List of cities in New York
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Extremes in size and population
The most populous and largest city by area in the state is by far New York, home to over 8.2 million people and comprising just over 300 square miles (800 km2) of land (468.87 square miles (1,210 km2) including water). The least populous city is Sherrill, with just 3,147 inhabitants in 2000. The smallest city by area is Mechanicville, which covers 0.91 square miles (2.4 km2) (of which 0.08 square miles (0.2 km2) is water).
- List of city nicknames in New York
- Administrative divisions of New York
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- List of towns in New York
- List of villages in New York
- List of census-designated places in New York
- ^ Geneva is located within both the counties of Ontario and Seneca, although the section in Seneca County has no population and is all water.
- ^ 1653 is the officially recognized date. Peter Stuyvesant convinced the States General of the Netherlands to charter the city of Nieuw Amsterdam in 1653. The English envoy, Richard Nicolls, renamed the city "New York" two days after capturing it in 1664. Provincial governor Thomas Dongan rechartered the city under the auspices of the Duke of York in 1683, though the charter was not published until 1686. Finally, New York was reincorporated to include all five of its present boroughs in 1898.
- "New York -- Place and County Subdivision". US Census Bureau. Retrieved 2010-06-08.
- Overview of Geneva city near county borders (Map). USGS (ACME mapper). Retrieved 2009-06-25.
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- Roosevelt, Theodore (1891), New York: A Sketch of the City’s Social, Political, and Commercial Progress from the First Dutch Settlement to Recent Times, New York, New York: Longmans, Green, p. 30, OCLC 2306039, retrieved 2009-05-24,
It was under Stuyvesant, in 1653, that the town was formally incorporated as a city
- Roosevelt, Theodore (1891), New York: A Sketch of the City’s Social, Political, and Commercial Progress from the First Dutch Settlement to Recent Times, New York, New York: Longmans, Green, p. 46, OCLC 2306039, retrieved 2009-05-24,
The expedition against New Amsterdam had been organized with the Duke of York, afterward King James II., as its special patron, and the city was rechristened in his honor.
- Roosevelt, Theodore (1891), New York: A Sketch of the City’s Social, Political, and Commercial Progress from the First Dutch Settlement to Recent Times, New York, New York: Longmans, Green, p. 56, OCLC 2306039, retrieved 2009-05-24,
Under the influence of Dongan, he did indeed grant to the city itself a charter of special rights and privileges
- Dongan, Thomas (1694), The charter of the city of New-York, New York, New York: William Bradford, OCLC 55899385, retrieved 2009-05-24