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|Satellite view showing Albany, capital city of the State of New York in the United States. Albany is located in the Hudson Valley, surrounded by mountain ranges. The city lies at the west bank of the Hudson River in the eastern part of New York state, about 150 mi (240 km) north of New York City and about 32.5 mi (52 km) south of Lake Saratoga.
History (short version)
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In the colonial era it was a fur-trading center and the site of meetings between Indians and Europeans. Henry Hudson, sailing up the Hudson River in 1609, reached a point near modern Albany.
In 1614 the Dutch explorer Hendrick Christiaensen built Fort Nassau on Castle Island in the Hudson, a little south of Albany’s site. When the fort was destroyed by a flood in 1617 it was replaced by building Fort Orange on the present location. Seven years later a group of civilian settlers arrived. When the English took control of the colony of New Netherland in 1664, they renamed the settlement Albany. The Albany Congress of 1754, which met here, was the first attempt of the American colonists to organize a union of the colonies. Representatives from seven colonies negotiated with the Iroquois Indians and voted favorably on Benjamin Franklin’s Plan of Union, which was later rejected by colonial legislatures. The New York state capital was moved to Albany in 1797. With the building of the Erie Canal, completed in 1825, the city grew economically. It is today a deepwater port and a busy commercial center.
Albany is a relative small city for a US state capital, it has a population of 98,500 inhabitants (in 2015), but its the economic and cultural heart of the Capital District of New York State. The city is home to University at Albany also known as SUNY Albany, a renowned research institution with campuses in Albany, Guilderland, and Rensselaer.
City highlights are:
Places: Empire State Plaza (Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza is a complex of several state government buildings, including among others The Egg, the Cultural Education Center with the New York State Museum, and the Legislative Office Building).
Museums: Albany Institute of History and Art (history, art, and culture of Albany and the Upper Hudson Valley region), New York State Museum (on display are art, artifacts (prehistoric and historic), and biofacts that reflect New York’s cultural, natural, and geological development), USS Slater (Cannon class museum ship on the Hudson River).
Performing arts: The Egg (performing arts venue), Palace Theatre (historical performing arts venue)
Shopping: Colonie Center (shopping mall)
Parks: Washington Park (81 acres (33 ha) historical city park), John Boyd Thacher State Park (state park atop the Helderberg Escarpment, offers panoramic views of the Green Mountains in Vermont and the Taconic Mountains of the Hudson Valley).
Sports: Times Union Center (indoor arena)
In 2009 Albany was awarded "All-America City 2009", the award is given by the National Civic League.
The Map shows a city map of Albany with expressways, main roads and streets, zoom out to find Albany International Airport (IATA code: ALB) about 6 mi (10 km) north of Albany.
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City Coordinates: 42°39′9.34″N 73°45′26.33″W
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