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Entered the Union: July 26, 1788 (11th State)

New York Capital City: Albany

Lagest Cities in New York: New York, Buffalo, Rochester, Yonkers, Syracuse, Albany, New Rochelle, Mount Vernon, Schenectady, Utica

Bordering States: Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Vermont

New York 2013 Population (Estimate): 19,651,127

New York 2010 Population (Estimate): 19,378,105

Origin of State Name: In honor of the Duke of York

State Motto: Excelsior (Ever upward)

New York Nickname: Empire State

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