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New York is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States and is the nation's third most populous. The state is bordered by New Jersey and Pennsylvania to the south, and Connecticut, Massachusetts and Vermont to the east. The state has a maritime border with Rhode Island east of Long Island, as well as an international border with the Canadian provinces of Quebec and Ontario to the northwest. New York is often referred to as New York State to distinguish it from New York City.
There are 62 counties in the state of New York. The original twelve counties were created immediately after the British takeover of the Dutch colony of New Amsterdam, although two of these counties have since been abolished. The most recent county formation in New York was in 1914, when Bronx County was created from the portions of New York City that had been annexed from Westchester County in the late 19th century and added to New York County. New York's counties are named for a variety of Native American words, British provinces, counties, cities, and royalty, early American statesmen and military personnel, and New York State politicians
Five of New York's counties are coterminous with the five boroughs of New York City and do not have functioning county governments, except for a few borough officials. New York City is considered the county seat of these five counties: New York County (Manhattan), Kings County (Brooklyn), Bronx County (The Bronx), Richmond County (Staten Island), and Queens County (Queens).
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||1,385,108||57.43||New York City
(coextensive with The Bronx)
|Cattaraugus County||83,955||1,310||Little Valley||1808|
|Hamilton County||5,379||1,721||Lake Pleasant||1816|
||2,504,700||96.9||New York City
(coextensive with Brooklyn)
|New York City||8,008,278||309||New York City
(coextensive with Manhattan)
|Queens County||2,230,722||178.28||New York City
|Richmond County||2,230,722||178.28||New York City
(coextensive with Staten Island)
|Rockland County||286,753||174||New City||1798|
|Saratoga County||200,635||812||Ballston Spa||1791|
|Schuyler County||19,224||329||Watkins Glen||1854|
|St. Lawrence County||111,931||2,686||Canton||1802|
|Washington County||61,042||836||Fort Edward||1772|
|Westchester County||923,459||433||White Plains||1683|
|Yates County||24,621||338||Penn Yan||1823|