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State Facts

Full Name

State of New Jersey

Admitted to the Union (Rank)

December 18, 1787 (3rd)

Population 2000 (Rank)

8,414,350 (9th)

Land Area (Rank)

7,417 square miles; 19,211 square kilometers (46th)

Capital

Trenton

Postal Abbreviation

NJ

State Nickname

Garden State

Motto

Liberty and prosperity

Song

“I’m from New Jersey” (music by Red Mascara)

State Symbols

  • Flower: Purple violet
  • Tree: Red oak
  • Bird: Eastern goldfinch
  • Animal: Horse
  • Fish: Brook trout
  • Folk Dance: Square dance
  • Shell: Knobbed whelk
  • Colors: Buff and blue

Economy

  • Agriculture:
    • Nursery stock,
    • horses,
    • vegetables,
    • fruits and nuts,
    • seafood,
    • dairy products
  • Industry:
    • Chemical products,
    • food processing,
    • electric equipment,
    • printing and publishing,
    • tourism