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Did you know that the state of New Jersey is situated in the North-eastern and Middle Atlantic region of America? Did you know that there are 21 counties in the U.S. state of New Jersey? Did you know that New Jersey is the 3rd state of the U.S. constitution? Read our facts sheet to find out more - why not watch the free entertaining video and learn about each of the US States the easy way!

Fun Fact 1: The state was named after the British island of Jersey, which is situated in the English Channel

Fun Fact 2: The traditional buff or pale yellow, of the state flag represents the color the uniform of the New Jersey Continental regiment. the illustration of the state seal is centrally positioned on the field. The image depicts the goddess of liberty on the left, and the goddess of agriculture, on the right, they are placed either side of a blue shield, illustrating 3 ploughs. Above the shield is a knight's helmet, a horses head and filigree flowers. At the base of the image a blue banner displays the State Motto of New Jersey "Liberty and Prosperity" and the year of statehood, 1776

Fun Fact 3: The Capital city of New Jersey is Trenton

Fun Fact 4: The area of the State covers 22,608 square kilometers or 8,721 square miles

Fun Fact 5: There are 3 states that border New Jersey they are; New York, Pennsylvania and Delaware

Fun Fact 6: The New Jersey state nickname is The Garden State. The nickname has appeared on automobile license plates since 1984

Fun Fact 7: Famous people born in NJ include; Magician David Copperfield (born in Metuchen), Actress Kirsten Dunst (Point Pleasant), Musician and Rapper Ice-T (Newark), Musician Bruce Springsteen (Freehold) and actor John Travolta (Englewood)

Fun Fact 8: Did you know that there is no official State Song for the state of New Jersey?

Fun Fact 9: The three largest cities in New Jersey are Newark, Jersey City and Paterson

Fun Fact 10: The State Motto is "Liberty and Prosperity"

Fun Fact 11: A brief history of New Jersey - The region was explored by colonists during the 1620s and 1630s; the area was ceded to the British as part of New Netherland in 1664, then became a royal province in 1702. New Jersey became the 3rd State to be admitted to the Union on December 18, 1787

Fun Fact 12: The abbreviation letters for the state of New Jersey are - N.J. The Postal Code abbreviation is - NJ

Fun Fact 13: NJ state symbols include; NJ animal symbol - the Horse. NJ state bird symbol - the Eastern Goldfinch. NJ state flower symbol - the Common Meadow Violet. NJ state insect emblem - the Honeybee. NJ State tree - the Red Oak

Fun Fact 14: Generally the climate throughout the state has a warm continental climate, with humid summers and cold winters, although there is some variation throughout the regions; the north-western hills are cooler. The sun shines for approximately 2,400 - 2,800 hours in a year

Fun Fact 15: The US Department of Commerce Census Bureau states that the Population of New Jersey in 2012 was an estimated 8,864,590. This compares to a population of 1,883,669 in the 1900 census

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