map of New Jersey UNITED STATES


  • some general data of the state

  • General useful information
    Note: some data are of constant value, while other are due to changes, fluctuations etc.
    State and population
    capital: Trenton // state code ISO: NJ ; FIPS: US34
    surface: 19214 = 7418 sq.mi // rank in USA: 46 // location: Middle Atlantic
    climate: moderate, with marked difference between NW and SE extremities
    entered USA as 3rd state ratifying the Constitution on: 1787-12-18
    administrative division: 21 counties
    total population according to the census of 2000: 8,414,350
    population density 2000: 438 per = 1135 per sq.mi // net growth 1999-2000: 8,9%
    main ethnic groups: white 72,6%; black 13,6%; Asian 5,7%; other 9%
    Economy and infrastructure
    chief crops: nursery & greenhouse, tomatoes, blueberries, peaches, peppers, cranberries, soybeans
    livestock (1000s): cattle: 48 / pigs: 14 / poultry: 2300 (excl. broilers)
    timber/lumber: pine, cedar, mixed hardwoods
    chief industries: pharmaceuticals/drugs, telecommunications, biotechnology, printing & publishing
    chief industrial products: chemical, electronic equipment, food
    chief mining products: crushed stone, sand & gravel, clays, peat
    Some physical landmarks
    highest point in the state: High Point 550 m = 1803 ft
    other mountains: Sunrise Mt. 504, Mt. Tammany 472, Mt. No More 351
    lowest point in the state: sea level
    lakes: Lake Hopatcong, Culvers Lake, Union Lake, Budd Lake, Lake Mohawk, Swartswood Lake
    artificial lakes: Round Valley res., Spruce Run Res., Wanaque Res., Oradell Res., Boonton Res.
    rivers: Delaware, Hudson
    others: islands: Long Beach Island, Wildwood, Brigatine // deserts: none
    Additional remarks, especially on the statistical information
    other important features:
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    primary sources:
    World almanac and book of facts; National Geographic Atlas of the World; maps: WN world @tlas

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    File created on 2003.03.03 by Jan Lahmeyer
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