Ten fun facts about New York


Fact 1
The first chess tournament held in the United States took place in 1843 in New York.

Fact 2
There is a total of 722 miles of track that make up the subway system in this state.

Fact 3
The longest toll road in the United States is the Governor Thomas E. Dewey Thruway located in New York. It is 641 miles in length.


Fact 4
The largest farming activity in this state is dairying. It is also home to the oldest cattle ranch in the US.

Fact 5
The world’s smallest church is located in Oneida, New York.

Fact 6
Apples were introduced in the 1600’s to New York when European settlers migrated to the state and brought seeds with them.

Fact 7
Joseph C. Gayetty who was born in New York went on to invent one of the most used products in the world, toilet paper.

Fact 8
L. Frank Baum’s home that is located in Chittenago, New York features sidewalks that are made of gold and also has a regular parade featuring Munchkins.

Fact 9
The first 3D film to ever be presented to the public took place on June 10, 1915 at the Astor Theater in Manhattan.

Fact 10
Hartsdale, New York is home to the world’s largest pet cemetery, featuring over 12,000 burial plots.


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Short about New York
Is a state located in the northeastern part of the United States.

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Fast facts
Number of households
7,230,896
Population
19,576,125
Per capita income
$32,104
Life expectancy in number of years
81.5
Statehood
July 26, 1788
Capital
Albany
Largest city
New York City
Number of billionaires
88
State dance
Lindy Hop
State beverage
Milk
State color
Blue and Gold
State bird
Eastern bluebird
State mammal
Beaver
State fish
Brook trout
State tree
Sugar Maple
State flower
Rose