Information about New York, NY
New York, also called New York State to differentiate it from the city of New York, is one of fifty states that, together with Washington D.C., form the United States of America. Its capital is Albany and its most populous city, the city of New York.
New York City is known worldwide for being the largest city in the United States and the one with the largest number of inhabitants. Located on the northeast coast of the USA. It is located in the center of the great metropolitan area called Tristate (Tristate), because of the contact that exists between the States of New Jersey, Connecticut and New York.
With more than 8,200,000 inhabitants in the city and 21,800,000 in the metropolitan area, New York is the state with the largest population in the United States, with more than 5,000 inhabitants per square kilometer.
The first explorer to reach the island of Manhattan in 1524 was the navigator Giovanni da Verrazzano at the service of the French crown. The area, which he named New Angoulême, was inhabited by the Algonquian and Iroquois Indians.
The second to explore the bay was the British Hudson in 1609, serving the Netherlands, which gave its name to the river.
The Dutch were the first Europeans to settle in the area and in 1614 they built Fort Nassau.
In 1626, Peter Minuit, governor of the Dutch company of the West Indies, bought the island from Manhattan to the Indians, for 24 dollars, and created a colony which he named New Amsterdam. The colony specialized in the fur trade with the Indians.