New Jersey





Quick Facts Panel:

Basics:

Population (2010): 8,791,894

-Percent Gain from 2000: 4.5%

Total Area: 8,721.3 sq. mi.

-Land: 7,417.3 sq mi.

-Water: 1,304.0 sq. mi.

Nickname: Garden State

Motto: “Liberty and prosperity”

Density: 1,185.3 people per sq. mi. (US density-87.5 people per sq. mi.)

Political:

Capital: Trenton

Statehood: December 18, 1787

Major Cities (ranked by population):

    1-Newark (277,140)

    2-Jersey City (247,597)

    3-Paterson (146,199)

    4-Elizabeth (124,969)

    5-Edison (102,548)

Electoral votes: 15

U.S. Representatives: 13

Landforms/Recreational:

National Parks*: Appalachian NST1, Delaware NSR2, Delaware Water Gap NRA3, Statue of Liberty NM: Ellis Island4, Gateway NRA5, Lower Delaware NWSR6, Morristown NHP, New Jersey Pinelands NR, Paterson Great Falls NHP, Thomas Edison NHP, Washington-Rochambeau NHT7

Highest point: High Point, 1,803 ft

Lowest point: Atlantic Ocean, 0 ft

Natural Resources: blueberries, cattle, dairy products, eggplants, flowers

State flower: purple violet

Economy:

Major Industries:

    1-Services (33%)

    2-Retail Trade (22%)

    3-Federal Services (13%)

Productions: computer receptors, palladium (a silver-colored precious metal)

Exports: petroleum, iron waste, jewelry parts

New Jersey locator map

New Jersey Locator Map

 

Map of New Jersey

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Flag of New Jersey

Flag of New Jersey

 

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Places to Visit-Photo Gallery:

Ellis Island National Monument

Ellis Island National Monument

Ellis Island Entrance, Ellis Island National Monument

Ellis Island Entrance, Ellis Island National Monument

Edison's labs, Edison National Historic Park

Edison's labs, Edison National Historic Park

Edison's home, Edison National Historic Site

Edison's home, Edison National Historic Site

Delaware  Water Gap National Recreation Area

Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area

Ellis Island National MonumentEllis Island Entrance, Ellis Island National MonumentEdison's labs, Edison National Historic ParkEdison's home, Edison National Historic SiteDelaware  Water Gap National Recreation Area

*: Abbreviations are used so as not to include the full name of each national park. NST=National Scenic Trail. NSR=National Scenic River. NRA=National Recreation Area. NM=National Monument. NWSR=National Wild and Scenic River. NHP=National Historic Park. NR=National Reserve. NHT=National Historic Trail.

1: The Appalachian NST is also located in Connecticut, Georgia, Maine, Maryland, Maine, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, Vermont, West Virginia
2: The Delaware NSR is also located in Pennsylvania.

3: The Delaware Water Gap NRA is also located in Pennsylvania.

4: Ellis Island is also located in New York.

5: Gateway NRA is also located in New York.

6: The Lower Delaware NWSR is also located in Pennsylvania.

7: The Washington-Rochambeau NHT is also located in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia.

 

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