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10 Largest Cities in NJ

  1. Newark

  2. Jersey City

  3. Paterson

  4. Elizabeth

  5. Edison

  6. Woodbridge

  7. Lakewood

  8. Toms River

  9. Hamilton

  10. Trenton

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Capital: Trenton

Largest city: Newark

Highest point: High Point, 1,803 ft (549.6 m)

Lowest point: Atlantic Ocean, sea level

Admission to Union: December 18, 1787 (3rd)

NJ State Information

New Jersey state seal

The Jersey Shore is the coastal region of the state of New Jersey. Geographically, the term encompasses about 141 miles (227 km)

New Jersey is home to more than 9,800 farms covering 790,000 acres. The state is among the leaders in many forms of agricultural production

New Jersey has 11 lighthouses

Socially, New Jersey is considered one of the most liberal states in the nation.

The United States Equestrian Team is headquartered in Gladstone, NJ.

Garden State Parkway and the New Jersey Turnpike cut South from NYC and fan out across both sides of the state

NJ Points of Interest

New Jersey Points of Interest

Amusement Parks, Attractions, Beaches, Biking, Camping, Festivals, Gaming, Marinas, Museums, Regions, Sports, State and National Parks, Veterans, Volunteers, X-Treme Sports and much more

Our Story

The state of New Jersey in located in the Northeastern and Middle Atlantic areas of the U.S. And is bordered to its north and east by New York, on its south and southeast by the Atlantic Ocean, on its west be the state of Pennsylvania, and on its southwest side by Delaware. The state is the 4th ranked least extensive state in the country covering just 8,721 square miles and is the 11th ranked most populated state with a population of 8.82 million as of 2011. The capital of New Jersey is Trenton however the largest city in the state is Newark.

The area where present day New Jersey sits was inhabited by the Native Americans for almost 3,000 years with tribes such as the Lenape who lived along the coast. It wasn't until the 17th century when the Swedes and the Dutch began the first European settlements to the area. Later the British gained control of the area and gave it the name “Province of New Jersey”. Later on in the history of the state in the 19th century, many cities with factories such as Paterson, Trenton, and Elizabeth drove the Industrial Revolution in the state.

The major industries in the state are farming (tomatoes, peaches, potatoes), petroleum products, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, tourism, and insurance. The 22nd and 24th president of the Unites States, Grover Cleveland, was born in Caldwell, New Jersey. The major rivers in the state are the Hudson River and the Delaware River. The highest point of elevation in the state is High Point and it sits at 1.803 feet above sea level. New Jersey consists of 21 different counties and is nicknames the Garden State with a state motto of “Liberty and Prosperity”. The state bird of New Jersey is the Eastern Goldfinch, the state mammal is the Horse, the state fish is the Brook Trout, the state flower is the Purple Violet, and the state tree is the Red Oak Tree. New Jersey is a very economically important state and excels in the industries which it specializes in, and continues to be an important player in the U.S. Economy

New Jersey is home to more than 9,800 farms covering 790,000 acres. The state is among the leaders in many forms of agricultural production.

New Jersey ranks: 2nd in blueberry production, 3rd in cranberry production, 3rd in spinach, 4th in bell peppers, 4th in peach production and 4th in head lettuce. The state also produces an abundance of tomatoes, corn, apples, strawberries, potatoes, hay, soybeans and nursery stock.

Officers from the New Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals can monitor for infractions during traffic stops or seat-belt campaigns, and issue tickets with fines ranging from $250 up to $1,000 for each unrestrained animal in a vehicle. Under the 16-year-old law, letting a pet ride unrestrained amounts to animal cruelty if the driver gets into a crash.

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