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Great Falls of the Passaic River in Paterson, New Jersey
Great Falls of the Passaic River in Paterson, New Jersey.
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About New Jersey

Location map of New Jersey state USA
Where in the United States is New Jersey? Location map of New Jersey in the US.

New Jersey is one of the 50 federal states of the United States of America, located in the northeastern US mainland.
It borders the State of New York in the north and northeast, Delaware, across Delaware Bay, in the south and southwest, and Pennsylvania in the west across the Delaware River. It is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean in the east.

The region was colonized in the early 17th century by Dutch and Swedish settlers; they founded New Netherland and New Sweden.
The entire area was ceded to Britain in 1664. In 1776 New Jersey became one of the original thirteen states. Admission to the Union on 18th December 1787, it was admitted as the 3rd state.

New Jersey State Map
Reference Map of New Jersey
General Map of New Jersey, United States.

The detailed map shows the US state of New Jersey with boundaries, the location of the state capital Trenton, major cities and populated places, rivers and lakes, interstate highways, principal highways, and railroads.

You are free to use this map for educational purposes (fair use); please refer to the Nations Online Project.

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Some Geography

New Jersey Topographic Regions Map Topographic Regions Map of New Jersey.

The United States' fourth-smallest state occupies an area of 22,608 km² (8,721 sq mi) [1], compared it is about the size of Belize or half the size of Estonia. Compared with other US states, New Jersey would fit into Texas 31 times.

Despite its relatively small area New Jersey is ranked 11th in the population list of US states. The most densely populated state in the US is located at the center of the Northeast Megalopolis (also known as the Boston–Washington Corridor), between Boston and New York City to the northeast, and Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C., to the southwest. The most urbanized region in the United States has a population of over 50 million.

New Jersey's main rivers are the Delaware River, which defines the border with Pennsylvania, and the Hudson River, which forms a section of the border with New York state.

Highest point
The highest point in the state is "High Point" with 549.6 m (1,803 ft) located in the northern corner of New Jersey.

Jersey Shore
Along the Atlantic coast, in the east of the state, is Jersey Shore with its coastal cities and towns. It is a popular vacation region, famous for its beaches, barrier island, many boardwalks with arcades, rock and roll clubs, water and amusement parks. Over 40 communities cater to visitors from New Jersey, New York, and Philadelphia.


New Jersey State House in the city of Trenton
Rendered image of the New Jersey State House in Trenton, New Jersey's state capital. The American Renaissance style building houses the bicameral legislature of New Jersey.
Image: Google
The "Garden State" (its nickname) is the most densely-populated state in the US with a population of 8.8 million people (est. 2019). [2]

New Jersey lies within the sphere of influence of two major metropolitan areas: in the northeast, the huge urban area of New York City with a population of 23.7 million people, and in the west, the Delaware Valley, also known as the Philadelphia metropolitan area with more than 7 million people.

The state capital is Trenton (pop. 84,000), the largest city is Newark (pop. 281,000), the largest urban area is New York metropolitan area (New York-Newark-Jersey City; pop. 23.6 million) [3]

Blair Arch at Princeton University, Princeton
Blair Arch at Princeton University, a private Ivy League research university located in Princeton, New Jersey.
Image: Haley Betrayal

Other major cities in New Jersey are Jersey City, Paterson, Elizabeth, Edison, Woodbridge, and Lakewood.

Spoken languages are English 70% and Spanish 16%.

Race and Ethnic groups
The population of New Jersey is composed of White alone 54.9%, Hispanic or Latino 20.6%, African American 15.0%, Asian 10.0%, and Native American 0.6%. [4]

By far the largest airport in the state is Newark Liberty International Airport (IATA code: EWR), another major airport is Atlantic City International Airport (IATA code: ACY).
Cities and Towns in New Jersey

Downtown Newark, New Jersey
Downtown Jersey City at Hudson riverfront, New Jersey, seen from Manhattan, New York.
Image: massmatt
The map shows the location of following cities and towns in New Jersey:

The largest cities in New Jersey with a population of more than 100,000 (est. 2012) are
Newark (277,000),

Jersey City (248,000)
Paterson (147,000)
Elizabeth (125,000)

Other cities and townships:

Asbury Park, Atlantic City, Bridgetown, Camden, Cape May, Freehold, Glassboro, Hammonton, Lakewood, Long Branch, Millville, Mt Holly, New Brunswick, Ocean City, Passaic, Phillipsburg, Salem, Toms River, Trenton, Vineland, and Wildwood.

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20 Most Populous U.S. Cities (in 2018):
1. New York City 2. Los Angeles 3. Chicago 4. Houston 5. Phoenix 6. Philadelphia 7. San Antonio 8. San Diego 9. Dallas 10. San Jose 11. Austin 12. Jacksonville 13. Fort Worth 14. Columbus 15. San Francisco 16. Charlotte 17. Indianapolis 18. Seattle, 19. Denver, 20. Washington D.C.

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