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Capital City:

Trenton

Statehood:

December 18, 1787 (3rd)

Population:

8,212,000

Nickname:

Garden State

Motto:

Liberty and Prosperity

Origin of State Name:

Named for the Channel Island of Jersey in honor of Sir George Carteret, one of the two men to whom the land was given

Counties:

21

Largest Cities:

Newark, Jersey City, Paterson, Elizabeth, Trenton

Border States:

Delaware, New York, Pennsylvania

Land Area:

7,468 sq. mi., 46th largest

Highest Point:

High Point, 1,803 ft.

Lowest Point:

Atlantic Ocean, sea level

State Bird:

Eastern Goldfinch

State Flower:

Violet (viola sororia)

State Tree:

Red Oak (quercus borealis maxima)

State Song:

None

State Web Site:

www.state.nj.us


For more websites on New Jersey check out New Jersey Links.

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