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New Jersey // Trenton // Middle Atlantic Region // Eastern Time
(The Garden State)
Dutch colony Nieuw Nederland: 1623 - 1664 (English conquest)
(Proprietary) Colony established[1]: 1664 by Lord Berkely and Sir George
Carteret, Royal Colony in 1702
Independence declared: July 4, 1776
Union admittance: December 18, 1787 // 3rd state
[1] From 1674 to 1702 the colony was divided into
the Provinces of East Jersey and West Jersey.
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#4308 // April 16, 2010
(self-adhesive coil definitive)
Flags of Our Nation Series
New Jersey State Flag
sand sculpture on a beach
#1982 // April 14, 1982
(ex pane of 50 different stamps)
State Bird & Flower of
New Jersey
American Goldfinch
(Carduelis tristis)
and Violet
#1635 // February 23, 1976
(ex pane of 50 different stamps)
American Bicentennial Series
New Jersey State Flag

#1247 // June 15, 1964 // Elizabeth, NJ
English colonization of New Jersey

The landing of Captain
Philip Carteret (* 1639, † 1682) at Elizabethtown,
first (1665 - 1672) and fourth (1674 - 1682)
English governor of the colony,
outline map of New Jersey

Stamp design from a mural in the
Essex County Courthouse, Newark, NJ,
painted (1906/7) by Howard Pyle
(* 1853, † 1911),
US American illustrator and author

#2338 // September 11, 1987 // Trenton, NJ
New Jersey Statehood,
Ratification of the Constitution
on December 18, 1787

Farmer with fruit basket

#3590 // April 4, 2002
(ex pane of 50 stamps, one for each state)
Greetings from New Jersey

Illustration of contemporary postcard
in the style of the 1930s/1940s

View New Jersey state quarter
View New Jersey state map
View New Jersey clock

The state was named after the English Channel Island Isle of Jersey.
New Jersey is also known as "Crossroads of the Revolution"; about 300 battles
and clashes during the American War of Independence (1775 - 1783)
took place on the territory of the colony.
Ocean City, Cape May County, NJ, is a world-famous seashore community and
"America's Greatest Family Resort®",
while Atlantic City, Atlantic County, NJ, located on Absecon Island,
with its gambling casinos and as ideas provider for the original version of
the board game Monopoly, bears the nickname "America's Favorite Playground".
Furthermore Middletown, Monmouth County, NJ is the home of the
world-celebrated American cult band Bon Jovi acting since 1983.
And last but not least the world's first drive-in movie theater
was established in 1933 near Camden, Camden County, NJ.
Land Area
rounded mi2 [km2]
7,417 [19.210]
ranked 46th
(census 2010)
ranked 11th
Population Density
per mi2 [km2] of land area
1,196 [458]
ranked 2nd
The State of New Jersey has 21 counties.


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