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New Jersey
( The Garden State )
New Jersey Map 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: Nancy Sinatra, Ice-T, Frankie Muniz, Kevin Spacey,

The Flag of New Jersey
New Jersey state flag 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

New Jersey Travel - Vacation Destinations & Recreation
National parks and historic locations suitable for family vacations or day trips.

Morristown National Historical Park - Morristown
Supawna Meadows National Wildlife Refuge - Pennsville
New Jersey Historical Society - Newark
Wallkill River National Wildlife Refuge - Sussex
Edison National Historic Site - West Orange
capital  Capital: Trenton

statehood  Statehood: 1787-12-18

population  Population:
8,414,350 (1,134.40 mi2)

geographic area   Geographic Area (mi2)
    Total 8,721.30
    Water 1,303.96
    Land 7,417.34
    Rank 46th Largest

education   State Education:
    Pub & Prv Schools
    College & University
    Libraries

border states   Border States: Delaware, New York, Pennsylvania

state health   Health Information:
    Illicit Drug Use
    Youth Risk Survey

housing   Housing: In New Jersey, there are 3,310,275 housing units, averaging to 446.3 per sq mile.

state magazines  Related Magazines:
    New Jersey Life
 
Posters and Artwork
Souvenir from Chadwick Beach, New Jersey
Souvenir from Chadwick Beach, New Jersey
Art Print 18" x 13"

 
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