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Albany (C)

New York is a state in the northeastern United States. It is called New York State when there is need to distinguish it from New York City. Because a significant majority of the population is concentrated in the southern portion around New York City, the state is often regionalized into Upstate and Downstate. New York is the home of Ellis Island, where many immigrants in the early 20th century arrived in the United States.
Albany is the capital of the State of New York and the county seat of Albany County. As of the 2000 census, Albany had a population of 95,658. The city of Albany lies 233 kilometers north of and slightly east of New York City, and slightly to the south of the juncture of the Mohawk and Hudson Rivers. The total population is 825,875, making it the fourth largest urban area in New York State.
Albany is the fourth oldest continually inhabited city and the second oldest chartered city in the United States the original native settlement in the area was called Penpotawotnot. Its colonial history began when Englishman Henry Hudson, exploring for the Dutch East India Company on the Halve Maen reached the area in 1609.
Albany is definitely one of the popular tourist attractions in New York worth paying a visit while touring the country. This place leaves a pleasing and unforgettable memory and justifies the proud cultural tradition of New York.

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