A state in the United States of Americans.

People often use "New York" to refer to New York City, a city in the south of the state of New York, on New York Bay at the mouth of the Hudson River. Founded by the Dutch as New Amsterdam, it was renamed by the English in honor of the Duke of York. It is the largest city in the country and a financial, cultural, trade, shipping, and communications center. Originally consisting only of Manhattan Island, it was rechartered in 1898 to include the five present-day boroughs of Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island.


  • In the song "Istanbul", the band "They might be giants" ponder the wisdom of the name-change.
  • Population: 8,080,000.

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