New Jersey
New Jersey: The Garden State
Map of U.S. showing location of New Jersey


CAPITAL: Trenton

STATEHOOD: 1787; 3rd state

ATTRACTIONS: Cape May, Wildwood, Atlantic City

FUN FACT: In the 19th century southern New Jersey remained largely agricultural, while the northern part of the state rapidly industrialized.

New Jersey state flag
State Flower: purple violet; State Bird: yellowhammer; State Animal: horse; State Quarter

Click the full-screen arrows in the upper right to see the whole image.

Photo credits: Anastasia Shapochkina, Dreamstime (horse); Brian Kushner, Dreamstime (goldfinch); Brian Lasenby, Dreamstime (violet); Gaussian Blur, iStockphoto (quarter); Americanspirit, Dreamstime (flag)

Keep exploring the states!


Facts and photos

Browse them all!

Watch music videos!

Learn about the u.s.states.

Map the states!

Use our interactive world map.