New Jersey General Information


GENERAL

New Jersey is a state in the United States of America (USA). New Jersey borders New York to the north, the Atlantic Ocean to the east, Delaware to the south and Pennsylvania to the west. New Jersey is the state with the highest population density.

Nickname

The Garden State

Capital

Trenton

Biggest town

Newark

Area

Rank (within the US): 47th out of 50 states

Total: 22,608 km²

Land: 19,231 km²

Water (%): 3,378 km² (15%)

Residents

Rank (within the US): 9th out of 50 states

Total (2000): 8,414,350

Density: 372 / km²

State membership

Place: 3rd

Since: December 18, 1787

GEOGRAPHY

Time zone: Eastern: UTC -5 / -4

Latitude: 38 ° 55’N to 41 ° 23’23 “N

Longitude 73 ° 53’39 “W to 75 ° 35’W

Width: 110 km

Length: 240 km

Highest position: 550 m

Average location: 75 m

Lowest position: 0 m

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GEOGRAPHY

With 22,608 km², New Jersey is the 47th largest state in the USA. New Jersey borders New York to the north, the Atlantic Ocean to the east, Delaware to the south and Pennsylvania to the west. New Jersey is divided into 21 counties.

HISTORY

New Jersey was one of the 13 colonies that revolted against British rule in North America (see War of Independence). It joined the United States on December 18, 1787 as the third state.

POPULATION

With 8.4 million residents, New Jersey is the 9th largest state in the USA. According to Allcitypopulation, 66% of the population are white, 13.6% African-American, 13.3% Latinos and 6% Asian (as of 2000).

CITIES

Newark – 273,546 Jersey City – 240,055 Paterson – 149,222 Elizabeth – 120,568 Edison – 97,687 Woodbridge – 97,203 Trenton (capital) – 85,403 Camden – 79,904 Clifton – 78,672 East Orange – 69,824 Passaic – 67,861 Union City – 67,088 Bayonne – 61,842 Vineland – 56,271 Wayne – 54,069 Parsippany – 50,649 New Brunswick – 48,573 Hackensack – 42,677 Atlantic City – 40,517 Montclair – 38,977 Hoboken – 38,577 Paramus – 25,737 Morristown – 18,544 Princeton – 14,203

PERSONALITIES

Count Basie (1904–1984), jazz musician, big band leader Danny DeVito (* 1944), actor Kirsten Dunst (* 1982), actress Donald Fagen (* 1948), singer Jon Bon Jovi (* 1962), rock musician Andrew McCarthy (* 1962), actor Jack Nicholson (* 1937), actor Philip Roth (* 1933), actor Eva Marie Saint (* 1924), actress Frank Sinatra (1915–1998), singer and actor Kevin Smith (* 1970), director and actor Bruce Springsteen (* 1949), rock musician Meryl Streep (* 1949), actress John Travolta (* 1954), actor William Carlos Williams (1883–1963), writer

New Jersey Counties and County Seats

According to Countryaah, there are a total of 21 counties in the state of New Jersey.

  1. Atlantic County (County Seat: Mays Landing)
  2. Bergen County (County Seat: Hackensack)
  3. Burlington County (County Seat: Mount Holly)
  4. Camden County (County Seat: Camden)
  5. Cape May County (County Seat: Cape May Court House)
  6. Cumberland County (County Seat: Bridgeton)
  7. Essex County (County Seat: Newark)
  8. Gloucester County (County Seat: Woodbury)
  9. Hudson County (County Seat: Jersey City)
  10. Hunterdon County (County Seat: Flemington)
  11. Mercer County (County Seat: Trenton)
  12. Middlesex County (County Seat: New Brunswick)
  13. Monmouth County (County Seat: Freehold Borough)
  14. Morris County (County Seat: Morristown)
  15. Ocean County (County Seat: Toms River)
  16. Passaic County (County Seat: Paterson)
  17. Salem County (County Seat: Salem)
  18. Somerset County (County Seat: Somerville)
  19. Sussex County (County Seat: Newton)
  20. Union County (County Seat: Elizabeth)
  21. Warren County (County Seat: Belvidere)

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