With an area of 54,555 square miles, the state of New York is ranked 27th in the nation. With a population of 19,746,227, as it was estimated in 2014, it is the 4th most populous state. The state’s capital city is Albany. New York is in the 7th position of most densely populated cities in the US. Some of the most well-known landmarks of the state are the “Empire State Building”, “Central Park” and “Times Square”. The state is also known by its nickname “The Big Apple”.
Some the of the most notable private institutes in the world are located in New York, including the New York Institute of Technology, New York University and Fordham University. Also, the University of the state of New York oversees all public primary, middle – level, and secondary education in the state.
State’s gross state product was estimated in 2010 to be $1.16 trillion, ranking 3rd in the nation. There is an interesting fact about the state that if New York was an independent nation, it would be the 15th largest economy in the world.
Manhattan is home to the world’s two largest stock exchanges by total market capitalization, the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ. Also, Manhattan contained approximately 520 million square feet of office space in 2013 making it the largest office market in the US. A wide variety of goods is exported from New York such as foodstuffs, commodities, minerals, computers, electronics, cut diamonds and automobile parts. Very important industries in the state are the creative industries such as new media, advertising, fashion, design and architecture account for a growing share of employment. The state of New York is ranked among the top five states for agricultural products such as dairy products, apples, cherries, cabbage, potatoes, onions and maple syrup.