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 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
Official State Web Site - nj.gov
United States Mint 50 State Quarters© Program coin:
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