New York, home to the Statue of Liberty and other iconic sites, is the fourth most populous and seventh most densely populated American state.
Here are few quick facts about News York:
- State capital – Albany
- State motto of New York – Excelsior
- State song – I Love New York
- Nick names – The Empire State
- State insect – Nine-Spotted Ladybug
- State animal – Beaver
- State beverage – Milk
- State bird – Eastern Bluebird
- State fruit – Apple
- State flower – Rose
- State fish – Striped Bass
- State tree – Sugar maple
Out of New York’s 62 cities, New York City is the most populous city of the state of New York as well as the U.S. New York City is the world’s cultural and financial capital and an important center for international diplomacy. It is also the foremost gateway for legal immigration to the country.
Ellis Island in New York, through which millions of immigrants got into the U.S., was opened as a federal immigration station. 40 percent of immigrants in the U.S. are more likely to have ancestors who got into the U.S. through this immigration station. This immigration station operated as a central immigration center between 1892 and 1954. Ellis Island is now a museum where immigrant arrival records are made available. Visitors can tour the island and also trace their ancestors with those records.
Financial Services, health care, manufacturing, food service, professional, scientific and technical services are some of New York’s major industries. New York has around 200 universities and colleges, out of which Columbia University, Cornell University, New York University, and Rockefeller University are more famous and have been ranked among the top 35 in the world.
Following are New York’s tourist attractions:
- Times Square
- Central Park
- Niagara Falls
- Grand Central Terminal
- Statue of Liberty, a symbol of the U.S.
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