New York State County Map

The Map of New York is a high quality image of elaborate the know-how of the state’s wondrous topography like the distinguished mountain ranges, Allegheny Plateau, and the Great Appalachian Valley dominating eastern New York.

Differentiation of each physical element with elevation and variations of color gives this map a unique imagery. All Terrain features like prominent peaks, lakes, plains, forest, parks and plateaus are captioned with clarity.

Other aspects of the map include highway system, airports and military installation.

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Designed by the best cartographers of National Geographic, this Map of New York presents a dramatic visualization of the State’s topography. The diverseness of landforms covering the majestic Appalachian Mountains, Adirondack Mountains, Hudson River Valley, lakes, forest and meadows is represented with shaded relief and wrinkled folds.

The state capital Albany and other primary and secondary towns are labeled in their true location. International demarcations and political boundaries with other states are depicted with high contrast color and can be pictured at a glance. National and state highways are indicated with thread markings along with airport locations.

Other features of the map include National parks, State parks, recreational areas and military installations along with a legend that explains symbolic data of the main frame.

Political demarcations with bordering states, international boundaries, state capital Albany and other major towns like New York City are notably labeled.

  • Location of New York on map

    New York is located in the northeastern part of the United States. New Jersey and Pennsylvania borders the state to the south. Connecticut, Massachusetts and Vermont can be placed on the east. The State shares a maritime border with Rhode Island east of Long Island. The Atlantic Coast bounds the southern part of the state and includes Long island and several other smaller islands. New York also shares an international border with Canadian provinces of Quebec in the north and Ontario in the northwest.

  • Region Location on New York map

    According to the USCB the State of New York falls under the Northeastern Region of the United States in Mid Atlantic Division 2. The other States under this division are New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

  • Time Zone of New York

    New York falls under the Eastern Time Zone and observes the Eastern Standard Time (EST) which is 5 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time.

  • Counties in New York

    The State of New York is divided into 62 counties. Kings County is the most populous county of the state and St Lawrence County is the largest county by area.

  • ZIP Code of New York

    The Range of Zip codes in New York State is from 00501-14925.

Major cities of New York

New York is the fourth most populous state of the USA. It derives its name from the 17th century Duke of York who later came to be King James II of England. There are 62 cities in New York and 13 Metropolitan Areas. Albany, the capital city, can be placed at the west bank of Hudson River. New York city is the largest city of the state and the most populous city of the nation. It is rated as a global city.

Buffalo, Rochester, Yonkers and Syracuse are marked in readable fonts along with other primary and secondary cities of the state. Military areas, state and interstate highways, major roads, recreational areas, points of interest and airports are clearly also marked for quick reference.

Physical Features

The map depicts the dramatic physical features of the Empire State with preciseness and accuracy. The state projects a contrasting landscape with mountain ranges, fertile plains, coastal areas and forest areas. New York has been divided into 13 physiographic regions.

  • Adirondack Mountains

    This region is located in the northern part of the state and includes rugged mountain ranges. Lake Champion can be placed on the east while Lake Ontario can be placed on the west.

  • Catskill Mountains

    This region is located in southeastern New York. It is a part of the Appalachian Ranges. Catskill Park and forest preserve is located within this region.

  • Allegheny Plateau – Glaciated

    This region covers almost one third of the state. It is located in western and southern New York. On the east, the plateau is separated from the Hudson-Mohawk lowlands by the Heidelberg escarpment. Severe dissection by both water and ice erosion has given this region a rugged topography.

  • Allegheny Plateau – Unglaciated

    Between the arc of the Allegheny River and the southern border of the State lies the smaller section of the plateau. The terrain of this region contains rugged steep side valleys and high upland areas.

  • Tug Hill Plateau

    It is an upland region in upstate New York, famous for heavy winter snow fall. It is an outlier of the Appalachians, entirely separated from other provinces. The region lies east of Lake Ontario and north of Oneida Lake. Although the region has traditionally been known as the Tug Hill Plateau because of its flat top, it is not a plateau. It is a cuesta which is a ridge with a gentle slope on one side.

  • Hudson Highlands

    This province extends across the Hudson River in the northeast-southwest direction. It covers southern Orange and northern Rockland Counties and the area from southern Dutchess County, parts of Putnam County and Westchester County. It is a rugged, mountainous upland.

  • Manhattan Prong

    It includes a portion of Staten Island, all of Manhattan Island, a small portion of western Long Island and most of Westchester County.Piedmont in New York State is now almost reduced to a plain and lie between the coastal plain and the Highlands

  • Taconic Mountains

    This region can be placed in the southwestern part of the state. The prominent feature of this region is the Rensselaer Plateau. The region also encompasses a number of lakes, streams, rolling plateaus and lowland of the Hudson River.

  • Hudson-Mohawk Lowlands

    This region extends from the entire length from north –to south of eastern New York. It is a lowland bounded by uplands and contains three ridges namely Schunemunk, Shawangunk and Marlboro Mountains. Valleys of the Wallkill River and Roundout Creek form most of the lowlands in the east of the Hudson whereas the rest comprises the Fishkill and Wappingers Creek valleys. The central portion consists of Hudson River Valley.

  • Mohawk Lowlands

    The Mohawk Lowland includes the river valleys of the Mohawk and Black Rivers. The Mohawk and Black River valleys are separated by a divide of unconsolidated glacial moraine.

  • St. Lawrence - Champlain Lowlands

    The St. Lawrence Lowland is a plain that borders the Adirondack Mountains and extends beyond the Canadian border in the north. The lowlands can be found on the shores of Lake Ontario and run northeast along the St. Lawrence River and the Canadian border. Lake Champlain can also be placed in this region.

  • Erie and Ontario Lowlands

    These are the plains which border the Great Lakes. The Ontario lowlands are an area generally with subdued topography, except for the Niagara escarpment. The Erie portion slopes rather uniformly from the Portage escarpment to the shores of Lake Erie.

  • Atlantic Coastal Plain

    This area lies in the southeast part of New York. The Mid-Atlantic Coastal Plain extends from the Atlantic Ocean, south of Long Island, to the Fall Line, where the hilly Piedmont begins.

National Parks

There are 22 National Parks in New York, 4 National Heritage Areas, 27 National Natural Landmarks, 262 National Historic Landmarks and 5,379 National Historic Places. All the national and state parks are indicated clearly on the frame.

Key Table

The key table elaborates symbolic data like national parks, State parks , military areas, highways, important roads, airports and other details of the title frame.

Map Use

The map New York is ideal for study of geography and landscape. With an engaging color scheme this large map makes an elegant poster display in home study, living spaces, schools and libraries.

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SKU ngmaps-RE01020402-1
Map Scale 1:750,000
Flat Size 40.25 x 30 inches
Publication Date 2009
Publisher Name National Geographic
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