December 6, 2021
New York or New York is a state of the United States of America located in the region (region) between the Mid-Atlantic, and the Northeast of the United States. New York was one of the thirteen colonies that made up the United States of America. With an estimated 19.85 million inhabitants in 2017, New York is the 4th most populous state in the United States. To distinguish New York State from New York City, it is sometimes necessary to pronounce New York in full "New York State". With 62 counties, New York is the third most populous state in the United States. New York borders the states of Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, and shares a water border with Rhode Island as well as international borders with the Canadian provinces of Quebec and Ontario. New York has five major cities, namely: New York City (the largest city in the United States), Buffalo, Rochester, Yonkers, and Syracuse. New York City is known for its history as a gateway for immigrants to enter the United States, and for its status as a financial, cultural, transportation, and manufacturing center. New York in the early 17th century was inhabited by Native Americans, namely the Algonquian, Iroquois, and Lenape Indians who at the same time the Dutch and French began to enter this region. The first recognition was made by Henry Hudson in 1609, this area belonged to the advancing Dutch occupying Fort Orange, near what is now the capital city of New York, Albany, New York in 1614 and in 1624 colonized by the Dutch, both in Albany , and Manhattan; it later fell to England when it was captured in 1664. About a third of the fighting in the Revolutionary War was fought in New York. New York became an independent state on July 9, 1776 and enacted the New York Act in 1777. The state of New York was ratified in the United States Act in 1788, and became the 11th state.