New York - the state at the northeast part of our country, on the Atlantic coast, near the border of Canada, the largest group in the Mid-Atlantic states. Square State is 141 thousand km ², of which more than 18 thousand km ² busy inland waters. The composition of the state includes a large island of Long Island. Administrative center is Albany. Within the state is the largest city, the financial center of the country - New York City. The population of the state is 19.0 million, including the city of about 85%, 60% lived in New York City. The largest city and major industrial centers are: New York, Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse. Other large cities are: Niagara Falls, Utica, Schenectady, and Binghamton. Ethnic groups: African Americans - 15.8%, Italians - 14,4%, Hispanic - 14.2% Chinese - 13.8%, Irish - 12,9%, German - 11,1%, Russian - 2,4 %, Ukrainians - 0,8%. Bordered at the east by Vermont, Massachusetts and Connecticut, at the south-east washed by Atlantic Ocean at the south bordered by Pennsylvania and New Jersey, at the west has access to the lakes Erie and Ontario and is bordered by Ontario, in the north with the province of Quebec.