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New Jersey, the "Garden State"
Abbreviation
: NJ

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One of the original 13 states, New Jersey was named after the island of Jersey in the English Channel. New Jersey is a state of industrial cities and towns, but also of glistening beaches and popular summer resorts. It is one of the great coastal playgrounds of the United States. Atlantic City is one of the most well-known resorts. New Jersey is located between New York City and Philadelphia, making it a convenient location for tourists to the area.

New Jersey ist eine der 13 Kolonien, die sich zu den Vereinigten Staaten zusammen schlossen, und wurde nach der Insel Jersey im Ärmelkanal benannt. New Jersey hat zahlreiche Industriestädte, aber auch glitzernde Strände und beliebte Urlaubsorte. Es ist einer der großen Küstenorte der Vereinigten Staaten. Atlantic City ist eine der bekanntesten Urlaubsorte. Da sich New Jersey zwischen New York City und Philadelphia befindet, ist es eine praktische Ausgangsbasis fuer Touristen, die die Gegend bereisen

GOVERNMENT
Capital:
Trenton
Governor: Chris Christie, R
Senators: Frank R. Lautenberg, D (to Jan. 2015); Robert Menendez, D (to Jan. 2013)
House of Representatives: 13 districts |
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STATISTICS
Population (July 2005):
8,718,000; National Rank: 10; Percent change since April 2000: 3.6%
Land Area: 7,419 sq mi. (19,215 sq km); National Rank:
47
10 largest cities (2005 est): Newark, 280,666; Jersey City, 239,614; Paterson, 149,843; Elizabeth, 125,809; Trenton, 84,639; Camden, 80,010; Clifton, 79,922; Passaic, 68,338; East Orange, 68,190; Union City, 65,128

ECONOMY
Total Gross State Product 2005 prel. (billions of current dollars): 430.8
Per Capita Personal Income (2005):
$43,177; National Rank: 3
State Exports 2005 (millions of dollars): 21,080; National Rank: 12
Agriculture:
Nursery stock, horses, vegetables, fruits and nuts, seafood, dairy products.
Industry: Chemical products, food processing, electric equipment, printing and publishing, tourism.

Government
·
State of New Jersey Official Homepage
· Project VoteSmart
·
State and Local Government on the Internet

Statistics
· New Jersey Profile - Fedstats
· U.S. Census Bureau: 2000 Data for the State of New Jersey
· U.S. Census Bureau: State Data Centers: New Jersey

Economy
· New Jersey - Regional Accounts Data

Background
· 50States.com
· InfoPlease
·
State of New Jersey: Official Symbols
· Wikipedia: New Jersey
 

Travel
·
State of New Jersey: Tourist Office
New Jersey State: Parks, Forests, Recreation Areas & Marinas
Map (MapQuest)

For High School Students
ClassBrain.com: State Report
·
Explore the States
New Jersey Hangout
·
Stately Knowledge

Teacher Resources
·
ProTeacher: Lessons by State: New Jersey

Link Lists
·
GovEngine.com: Federal, State & Local Government Site
New Jersey (Google)
New Jersey (Yahoo)

 
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