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The North Country (French: Pays du Nord) is a region of the U.S. state of New York that encompasses the state's extreme northern frontier, bordered by Lake Champlain to the east, the Adirondack Mountains to the south, the Canadian border to the north, and Lake Ontario and the Saint Lawrence Seaway to the west. A mostly rural area, the North Country includes seven counties. Fort Drum, a U.S. Army base, is also located in the North Country, as is the Adirondack Park. As of 2009, the population of the region was 429,092.

The Thousand Islands constitute an archipelago within the Saint Lawrence River. Boldt Castle, on Heart Island, is seen at center.

The term "North Country" was first widely popularized within New York by the 1900 novel Eben Holden by Irving Bacheller.



Other important locations

See also: Timeline of town creation in New York's North Country
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