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State of New Jersey
Banner o New Jersey State seal o New Jersey
Flag Seal
Nickname(s): The Garden State[1]
Motto(s): Liberty and prosperity
Cairt o the United States wi New Jersey heichlichtit
Offeecial leid Nane
Spoken leids Inglis (anerlie) 72.6%
Spainyie 13.6%
Ithers 13.8%[2]
Demonym New Jerseyan,[3] New Jerseyite[4]
Caipital Trenton
Lairgest ceety Newark
Aurie Ranked 47t
 • Tot 8,721 sq mi
(22,608 km2)
 • Width 70 miles (112 km)
 • Lenth 170 miles (273 km)
 • % watter 14.9
 • Latitude 38° 56′ N tae 41° 21′ N
 • Longitude 73° 54′ W tae 75° 34′ W
Population Ranked 11t
 • Tot 8,821,155 (2011 est)[5]
 • Density 1189/sq mi  (459/km2)
Ranked 1st
 • Median hoosehauld income $70,378 (2nt)
 • Heichest pynt High Point[6][7]
1,803 ft (549.6 m)
 • Mean 250 ft  (80 m)
 • Lawest pynt Atlantic Ocean[6]
sea level
Afore statehuid Province of New Jersey
Admission to Union 18 December 1787 (3rd)
Govrenor Chris Christie (R)
Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno (R)
Legislatur New Jersey Legislature
 • Upper hoose Senate
 • Lawer hoose General Assembly
U.S. Senators Frank Lautenberg (D)
Bob Menendez (D)
U.S. Hoose delegation 7 Democrats, 6 Republicans (leet)
Time zone Eastren: UTC -5/-4
ISO 3166 US-NJ
Abbreviations NJ, N.J.

New Jersey (Listeni/n ˈɜrzi/) is a state in the Northeastren an Middle Atlantic regions o the Unitit States. It is bordered on the north an east bi the U.S. state o New York, on the southeast and south by the Atlantic Ocean, on the wast bi Pennsylvania, an on the soothwast bi Delaware. New Jersey is the 4t least extensive, but the 11t maist populous an the maist densely populatit o the 50 United States. New Jersey lies maistly athin the sprawlin metropolitan auries o New York Ceety an Philadelphia. It is the third walthiest bi 2009–2010 median hoosehauld income an aw.[8]

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  1. The Garden State and Other New Jersey State Nicknames, Robert Lupp, New Jersey Reference Services, New Jersey State Library, October 12, 1994
  2. . MLA Data Center – Languages; – Languages. Retrieved June 4, 2012.  Missin or empty |title= (help)[whit? clarification needit]
  3. "Preliminary-cloth.indd" (PDF). Retrieved July 25, 2010. 
  4. "New jerseyite | Definition of New jerseyite at". Retrieved July 25, 2010. 
  5. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named PopEstUS
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Elevations and Distances in the United States". United States Geological Survey. 2001. Retrieved October 24, 2011. 
  7. Elevation adjusted to North American Vertical Datum of 1988.
  8. "Median Household Income by State – 2-Year Averages". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved September 18, 2011. 

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Precedit bi
Leet o U.S. states bi date o statehuid
Ratified Constitution on 18 December 1787 (3rd)
Succeedit bi