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New Jersey

Welcome to New Jersey and a brief overview of The Garden State.

One of three Middle Atlantic States, New Jersey resides on the east coast of the 48 "conterminous" states. It's bordered by New York on the north and Pennsylvania and Delaware on the west. The Atlantic Ocean washes up on the east coast of New Jersey.

New Jersey among the states

  • Statehood: December 18, 1787 (3rd state)
  • Abbreviation: N.J. (traditional), NJ (postal)
  • Capital: Trenton.
  • Size: 7,787 square miles, includes inland water (46th)
  • Coastline: 130 miles.
  • Motto: Liberty and Prosperity.
  • State bird: Eastern goldfinch (Spinus tristis tristia) adopted 1935.
  • State flower: Common meadow violet (Viola sororia) adopted 1972.
  • State song: None.
  • State tree: Red oak (Quercus borealis maxima) adopted 1950.


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