New Jersey State Symbols, Facts & Info
The United States of America accepted New Jersey as the 3rd state to enter the union. Below, you will find the official state symbols and interesting facts about New Jersey.
State Name: New Jersey
Capital of New Jersey State: Trenton
Date of Statehood: December 18, 1787
New Jersey State Population: 8,717,925 (US Census 2005 estimate)
Primary Agriculture: New Jersey ranks high in the production of almost all garden vegetables. Crops include tomatoes, asparagus, corn, and blueberries. Livestock animals include poultry and dairy farming.
Primary Industry: New Jersey's single largest industry is chemicals, as one of the foremost research centers in the world. Many large oil refineries are located in northern New Jersey. Other important industries include pharmaceuticals, instruments, machinery, electrical goods, and apparel.
New Jersey State Nickname: The Garden State
New Jersey State Motto: Liberty and prosperity.
New Jersey State Flower:
Violet (Viola sororia)(Legislation of 1971)
New Jersey State Tree: Red Oak (Legislation of 1951)
New Jersey State Bird:
Eastern Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis)(Legislation of 1935)
New Jersey State Fish: Brook Trout (Legislation of 1991)
New Jersey State Insect: Honey Bee (Legislation of 1974)
New Jersey State Gemstone: None (Legislation Pending)
Official State Seal:
Official State Flag:
State Commemorative Quarter:
From the 1999-2008 United States Mint 50 State Quarters® Program
New Jersey State Postage Stamp:
From the 2002 United States Postal Service Greetings from America series.
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New Jersey State License Plate:
Photo under license from collector Jim Moini ©2011.
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