New York (state)
New York is a state in the northeastern United States and has an estimated population of 18,976,457 people (as of the year 2000.) Albany is the state's capital, although New York City is the largest city in the state. Also, New York was one of the original Thirteen Colonies. The current governor of New York is Eliot Spitzer, a Democrat.
New York used to be the most populous state but has been superceded by California and Texas.