New Jersey State Facts and Symbols

New Jersey became the 3rd state in 1787 and is the 11th largest state by population with about 9 million residents. It is also the 46th largest state by land and water area with a total area of 8,721 square miles. New Jersey is home to Newark, which is the state's largest city with a population of approximately 280,000 people, and Jersey City with about 240,000.

New Jersey was officially named after the Isle of Jersey in the English Channel.

Included below are more facts and symbols, a state map and views of the New Jersey State Quarter.

New Jersey State Flag

New Jersey State Flag

New Jersey State Facts

New Jersey State Capital - Trenton

State Nickname - The Garden State

State Motto - "Liberty and Prosperity"

State Flower - Violet

State Tree - Red Oak

State Bird - Eastern Goldfinch

State Fish - Brook Trout

State Animal - Horse

State Bug - Honeybee

State Dance - Square Dance

State Shell - The Knobbed Whelk

State Dinosaur - Hadrosaurus Foulkii

State Fruit - Blueberry

State Ship - The A.J. Meerwald

New Jersey State Map:

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New Jersey State Map

New Jersey State Quarter

New Jersey State Quarter - FrontNew Jersey State Quarter - Back

United States Mint 50 State Quarters© Program coin:
(United States Mint Images)


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