Muffin - Apple Muffin

State Beverage - Milk

Official State Web Site -


New York State Governor:

Andrew M. Cuomo

Office of the Governor
  The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo
Governor of New York State
NYS State Capitol Building
Albany, NY 12224

New York State Map:
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New York State Map - Click for Larger View


New York State Congressional District Map:

New York State Congressional District Map


New York Members of the United States Congress (112th Congress)


United States Senate (New York Members):

  Kirstin E. Gillibrand - (D-NY) Charles E. Schumer - (D-NY)  

United States House of Representatives (New York Members by District):


Timothy H. Bishop - 1st

Steve Israel - 2nd

Peter T. King - 3rd

Carolyn McCarthy - 4th

Gary L. Ackerman - 5th

Gregory W. Meeks - 6th

Joseph Crowley - 7th

Jerrold Nadler - 8th

Anthony D. Weiner - 9th

Edolphus Towns - 10th

Yvette D. Clarke - 11th

Nydia M. Velázquez - 12th

Mike Grimm - 13th

Carolyn B. Maloney - 14th

Charles B. Rangel - 15th

José E. Serrano - 16th

Eliot L. Engel - 17th

Nita M. Lowey - 18th

Nan Hayworth - 19th

Chris Gibson - 20th

Paul Tonko - 21st

Maurice D. Hinchey - 22nd

William L. Owens - 23rd

Richard Hanna - 24th

Ann Marie Buerkle - 25th

Christopher John Lee - 26th

Brian Higgins - 27th

Louise McIntosh Slaughter - 28th

Tom Reed - 29th


New York State Song:

I Love New York
Words and music by Steve Karmen

I LOVE NEW YORK (repeat three times)

There isn't another like it
No matter where you go
And nobody can compare it
It's win and place and show
New York is special
New York is diff'rent
'Cause there's no place else on earth
Quite like New York
And that's why

I LOVE NEW YORK (Repeat 3 times)

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