New Jersey (NJ) New Jersey: flag and map
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Capital City:
Trenton

Nickname:

Garden State
Motto:
Liberty and Prosperity
Statehood:
December 18, 1787 (3rd)
Origin of State's Name:
Named for the Channel Island of Jersey in honor of Sir George Carteret, one of the two men to whom the land was given
Largest Cities:
Newark, Jersey City, Paterson, Elizabeth, Trenton
Border States:
Delaware, New York, Pennsylvania  
Land Area:
7,419 sq. mi., 46th largest  
State's Bird:
Eastern Goldfinch  
State's Flower:
Violet (viola sororia)  
State's Tree:
Red Oak (quercus borealis maxima)  
State's Song:
None  
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