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New York is a state in the northeastern United States. Its capital is Albany, and its largest city is New York; its population is about 19,849,000, and its area is 54,555 mi².

The New York flag is a blue field with a state coat of arms in the center. The shield conveys the name and idea of New York to the new world. On the right, Justice is ready to fight the persecution, keeping her sword high. On the left, Freedom holds her foot in the overthrown British Crown. The eagle on top and the stripe below shout "Excelsior," which means "still higher". The height-to-width ratio in the flag is 1:2, and the flag was adopted on April 2, 1901.

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