Facts about the state of New Jersey

State Flag :

State flower :

Purple Violet

State Bird :

Willow Goldfinch

State Tree :

Red Oak


State Motto :

Liberty and Prosperity

  • Trenton is the capital of New Jersey.
  • Newark is the largest city.
  • New Jersey is the fifth smallest state.
  • New Jersey is the only state in which all 21 counties are officially classified as metropolitan.
  • New Jersey traces its history back more than 350 years. Its name derives from the island of Jersey in the English Channel, the birthplace of Sir George Carteret , a co-owner of New Jersey in the 17th century.
  • New Jersey has a spoon museum.

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