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  • The US state New Jersey got it's name from the Channel Isle of Jersey.
  • [Expand] Support Wikipedia: a non-profit project. — Donate Now [Expand] Support Wikipedia: a non-profit project. — Donate Now New Jersey From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search This article is about the U.S. state. For other uses, see New Jersey (disambiguation). "NJ" redirects here. For other uses, see Nj. State of New Jersey Flag of New Jersey Seal Nickname(s): Garden State[1] Motto(s): Liberty and prosperity Official language(s) English Demonym New Jerseyan or New Jerseyite or simply "Jerseyite"[2] Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Area Ranked 47th in the US - Total 8,729 sq mi (22,608 km²) - Width 70 miles (110 km) - Length 150 miles (240 km) - % water 14.9 - Latitude 38°â€Š56′ N to 41°â€Š21′ N - Longitude 73°â€Š54′ W to 75°â€Š34′ W Population Ranked 11th in the US - Total 8,685,920 (2007 est.)[3] - Density 1,134/sq mi (438/km²) Ranked 1st in the US - Median income $64,470 (2nd) Elevation - Highest point High Point[4] 1,803 ft (550 m) - Mean 246 ft (75.2 m) - Lowest point Atlantic Ocean[4] 0 ft (0 m) Admission to Union December 18, 1787 (3rd) Governor Jon Corzine (D) Lieutenant Governor None[5] U.S. Senators Frank Lautenberg (D) Bob Menendez (D) Congressional Delegation List Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4 Abbreviations NJ N.J. US-NJ Website www.nj.gov New Jersey ( /nuːˈdʒɝːzi/ (help·info)) is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States. It is bordered on the north by New York, on the east by the Atlantic Ocean, on the southwest by Delaware, and on the west by Pennsylvania. New Jersey lies within the sprawling metropolitan areas of New York and Philadelphia. Inhabited by Native Americans for more than 2,800 years, the first European settlements in the area were established by the Swedes and Dutch in the early 1600s.[6] The English later seized control of the region, naming it the Province of New Jersey, which was granted to Sir George Carteret and John Berkeley, 1st Baron Berkeley of Stratton as a colony. At this time, the name was taken from the largest of the English Channel Islands, Jersey. New Jersey was an important site during the American Revolutionary War; several decisive battles were fought there. Later, people who worked in factories in cities such as Paterson and Trenton helped to drive the Industrial Revolution in the nineteenth century. New Jersey's position at the center of the Northeast Corridor, between Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C., fueled its rapid growth through the suburban boom of the 1950s and beyond. Today, New Jersey has the highest population density of any state in the United States, and it's median income is second.
  • New Jersey is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States. It is bordered on the north by New York, on the east by the Atlantic Ocean, on the southwest by Delaware, and on the west by Pennsylvania. New Jersey lies within the sprawling metropolitan areas of New York and Philadelphia. Inhabited by Native Americans for more than 2,800 years, the first European settlements in the area were established by the Swedes and Dutch in the early 1600s.[6] The English later seized control of the region, naming it the Province of New Jersey, which was granted to Sir George Carteret and John Berkeley, 1st Baron Berkeley of Stratton as a colony. At this time, the name was taken from the largest of the English Channel Islands, Jersey. New Jersey was an important site during the American Revolutionary War; several decisive battles were fought there. Later, people who worked in factories in cities such as Paterson and Trenton helped to drive the Industrial Revolution in the nineteenth century. New Jersey's position at the center of the Northeast Corridor, between Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C., fueled its rapid growth through the suburban boom of the 1950s and beyond. Today, New Jersey has the highest population density of any state in the United States, and it's median income is second.

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