New York State
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New York State Symbols, Facts & Info

The United States of America accepted New York as the 11th state to enter the union. Below, you will find the official state symbols and interesting facts about New York.

State Name:
New York

Abbreviation:
NY

Capital:
Albany

Date of Statehood:
July 26, 1788

Population:
19,254,630 (US Census 2005 estimate)

Primary Agriculture:
New York farms raise cattle and calves, produce corn and poultry, and raise vegetables and fruits. The state is a leading wine producer.

Primary Industry:
The principal industries of New-York are apparel, printing and publishing, leather products, instruments, and electronic equipment. The convention and tourist business is one of the state's most important sources of income. John F. Kennedy International Airport is one of the busiest airports in the world.

Nickname:
The Empire State

Motto:
Excelsior (Ever upward.)

Flower:
Rose (Legislation of 1955)
Picture of the Rose, the official state flower of New York.

Tree:
Sugar Maple (Legislation of 1956)

Bird:
Eastern Bluebird (Legislation of 1970)
Picture of the Eastern+Bluebird, the official state bird of New York.
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Fish:
Brook Trout (Legislation of 1975)

Insect:
Ladybug (Legislation of 1989)

Gemstone:
Garnet (Legislation of 1969)

Official State Seal:
Official State Seal of New York.
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Official State Flag:
Official State Flag of New York.
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State Commemorative Quarter:
From the 1999-2008 United States Mint 50 State Quarters® Program
Commemorative state quarter of New York.
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State Postage Stamp:
From the 2002 United States Postal Service Greetings from America series.
34 cent Greetings from America commemorative stamp of New York state.
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