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NEW JERSEY

(State of New Jersey)

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Atlantic City, New Jersey

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General Information:
  • Location: Northeastern United States
  • Capital: Trenton
  • Language(s): English
  • Population: 8,878,463
  • Total Area: 22,608 sq km
  • Curious Alcohol Fact: Although small, New Jersey has wineries
  • Most Popular Drink(s): Beers, wines
  • Nickname(s): The Garden State
  • What You Must Do in New Jersey: Visit the New Jersey Botanical Garden

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The State

Like New Hampshire, New Jersey is also one of the original 13 states and is also named after a location in Europe –the island of Jersey. The state is bordered to the north and east by the state of New York, to the west by Pennsylvania, south and southeast by the Atlantic Ocean and the state of Delaware flanks its southwestern side. A state full of diversities, New Jersey is one of the most densely populated states in the country and this can be attributed to the fact that it is located very close to major conurbations –New York and Philadelphia. Although New Jersey is one of the smallest states in the country, it is one of the most populous. The state can also be seen as a transit point for the millions of immigrants who are heading for New York City. Although climate can vary from region to region in the state, summers can be slightly hot and winters are usually cold. Drainage of the area is mainly done by the Delaware River, Raritan and the Hackensack River. The largest city is Newark and the capital city is Trenton and the nickname for the city is ‘The Garden State’. 

The People

For centuries, the state of New Jersey has played to hosts to immigrants and the influx continues to this day. Today, almost 70% of the people residing in the state are Whites and many of them are Germans, Irish, Russians, English and Italians. Others are Blacks (African Americans), American Indians, Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islanders. Interestingly, the state has a considerably large number of other ethnic groups that traditionally exist as minorities in other states. These include Africans, Chinese, Koreans, Arabs, Indians and Filipinos. Christianity is the major religion in the state and there is a tiny population of Muslims, Buddhists and followers of other faiths.  The state is bounded to the west by Pennsylvania, south and southeast by the Atlantic Ocean and the state of Delaware flanks its southwestern side. A state full of diversities, New Jersey is one of the most densely populated states in the country and this can be attributed to the fact that it is located very close to major conurbations –New York and Philadelphia. Although New Jersey is one of the smallest states in the country, it is one of the most populous. The state can also be seen as a transit point for the millions of immigrants who are heading for New York City. Although climate can vary from region to region in the state, summers can be slightly hot and winters are usually cold. Drainage of the area is mainly done by the Delaware River, Raritan and the Hackensack River. The largest city is Newark and the capital city is Trenton and the nickname for the city is ‘The Garden State’. 

Eating

When it comes to nice and tasty foods, forget the size of the Garden State, as you will be dazzled with the array of foods that the state has in stock for you. As a result of its proximity to New York City, foods such as pastrami, burgers and pizza are quite popular. However, the most interesting about New Jersey cuisine is that there are some foods, which are unique to the state itself. One of the best examples of such dishes is the ripper, a type of hot dog. If you stay in the capital, you are likely to enjoy meals containing tomato pie and pork roll. Apart from these foods, the various communities all over the state have their own mouth-watering dishes and you can try one or two Asian or African meals –which are usually served steaming hot! 

Drinking

There are various breweries in the state and what that simply implies is the constant supply of beers, ales and lagers of all kinds. As small as its, New Jersey also has a number of wineries and that means you can always get a glass of fine wine to finish your meal of sloppy joe! When it comes to nice and tasty foods, forget the size of the Garden State, as you will be dazzled with the array of foods that the state has in stock for you. As a result of its proximity to New York City, foods such as pastrami, burgers and pizza are quite popular. However, the most interesting about New Jersey cuisine is that there are some foods, which are unique to the state itself. One of the best examples of such dishes is the ripper, a type of hot dog. If you stay in the capital, you are likely to enjoy meals containing tomato pie and pork roll. Apart from these foods, the various communities all over the state have their own mouth-watering dishes and you can try one or two Asian or African meals –which are usually served steaming hot! 

Sports

When it comes to sports in the United States, New Jersey is clearly a leader. The most popular sports in the state include baseball (I love the New Jersey Jackals), soccer, basketball, football and ice hockey. The state is also home to some of the most impressive sporting facilities in the world.  

Interesting Facts
  • New Jersey is one of the richest states in the country.  
  • The state is actually named after one of the British islands.  
  • New Jersey is one of the last states to abolish slavery.  
  • Spanish is one of the most widely spoken languages in the state.  
  • New Jersey is a very important agricultural center in the country and is also home to one of the most important cranberry-growing regions. 
  • New Jersey has a very interesting nickname: the Garden State. 

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