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Old 10-31-2018, 08:10 AM
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NEW YORK
Capital: Albany
Largest city: New York City
Largest metro: Greater New York

New York is a state in the Northeastern United States. New York was one of the original Thirteen Colonies that formed the United States. With an estimated 19.85 million residents in 2017, it is the fourth most populous state. To distinguish the state from the city with the same name, it is sometimes called New York State. New York is the 27th largest U.S. states in land area.

The state's most populous city, New York City, makes up over 40% of the state's population. Two-thirds of the state's population lives in the New York metropolitan area, and nearly 40% lives on Long Island. With an estimated population of 8.55 million in 2015, New York City is the most populous city in the United States and the premier gateway for legal immigration to the United States. The New York metropolitan area is one of the most populous in the world. New York City is a global city, home to the United Nations Headquarters and has been described as the cultural, financial and media capital of the world, as well as the world's most economically powerful city. The next four most populous cities in the state are Buffalo, Rochester, Yonkers, and Syracuse, while the state capital is Albany.

Area Ranked 27th
Total: 54,555[3] sq mi (141,300 km2)
Width: 285 miles (455 km)
Length: 330 miles (530 km)
% water: 13.5
Latitude: 40° 30′ N to 45° 1′ N
Longitude: 71° 51′ W to 79° 46′ W

Population: 18,976,457

Elevation
Highest point Mount Marcy, 5,344 ft (1,629 m)
Mean: 1,000 ft (300 m)
Lowest point: Atlantic Ocean Sea level

Time zone Eastern: UTC -5/-4

Anchored by Wall Street in the Financial District of Lower Manhattan, New York City has been called both the most economically powerful city and the leading financial center of the world. Lower Manhattan is the third-largest central business district in the United States and is home to the New York Stock Exchange, on Wall Street, and the NASDAQ, at 165 Broadway, representing the world's largest and second largest stock exchanges, respectively, as measured both by overall average daily trading volume and by total market capitalization of their listed companies in 2013.

Silicon Alley, centered in New York City, has evolved into a metonym for the sphere encompassing the New York City metropolitan region's high technology and entrepreneurship ecosystem. High tech industries including digital media, biotechnology, software development, game design, and other fields in information technology are growing, bolstered by New York City's position at the terminus of several transatlantic fiber optic trunk lines, its intellectual capital, as well as its growing outdoor wireless connectivity.

Albany, Saratoga County, Rensselaer County, and the Hudson Valley, collectively recognized as eastern New York's Tech Valley, have experienced significant growth in the computer hardware side of the high-technology industry, with great strides in the nanotechnology sector, digital electronics design, and water- and electricity-dependent integrated microchip circuit manufacturing, involving companies including IBM and its Thomas J. Watson Research Center, and the three foreign-owned firms, GlobalFoundries, Samsung, and Taiwan Semiconductor, among others. The area's high technology ecosystem is supported by technologically focused academic institutions including Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the SUNY Polytechnic Institute.

A list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded from this region, include: Abrasives; Aggregates; Clay; Cobalt; Copper; Feldspar; Fluorite; Gold; Granite; Gypsum & Anhydrite; Iron, Lead; Marble; Mica; Salt; Talc; Trap Rock and Uranium.

New York has four nuclear power stations: Ginna (610MW); Indian Point (2,045MW); James A. FitzPatrick (838MW) and Nine Mile Point (Unit 1 [624MW], Unit 2 [1,300MW]).

There are numerous coal (8 total output of 2,836MW) and gas-fired power plants (17 total output of 12,766MW). There are eight Petroleum power plants (total output of 8,260MW), as well as ten Wind Farms (total output of 1,010MW) and a single Biomass power station (output of 50MW).

New York will most likely be of importance to the Free State, mainly due to its mineral resources, powerplants and extensive collection of colleges. As far as the state’s high-tech capability, this is concentrated in New York City and Albany, with nuclear weapons targeted on both cities…
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