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A state in the Northeastern and Middle Atlantic regions of the United States

  • New Jersey is the 4th least extensive, but the 11th most populous and the most densely populated of the 50 United States.
  • It is the third wealthiest by 2009-2010 median household income.
  • New Jersey is bordered on the north and east by the state of New York, on the southeast and south by the Atlantic Ocean, on the west by Pennsylvania and on the southwest by Delaware.
  • The state is actually a peninsula.
  • State motto is liberty and prosperity.
  • The honeybee, apis mellifera, is the New Jersey state bug.
  • The official state flower is the Common Violet (Viola sororia).
  • The official state bird is the Eastern Goldfinch.
  • It is the only state where all of its counties are classified as metropolitan areas.
  • The state has more race horses than Kentucky.
  • It has more Cubans in Union City (1 sq. mi.) than Havana, Cuba.
  • New Jersey has the most dense system of highways and railroads in the U.S.
  • The Pulaski SkyWay, from Jersey City to Newark, was the first skyway highway.
  • New Jersey has the most diners in the world and is sometimes referred to as the diner capital of the world.
  • NJ built the first tunnel (Holland Tunnel) under a river, the Hudson.
  • The first radio station and broadcast was in Paterson, NJ.
  • The first FM radio broadcast was made from Alpine, NJ, by Maj. Thomas Armstrong.
  • Passaic river was the site to the first submarine ride by inventor John P. Holland.
  • Atlantic City has the longest boardwalk in the world.
  • The first Indian reservation was in New Jersey.
  • The first baseball game was played in Hoboken.
  • Software and software related companies account for nearly 2,700 companies in New Jersey.
  • New Jersey has 108 toxic waste dumps; The most in any one state in the nation.
  • About one-sixth of all drugs manufactured in the United States come from New Jersey.
  • The world's largest elephant statue, Lucy the Elephant, is in Margate.
  • The first national historic park in America was established in 1933 in Morristown.
  • Metlife Stadium, The home stadium for New York Giants and New York Jets of the National Football League is located in East Rutherford, NJ.
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