New Jersey

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Introduction

New Jersey is a state in the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. It is bordered on the north and east by New York state , on the southeast and south by the Atlantic Ocean, on the west by Pennsylvania , and on the southwest by Delaware. New Jersey is the fourth smallest state, but the 11- most populous and the most densely populated of the 50 united states.

Regions

  • Northern New Jersey
  • Central New Jersey
  • Southern New Jersey

History

American Revelution

New Jersey was one of the Thirteen Colonies that revolted against British rule in the American Revolution . The New Jersey Constitution of 1776 was passed July 2, 1776, just two days before the Second Continental Congress declared American Independence from Great Britain.

Sports

Some National League team.

  • New Jersey Devils. ( Ice Hockey)
  • New York Giants.( Football)
  • New York Jets ( Football)
  • New York Red Bulls ( Soccer)
  • Sky Blue FC ( Women's Soccer)
  • Lakewood Blue Claw( Baseball)
  • New Jersey Jackals (Baseball)
  • Trenton Thunder (Baseball)
  • Camden River sharks( Baseball)
  • Newark Bears( Baseball)
  • Somerset Patriots( Baseball)

Demography

AreaRanked 47

- Total8,722.58 sq mi
(22,591.38 km2)

- Width 70 miles (112 km)

- Length170 miles (273 km)

- water 15.7%

- Latitude 38° 56′ N to 41° 21′ N

- Longitude73° 54′ W to 75° 34′ W

Natural Resources

Almost half of New Jersey is wooded. The chief tree of the northern forests is the oak. Jersey oak has been used extensively in shipping building. A large part of the southern section is in pine.

The mineral resources in New Jersey are small. The state, however, does rank high in smelting and refining minerals from other states. Some mining activity does still take place in the area in and around the Franklin furnace , which was long a center of Zinc production .

New Jersey is second in the nation in solar power installations, enabled by one of the country's most favorable net metering policies, and the renewable energy certificates program. The state has more than 10,000 solar installations

Cuisine

New Jersey is known for several foods developed within the region, including Pork rolls (or Taylor ham), Submarine Sand witches (known locally as hoagies or heroes), Chess Stakes .