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Quick Facts: New York

Capital City: Albany

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Nickname: Empire State / Excelsior State
Motto: Excelsior (Ever upward)
Statehood: July 26, 1788 (11th)
Origin of State's Name: Named after England's Duke of York.
Largest Cities: New York, Buffalo, Rochester, Yonkers, Syracuse
Border States: Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Vermont
Land Area: 47,224 sq.mi., 30th largest
State Bird: Bluebird
State Flower: Rose (rosa)
State Tree: Sugar Maple (acer saccharum)
State Song: I Love New York
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U.S. Senate: 112th Congress

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