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Albany, New York (NY)

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Where is the Capital of New York?
The Map of New York (NY) shows the location of the state capital in the "Empire State". New York has 62 counties, and the capital of the State is Albany. On a map, the capital city is always indicated by a star. Interesting fun facts about Albany including its history, location, county, current population, size of the city and the nickname of Albany, New York.


The Map of New York and map provides an outline of the state, which covers 54,475 square miles. The size of the state's capital city, Albany, is 21.8 square miles. Test your recognition skills of the map of the state, and knowledge of its capital, with our State Maps Quiz Game.

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Where is Albany located?
The location of Albany is on the west bank of the Hudson River, in the east of the state, about 215 km (145 mi) north of New York City and about 38 km south of Lake Saratoga. The city is located in Albany county, New York.

Capital of New York - Albany
Each of the 50 states have their own capital city. The city of Albany is the capital of the state. The capital does not have to be the largest city in the state, but is usually centrally located either geographically or by population.

The capital is the prominent city, in a political sense, as being the seat of the general government of the state where the state legislature, senate, governor, mayor and other state offices are located.

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Where is New York? (NY)

The State of New York is located in the north east United States.



History & Facts on Albany, the Capital of New York
The History and Fast, fun facts about Albany, the capital city of New York:

History & Facts about Albany, New York - Fast Fact Sheet
Fact 1: State Capital is Albany, although the biggest City is New York City

Fact 2: The New York state covers 54,475 square miles and the size of the capital is 21.8 square miles

Fact 3: The population of the capital city - 97,904. Nickname "Cradle of the Union"
Fact 4: It is the county seat of Albany county

Fact 5 on History: The first permanent settlement was built in 1624 by the Dutch colonists who named the town Beverwyck

Fact 6 on History: In 1664 the British took the area and renamed the town in honor of the Duke of York and Albany.

Fact 7 on History: The city was officially chartered in 1686 with the Dongan Charter, the oldest effective city charter in the USA

Fact 8 on History: In 1754 the Albany Congress adopted Benjamin Franklin's “Plan of Union.” advocating a union of the British colonies in North America

Fact 9 on History: In 1776, Philip Livingston, a native of Albany signed the Declaration of Independence

History & Facts about Albany, New York - Fast Fact Sheet

Facts about the Population of Albany, New York
The number of people, or the population of the capital city of Albany, New York obviously changes constantly but the government statistics for the 2012 population of Albany was 97,904, which provides a good indication of the number of inhabitants of the city.

Albany, New York - Homework Help for Kids
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Capital of New York - Albany

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