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The Capital District
, also known as the Capital Region, refers to the metropolitan
area surrounding Albany
, the capital
of the U.S. state of New York
. With a population of 1,170,483 (2013), the Capital District is the fourth largest metropolitan region in the state
and the 45th largest in the country.
Companies that have headquarters in Albany include CommerceHub
and the Environment One Corporation.
In the 21st century, the Capital District has emerged as a major anchor of Tech Valley
, the moniker describing the technologically-focused region of eastern New York State. The Capital District was first settled by the Dutch in the early 17th century and came under British control in 1664. Albany has been the permanent capital of the state of New York since 1797. The Capital District is notable for many historical events that predate the independence of the United States, including the Albany Plan of Union
and The Battles of Saratoga