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New Jersey, USA — visiting The Garden State

New Jersey, USA -- photo: Hoboken Terminal with Jersey City skyline in the background, as viewed from Pier A Park, Hoboken, New Jersey [graphic/composite:travel1000places.com; photo: King of Hearts / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)]. Erie-Lackawanna Railroad Terminal at Hoboken (Hudson River) is in the National Register of Historic Places in the United States.
New Jersey, USA — photo: Hoboken Terminal with Jersey City skyline in the background, as viewed from Pier A Park, Hoboken, New Jersey [graphic/composite:travel1000places.com; photo: King of Hearts / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)]. Erie-Lackawanna Railroad Terminal at Hoboken (Hudson River) is in the National Register of Historic Places in the United States.

The many gardens, farms and fruit plantations coined the nickname of New Jersey. Anyhow it’s the state which is populated the densest.

The state was named after Jersey, a British Channel Island.

Largest city is Newark which is situated adjacent from New York City.
New York City is connected via the Holland Tunnel, the Lincoln Tunnel and the George Washington Bridge.

Atlantic City is the mega gambling city of the East coast and ranks among these type of cities #2 after Las Vegas.

Ashbury Park is one of the best known Ocean resorts along the coast and offers great sand beaches.

Famous scientists came from New Jersey or resided here: among them Albert Einstein, who worked with the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton; Thomas Edison, who had his laboratory in Menlo Park – he invented the electric light (light bulb) as well as the phonograph; F.B. Morse, who brought us the first working telegraph which revolutionized telecommunication at that time – he had his workshop near Morristown.

What to do / Sightseeing

  • Atlantic City
  • Ashbury Park
  • Princeton University

State Data & Essentials

New Jersey Flag

State Name
New Jersey  – State Abbr.: NJ
Statehood
18-Dez-1787
– Statehood Ranking: 3
Land Area
7,417 square miles  (19,210 qkm)
– Land Area Ranking: 46
Population
8,791,894 (2010 Census); 8,414,350 (2000 Census)
Capital
Trenton
Biggest City
Newark
Nickname
The Garden State
Motto
Liberty and Prosperity
Highest Point
549,5 m / 1,802 ft (High Point)
Lowest Point
Sea Level
Daylight Saving Time: yes
Tree
Red Oak (Quercus borealis maxima)
Flower
Common Meadow Violet (Viola sororia)
Bird
Eastern Goldfinch
Animal
Horse (Equus caballus)
Song
“I’m From New Jersey” (by Red Mascara)

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