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|Population: 7,904,000 (9th
State size: 7,787 square miles (46th in size)
State Capital: Trenton (named after William Trent, a Philadelphia businessman who laid out the town)
Major cities: Atlantic City, Elizabeth, Newark, Paterson and Trenton
Admission to union: The 3rd State
Date entered the union: December 18, 1787
Origin of state name: Named after Jersey, an island off the coast of England
Nicknames: The Garden State
Bordering states: New York and Pennsylvania with the Atlantic Ocean on the east.
State bird: Eastern Goldfinch
State flower: Purple Violet
State tree: Red Oak
Motto: Liberty and Prosperity
|New Jersey is a major industrial area including manufacturing and chemicals. Agriculture also plays a significant role with cattle farming, vegetables and fruit. Its beaches and country side also attract tourists.|
|The earliest settlers were the Dutch in 1623, followed by the Swedes in 1638. The British later colonized the area. George Washington and his army claimed the land in the name of the United States.|
|The board game Monopoly is based on the streets of Atlantic City.|
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