New Jersey State
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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.

State Name:
New Jersey

Abbreviation:
NJ

Capital:
Trenton

Date of Statehood:
December 18, 1787

Population:
8,717,925 (US Census 2005 estimate)

Primary Agriculture:
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.

Primary Industry:
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.

Nickname:
The Garden State

Motto:
Liberty and prosperity.

Flower:
Violet (Legislation of 1971)
Picture of the Violet, the official state flower of New Jersey.

Tree:
Red Oak (Legislation of 1951)

Bird:
Eastern Goldfinch (Legislation of 1935)
Picture of the Eastern+Goldfinch, the official state bird of New Jersey.
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Fish:
Brook Trout (Legislation of 1991)

Insect:
Honey Bee (Legislation of 1974)

Gemstone:
None (Legislation Pending)

Official State Seal:
Official State Seal of New Jersey.
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Official State Flag:
Official State Flag of New Jersey.
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State Commemorative Quarter:
From the 1999-2008 United States Mint 50 State Quarters® Program
Commemorative state quarter of New Jersey.
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State Postage Stamp:
From the 2002 United States Postal Service Greetings from America series.
34 cent Greetings from America commemorative stamp of New Jersey state.
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