New Jersey State
New Jersey State Symbols, Facts & Info
The United States of America accepted New Jersey as the 3rd state to enter the union. Below, you will find the official state symbols and interesting facts about New Jersey.
Date of Statehood:
December 18, 1787
8,717,925 (US Census 2005 estimate)
New Jersey ranks high in the production of almost all garden vegetables. Crops include tomatoes, asparagus, corn, and blueberries. Livestock animals include poultry and dairy farming.
New Jersey's single largest industry is chemicals, as one of the foremost research centers in the world. Many large oil refineries are located in northern New Jersey. Other important industries include pharmaceuticals, instruments, machinery, electrical goods, and apparel.
The Garden State
Liberty and prosperity.
Violet (Legislation of 1971)
Red Oak (Legislation of 1951)
Eastern Goldfinch (Legislation of 1935)
Brook Trout (Legislation of 1991)
Honey Bee (Legislation of 1974)
None (Legislation Pending)
Official State Seal:
Official State Flag:
State Commemorative Quarter:
From the 1999-2008 United States Mint 50 State Quarters® Program
State Postage Stamp:
From the 2002 United States Postal Service
Greetings from America series.
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