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Drewry, Henry N. & Thomas H. O'Connor. America Is. New York: Glencoe, 1995. 128,897 km2
49,576 square miles

1.289 × 1011 m2

1.284 × 1011 m2

"New York." World Book Encyclopedia. Chicago: World Book, 1999. 127,200 km2
49,112 square miles
1.272 × 1011 m2
Thompson, Kathleen. New York. Austin, TX: Turner, 1996. 127,200 km2
49,112 square miles
1.272 × 1011 m2
Writers' Program. New York A Guide to the Empire State.New York: Oxford University Press, 1949. "About 550 miles of the State boundary is on land. The 47,654 square miles of land and water within these boundaries." 1.234 × 1011 m2
New York Fast Facts and Trivia. Weber Publications. "54,475 square miles" 1.412 × 1011 m2

New York is a state in the Middle Atlantic region of the United States. Albany is the capital of New York. New York, commonly known as New York City, is the largest city. It is also called the Empire State. It is bordered by Canada, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, Lake Ontario, Lake Erie, and the Atlantic Ocean.

The state was named in the 1660s for the Duke of York, later James II of England. New York entered the Union on July 26, 1788, as the 11th of the original 13 states. New York City was the first capital of the United States. New York City is made up of five boroughs, which include Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, Queens, and the Bronx.

The Statue of Liberty, in the New York Harbor, was the first vision of America seen by millions of immigrants arriving at New York City. Manhattan is the headquarters of the United Nations, whose purpose is to work towards a future more peaceful than the past. There is also the Empire State building, the World Trade Center, and Wall Street, where businesses prosper. Every year during the holidays, thousands of people all over the world go to the Rockefeller Plaza, to see the amazing Christmas tree. New York City is also famous for its Broadway shows. There are many state parks outside of New York City, in the Adirondack and Catskill Mountains. The attraction there is the suburbanized area, the serenity and its beauty. Among the states, it ranks 27th in size. The largest state is Alaska. Compared to New York, it is about 12 times bigger. The area of New York is 1.272 × 1011 m2. After researching for the exact area of greater New York, I have come to a conclusion that there is no definite area, or that my sources are incorrect.

Samantha Dong -- 2000

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