New York State
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.
Date of Statehood:
July 26, 1788
19,254,630 (US Census 2005 estimate)
New York farms raise cattle and calves, produce corn and poultry, and raise vegetables and fruits. The state is a leading wine producer.
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.
The Empire State
Excelsior (Ever upward.)
Rose (Legislation of 1955)
Sugar Maple (Legislation of 1956)
Eastern Bluebird (Legislation of 1970)
Brook Trout (Legislation of 1975)
Ladybug (Legislation of 1989)
Garnet (Legislation of 1969)
Official State Seal:
Official State Flag:
State Commemorative Quarter:
From the 1999-2008 United States Mint 50 State Quarters® Program
State Postage Stamp:
From the 2002 United States Postal Service
Greetings from America series.
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