What Does Empire State Mean?


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Empire state is the nick name for New York in United States. It is a state in northeast side of US. It is different from the New York City. It was one of the original thirteen colonies of America and was incorporated in 1788. The building of the Erie Canal and railroad lines during the 1820's and 30's along with several such incidents paved way for development and economic prosperity.

New York City which is the biggest city in New York State became the financial capital of America. Albany is the capital of New York City. It is situated in the Middle Atlantic state. Apart from a great financial centre it is also known for its cultural flavour. It got its nick name because of its wealth and size. It is run by a governor and he is elected for a term of four years and can be re-elected. Republican George Pataki is the current governor. He has held this office in 1992 and 1998 respectively before being re-elected in 2002.

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