( The Garden State )
One of the original 13 states, New Jersey was named after the island of Jersey in the English Channel. New Jersey is a state of industrial cities and towns, but also of glistening beaches and popular summer resorts. It is one of the great coastal playgrounds of the United States. Atlantic City is one of the most well-known resorts. New Jersey is located between New York City and Philadelphia, making it a convenient location for tourists to the area.
Some of the famous celebrities that were born in New Jersey include:
The Flag of New Jersey|
Ratified the Constitution in 1787 as the third State; flag adopted in 1896. The buff background is for the uniforms worn by Revolutionary War soldiers from New Jersey. The coat of arms has the goddesses of liberty and agriculture, as well as three plows and a horse' s head.
Largest Cities in the State|
(2000) Newark, 273,546; Jersey City, 240,055; Paterson, 149,222; Elizabeth, 120,568; Edison township, 97,687; Woodbridge township, 97,203; Dover township, 89,706; Hamilton township, 87,109; Trenton, 85,403; Camden, 79,904
Business and Trade in New Jersey
Agriculture: Nursery stock, horses, vegetables, fruits and nuts, seafood, dairy products.
Industries: Chemical products, food processing, electric equipment, printing and publishing, tourism.
State Symbols and Emblems
- Bird: Eastern Goldfinch
- Flower: Violet (viola sororia)
- Tree: Red Oak (quercus borealis maxima)
- Song(s): None
- Motto: Liberty and Prosperity
8,414,350 (1,134.40 mi2)
Geographic Area (mi2)
Rank 46th Largest
Pub & Prv Schools
College & University
Border States: Delaware, New York, Pennsylvania
Illicit Drug Use
Youth Risk Survey
Housing: In New Jersey, there are 3,310,275 housing units, averaging to 446.3 per sq mile.
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