New Jersey

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Capital
Trenton
Population
8,864,590 (Source: 2012 U.S. Census)
Major Cities:
Newark, Jersey City, Paterson, Elizabeth, Edison, Woodbridge
Borders:
Delaware, Pennsylvania, New York, Atlantic Ocean
Gross Domestic Product (GDP):
$508,003 million (2012 U.S. Department of Commerce)
Key Industries:
Agriculture including potatoes, peaches, and fishing
Pharmaceuticals, finance, chemicals, telecommunications, and tourism
How New Jersey got its name:
New Jersey was named after the British island of Jersey in the English Channel off the coast of Normandy. The name was chosen in honor of one of its founders Sir George Carteret who was from Jersey
State Nickname
Garden State
State Slogan:
Come See For Yourself
State Motto
Liberty and prosperity
State flower:
Violet
State bird:
Eastern Goldfinch
State fish
Brook trout
State tree
Red Oak
State mammal:
Horse
State foods:
Highbush Blueberry
Date admitted:
December 18, 1787
Number admitted:
3
Total Size:
7,417 sq. miles (source: 2003 Census)
Prior Name
Province of New Jersey, then sovereign state in Confederation
Postal Abbreviation
NJ

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