) is a city in, and the county seat of, Onondaga County, New York, in the United States. At the 2010 census, the city population was 145,252, and its metropolitan area had a population of 662,577. city with the name "Syracuse", and is the fifth most populous city in the state of New York following New York City, Buffalo, Rochester, and Yonkers.In 2010, Forbes rated Syracuse 4th in the top 10 places in the U. At the invitation of the Onondaga Nation, one of the five constituent members of the Iroquois confederacy, a group of Jesuit priests, soldiers, and coureurs des bois (including Pierre Esprit Radisson) set up a mission, known as Sainte Marie among the Iroquois, or Ste.Marie de Gannentaha, on the northeast shore of Onondaga Lake.General Electric moved its television manufacturing operations to Suffolk, Virginia, and later to Asia.The Carrier Corporation moved its headquarters out of Syracuse, relocated its manufacturing operations out of state, and outsourced some of its production to Asian facilities.
Although the central part of Syracuse is flat, many of its neighborhoods are located on small hills such as University Hill and Tipperary Hill.
After the war, two of the Big Three automobile manufacturers (General Motors & Chrysler) had major operations in the area.
Syracuse was headquarters for Carrier Corporation, and Crouse-Hinds manufactured traffic signals in Syracuse.
Today, Syracuse is located at the intersection of Interstates 81 and 90, and its airport is the largest in the region.
Syracuse is home to Syracuse University, a major research university, as well as Le Moyne College, a nationally recognized liberal arts college. The Syracuse area was first seen by Europeans when French missionaries came to the area in the 1600s.