New York is one of the 50 states located in the United States of America. It is situated in the Mid-Atlantic region of the eastern seaboard and is part of the geographical grouping of states called the Northeast.
New York is often referred to as New York State to differentiate it from New York City. The City of New York is the most populous and densely populated city in the United States. It is considered a hub of international culture and relations within the U.S. The capital of New York is Albany. New York ratified the U.S. Constitution in 1788, making it the eleventh state to do so.