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Geography and Climate in New York

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New York is the largest city in the United States, located on the   east Atlantic coast of the country, in the   southeast of New York State, near the Hudson River. The   territory of the city includes the islands of Manhattan and   Staten Island, and   also the western part of Long Island, a number of islets in   New York harbor and   a fragment of the North American mainland (Bronx).

Location, on & nbsp; which in   nowadays the city of New York is located, in   ancient times it was inhabited by the Indian tribes of Manahattow and   Canarsie. The first settlement of colonists was founded here by the Dutch and   was named New Amsterdam. Only in   1664   with the capture of the city by the British, the name New York appeared after   the name of the Duke of York, who led the seizure.

For many decades, millions of immigrants came to New York looking for a new life. This and   is due to the very motley ethnic composition of the city's inhabitants. The first half of the   XX century turned New York into an   industrial and   shopping center. No wonder it was New York that was chosen as the permanent location of the UN headquarters.

You can get to   New York by direct flight only from   Moscow, when traveling from   other cities you need a transfer. The plane lands at   New York Kennedy Airport.

New York time zone: GMT-5 (-8 hours from   Moscow).


New York is a southern city with a   characteristic subtropical oceanic humid climate. Despite   this, the difference between summer and   winter temperatures is significant, since the main air masses come here from the mainland side.

In   the hottest summer months (July and   August) the air temperature in   on average ranges from   + 19   to   + 28   ° C, but   are not uncommon and   higher rates   - up to   +32 ... + 38 ° С.   Winter temperatures rarely drop below the mark in   ?2 ... + 5 ° C, but   due to high humidity and   windiness, the cold is felt stronger.

Precipitation in   during the year is usually uniform. Snow falls almost every winter (60   cm for   year). The best time to travel to   New York is spring or autumn with mild temperatures. At the same time, tourists should be aware of the   unpredictability of local weather and   stock up on several types of clothing.


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