New Jersey General Information


Abbreviated as NJ on ABBREVIATIONFINDER.ORG, 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.

New Jersey Population


The Garden State



Biggest town



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

Total: 22,608 km²

Land: 19,231 km²

Water (%): 3,378 km² (15%)


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


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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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.

Panorama of Delaware Water Gap from New Jersey


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.


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


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


Population: 126.179 thousand people (2006)
Area: 35.4 sq. km
Founded: 1665
City status since: 1855
Time zone: UTC-5, summer UTC-4

Elizabeth is an American city owned by the state of New Jersey. Elizabeth belongs to Union County and is its administrative center.

The city was founded by English colonists in 1664. It was originally named Elizabethtown. There is a misconception that the city is named after Queen Elizabeth I, but this is not true. It got its name in honor of the wife of George Carteret. Elizabethtown was the first capital of the state. During the War of Independence, the territory of the present city was attacked by British troops. In 1855, Elizabeth City was merged with the suburbs and from that moment officially began to be considered a city. The Singer Sewing Machine Company is Elizabeth’s first large industrial establishment. In 1889, Andrew Ricker founded an electric car business here. Also, since the end of the 19th century, submarines were actively built in the docks of the city.

In 2008, Elizabeth was named one of the “50 Greenest Cities in the US” by one of the magazines. An interesting fact is that he became the only representative of the state of New Jersey in this list. There are many attractions in the city: the Ritz Theater and Performing Arts Center, the Liberty Hall Museum, Boxwood Hall and so on. There are many parks in the city, the most famous being Warinaco Park, Union Square and Jefferson Park. The Elizabeth Public Library (free public library), originally named after Carnegie, has a collection of over 342,000 volumes. There are also numerous memorials and monuments to the American Revolution in the city.


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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