New Jersey

New Jersey

Home of Thomas Edison New Jersey

New Jersey, 3rd State
(Liberty and Prosperity)
  1. New Jersey(from the British Channel Isle of Jersey): “Jersey”; “Grassy Island”.
  2. Governor: Philip Dunton Murphy (Democratic Party)
  3. Capital: Trenton
  4. Population:  8,936,570(2020), (11th most populous)
  5. Location: Northeastern US mainland.
    1. North: New York,
    2. Northeast: New York,
    3. South; Delaware,
    4. Southwest; Delaware (across Delaware Bay),
    5. West: Pennsylvania (Delaware River).
  6. Area: 22,590 km2/8,722 mi2, 47th by rank
  7. Postal Abbreviation: NJ
  8. Admitted to Union: December 18, 1787
  9. Official language: English
1.       State’s Symbols
  • State Microbe:  Streptomyces griseus
  • State Tree: Northern Red Oak
  • State Memorial Tree: Dogwood
  • State Flower: Violet
  • State Food:
    1. State Fruit: Highbush Blueberry
    2. State Vegetable: Tomato
  • State Animal: The Horse
  • State Insect: Honeybee
  • State Fish: Brook Trout
  • State Dinosaur: Hadrosaurus foulkii
  • State Reptile: Bog Turtle
  • State Bird: Eastern Goldfinch
  • State Dog: Seeing Eye/ Guide dogs
  • State Butterfly: Black Swallowtail Butterfly
  • State Shell: Knobbed Whelk
  • State Song: none
  • Poet Laureate: post abolished
  • State Folk Dance: Square Dance
  • State Firearm: none
  • State Ship:
      1. State Tall Ship: A.J. Meerwald
      2. State Ship: USS New Jersey
2.      Geography Facts
  • Land: 19,215 km(7,419 mi2), 46th
  • Water: 3,375 km(1,303 mi2), 27th
  • Coastline: 209 km (130 mi), 13th
  • Shoreline: 2,884 km (1,792 mi), 14th
  • National Forests: 11
  • State Parks: 39
  • National Parks: 11
  • Water: 15.7%
  • Largest city (by area): Newark (24.1km²)
  • Largest city (by population): Newark (282,862 people)
  • Lowest point: New Jersey; sea level, tied for 3rd lowest
  • Highest point: High Point; 1,803 feet, (550 m.) 40th tallest
3.        Facts about Missouri
  • Nickname/s: Garden State
  • Key Cities: Newark, Jersey City, Atlantic City, Trenton
  • Major industries: Biopharmaceuticals, tourism, manufacturing, health care, transportation, technology
  • Famous for: Princeton University, Tourist Resorts
  • Area codes: 201, 551, 609, 732, 848, 856, 862, 908, 973
4.       Natural Resources
  • Agriculture:

    1. Bell Peppers
    2. Green Peppers
    3. Blueberries
    4. Corn
    5. Cranberries
    6.  Tomatoes
    7.  Peaches
    8.  Apples
    9. Soybeans
  • Livestock & Others:

    1. Horses
    2. Cattle
    3. Clam (leading product)
    4. Blue crab
    5. Flounder
    6. Lobster
    7. Mackerel
    8. Menhaden
    9. Porgies
    10. Scallops
    11. Squid
    12. Swordfish
    13. Whiting
  • Livestock products:

    1. Chicken eggs
    2. Milk
    3. Beef cattle and calves
  • Mining & Minerals:

    1.  Iron
    2. Copper
    3. Zinc
    4. Franklinite
    5. Lead
    6. Graphite.
    7. Stone, crushed
    8. Sand and gravel, industrial
    9. Peat
    10. Gemstones, natural
  • Fossil fuel: Non

5.        Mountains

              Mountains: 169

              Best Mountains to Visit:

  • High Point (Highest Point in State)
  • Sunrise Mountain
  • Kittatinny Mountain
  • Mount Tammany
  • Rattlesnake Mountain
  • Bearfort Mountain
  • Wawayanda Mountain
  • Bowling Green Mountain
  • Bowling Green Mountain
  • Pochuck Mountain
6.       Divisions
  • 21 Counties
  • 254 Boroughs
  • 52 Cities
  • 15 Towns
  • 241 Townships
  • 3 Villages

 

 

 

Official Website: www.nj.gov

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