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
Capital of New York State: Albany
Date of Statehood: July 26, 1788
New York State 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.
New York State Nickname: The Empire State
New York State Motto: Excelsior (Ever upward.)
New York State Flower:
Rose (Rosa)(Legislation of 1955)
New York State Tree: Sugar Maple (Legislation of 1956)
New York State Bird:
Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis)(Legislation of 1970)
New York State Fish: Brook Trout (Legislation of 1975)
New York State Insect: Ladybug (Legislation of 1989)
New York State Gemstone: Garnet (Legislation of 1969)
Official State Seal:
Official State Flag:
New York State License Plate:
Photo under license from collector Jim Moini ©2011.
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