New Jersey

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Location: North East of the United States

Bordering Countries/States: New York, Delaware, Pennsylvania

Capital City: Trenton

Other Cities and Sites: Atlantic City, Princeton, Cape May, Boardwalk, Thomas Edison National Historical Park, Grounds for Sculpture Museum, Battlefield State Park, Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, Liberty State Park

Language(s): English (69.4%), Spanish (15.9%), Indic (2.7%), Chinese (1.5%), Korean (1.1%), Other (5.7%)

Population: 8 million +

Religion: Catholicism (37.62%), Other Christian (2.81%), Judaism (2.47%), Methodist (2.12%), Islam (1.83%), Presbyterian (1.64%), Other (3.9%)

Known for: Princeton University, Atlantic City, Newark, busy roads, beaches, John Travolta, Real Housewives, politics, scenery, sports, blueberries, Meryl Streep, education, Jersey Shore, gambling, diners, ski resorts, Frank Sinatra , Boardwalk

Fun Facts:

  • New Jersey is the only state where all its counties are classified as metropolitan areas
  • North Jersey has the most shopping malls in one area in the world with seven major shopping malls in a 25 sq. mile radius
  • Atlantic City is where the street names came from for the game monopoly
  • The honeybee is New Jersey’s state bug
  • New Jersey has the most dense system of highways and railroads in the U.S
  • There is a spoon museum in New Jersey featuring over 5,400 spoons from every state and almost every country
  • New Jersey has the most diners in the world and is sometimes referred to as the diner capital of the world
  • Atlantic City has the longest boardwalk in the world
  • New Jersey has over 50 resort cities and towns, some of the nations most famous, Asbury park, Wildwood, Atlantic City, Seaside heights, Cape May
  • The first Drive-In Movie theatre was opened in Camden, New Jersey