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What states border New York?

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The states that border New York state are Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Vermont, Massachusetts and Connecticut. Two lakes, Canada and the Atlantic Ocean also border New York.

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New York is located in the north east of the United States and includes the major city New York, as well as other cities such as Albany, Buffalo and Rochester. It has an international border with Canada to the north and west. To the north it is also bordered with Lake Erie and Lake Ontario, both of which are considered part of the state. Most of the state borders of New York are to the south and east, although Pennsylvania is also regarded as being a western border.

Pennsylvania's main border with New York is to the south of New York. To the south, New York is also bordered by the state of New Jersey and by the Atlantic Ocean.

The rest of the states that border New York are to the east. These are Vermont, Massachusetts and Connecticut. New York is also deemed to have a maritime border at Long Island with the state of Rhode Island.

New York packs all of these borders into an area that is 330 miles long and 283 miles wide. It has a total land area of over 54,000 miles.

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