New York was first inhabited at the beginning of the 17th century by the Lenape Native American, Algonquin, and Iroquois tribes during the movement of the Dutch and French nationals into the state.
The site which is now the capital of the state and is called Albany was initially claimed by the Dutch as a colony in the year 1624. The area has Dutch forts all around it and was later captivated by the British colonials in the year 1664. The state has been the site of many historic wars and battles. The Revolutionary war also took place on the grounds of the state of New York and the region finally gained independence in the year 1776 on the 9th of July. The state was the 11th state to abide by the constitution of the United States of America and was included in the union on the 26th of July in the year 1788. The total area occupied by the state of New York is approximately 54,556 sq miles and it ranks on number 27 amongst the states of the United States of America in terms of area.
The state is the most visited amongst all other states of USA by foreigners and is followed by the state of Florida and the state of California respectively. It is the 3rd most populous state in the United States of America with a total population of 18,976,457 and a population density of 401.92/sq miles. The people residing in the state are referred to as New Yorkers and the Capital city of the state of New York is called Albany. New York metropolitan area is included within the state of New York and is the busiest downtown area in the entire of United States of America. New York’s gross state product annually as estimated in the year 2006 was $1.02 trillion making it the third largest economy in terms of the states of United States of America.