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Statistics & Facts

The population of New York is approximately 7,322,564 (1990), 8175133 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 2,992,169 (1990), 3109784 (2010).

The amount of land area in New York is 800.17 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in New York is 301 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 350.775 sq kilometers.
The distance from New York to Washington DC is 207 miles. The distance to the New York state capital is 137 miles. (as the crow flies)
New York is positioned 40.66 degrees north of the equator and 73.94 degrees west of the prime meridian.

New York miscellany.

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Location

New York location: in southeastern New York on the Atlantic Coast.

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Climate & Weather

The weather in New York is seasonal. A Weather page for New York City. The average yearly snowfall for New York is 29.3".
New York average annual rainfall is 47.25 inches per year
New York average temperature is 31.8 (January) 76.7 (July) degrees F.
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History & History Related Items

New York history:

The Algonquin Indians were the original inhabitants of Manhattan Island. It wasn't until April of 1524, that the white man even saw the island. Giovanni da Verrazano came, but was not able to land due to weather. Esteban Gomez for Spain, also tried to explore the area, but again, bad weather prevented his trek. FInally, in September of 1609, Henry Hudson, with the Dutch East India Company, was able to anchor and land on Manhattan. He made a short stay of just a month and then left. By 1610, the Dutch had begun to trade with the Indians here building up a thriving business. A charter was granted in 1621 to organize the Dutch West India Company. By 1623, many Dutch emigrants had arrived in Manhattan. The first leader of the Colony was Peter Minuit, then Wouter Van Twiller. Next, Willem Kieff was named as the director of the colony. Finally, Peter Stuyvesant arrived frmo Holland to be the new director. His strict leadership was needed due to the problems left from previous directors. There was much trouble during this time and in 1652, a war was narrowly avoided between England and Holland. For more detailed history, see this history page for New York City.

History information for New York City

Much historical information for New York City.

A NYC history page from Columbia University.

A timeline of the history of corrections in New York.

This page gives the names of all the mayors elected during the last 100 years. It also has a picture and a short sketch of each mayor.
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Attractions

New York attractions:

Why is New York City called "The Big Apple?"
Look at this page to find out..
The Big Apple?

Things to do around NYC

This is a page for interesting and unique facts about New York City.

Take a virtual tour of Central Park!

American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, New YOrk 10024
Phone: 212-769-5100

Learn more about the Statue of Liberty

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