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The Map of New Jersey makes its easy for you to get acquainted with 'The Garden State'. At a glance the user will be able to identify the features of the state such as the roads, rail and airports; places of interest and tourist spots; educational institutes, hospitals and museums; and mountains and rivers. The state capital is prominently displayed and so are some other important cities.

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:New Jersey is located in the northeastern and Mid-Atlantic region of the country. In terms of area, it is ranked 47th out of the 50 US states. Comprising a population of 8,958,013, New Jersey is the 11th most populated state in the country. New Jersey's capital is Trenton and largest city is Newark. New Jersey has 21 counties. .

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History of New Jersey

The Native American tribes were the original inhabitants of New Jersey. The Dutch were the first Europeans to arrive here. In 1664, the region came under the control of England. From 1674 to 1702,
New Jersey was governed as two provinces – East and West New Jersey. In 1702, it became a single province. New Jersey was admitted to the Union on December 18, 1787.

It played a prominent role in the American Revolution and was one of the 13 colonies that revolted against the British rule. Prominent representatives of the state who signed the United States Declaration of Independence included Francis Hopkinson, Richard Stockton, John Hart, Abraham Clark, and John Witherspoon. On February 15, 1804, New Jersey abolished new slavery becoming the last northern state to do so.

Geography of New Jersey

New Jersey covers an area of 8,722.58 square miles. It shares its borders with New York, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. The Atlantic Ocean is located to the southeast and south of New Jersey. The highest point in the state is High Point, which is located in Montague Township, Sussex County, and stands tall at 1,803 feet. Some important rivers of the state include Hudson, Delaware, Maurice, Mullica, Passaic, Rahway, among others. New Jersey witnesses two climatic conditions. A humid subtropical climate is witnessed in the south, central and northeast parts of New Jersey, while the northwest part has a humid continental climate.

Travel Destinations in New Jersey

Some popular attractions in New Jersey include Atlantic City, a famous coastal resort town known for Boardwalk; Thomas Edison National Historical Park; Grounds For Sculpture, which is a museum and sculpture park located in Hamilton, and spread over an area of 42 acres; Princeton and the Battlefield State Park, Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, Liberty State Park, among others.

Transport in New Jersey

Newark Liberty International Airport is the most prominent airport of the state and is also one of the busiest airports in the entire country. Some small airports that operate in other parts of the state are Atlantic City International Airport and Trenton-Mercer Airport. New Jersey is well-connected by an extensive rail and bus service which is operated by the NJ Transit Corporation. Amtrak connects New Jersey to other states around the country.

Education in New Jersey

Some prominent colleges and universities in New Jersey include Princeton University, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Seton Hall University, Montclair State University, among others.

Interesting Facts About New Jersey

  • New Jersey is referred as the Diners Capital of the World
  • It also holds the distinction of having the most shopping malls in one area.
  • New Jersey is the home state of Frank Sinatra, Bruce Springsteen, and Whitney Houston.


Map of Cities in New Jersey

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Elizabeth city MapToms River MapTrenton city Map
Clifton city MapCamden city MapPassaic city Map
Union city MapEast Orange city MapBayonne city Map

Last Updated : March 2, 2017

Flag of New Jersey
The official flag of New Jersey has coat of arms of the state with a pale yellow brown background.
Official Name New-jersey
Area8,722.58 sq mi (22,591.38 km2)
Population8,938,175 (2014 est)
Largest CityNewark
Official LanguagesNone ( Spoken : English (only) 71.3% Spanish 14.6% Other 14.1%)
Time ZoneEastern: UTC -5/-4
GovernorChris Christie
Lt. GovernorKim Guadagno
U.S. SenatorBob Menendez, Cory Booker
AbbreviationNJ, N.J. US-NJ
Joined the UnionDecember 18, 1787
NicknameGarden State
Highest PointHigh Point
Lowest PointAtlantic Ocean

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