Map of topographic regions of New Jersey. The fourth smallest state in the United States covers an area of 22,608 km² (8,721 square miles), compared to the size of Belize or half the size of Estonia. This new map, courtesy of Reddit user DoNotMakeEyeContact, shows how many times each state would fit in the state of Texas. It definitely puts things into perspective.
New Jersey is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States. It is bordered to the north and east by the state of New York; to the east, southeast and south by the Atlantic Ocean; to the west by the Delaware River and Pennsylvania; and to the southwest by Delaware Bay and the state of Delaware. At 7,354 square miles (19,050 km), New Jersey is the fifth smallest state in land area; but with about 9.3 million residents, it ranks eleventh in population and first in population density. The state capital is Trenton and the largest city is Newark.
With the exception of Warren County, the state's 21 counties fall within the combined statistical areas of New York City or Philadelphia. New Jersey Democrats have majority control of both houses of the New Jersey Legislature (Senate, 24 to 16) and of the Assembly, 46 to 3, a 10 to 2 division of the state's twelve seats in the United States. It provides for a bicameral New Jersey legislature, consisting of a 40-member Senate in the 40-member Upper House and an 80-member Lower House General Assembly. The Pine Barrens region is located in the southern interior of New Jersey; it is covered quite extensively by mixed pine and oak forests.
The New Jersey Devils of the National Hockey League, based in Newark at the Prudential Center, are the only major league sports franchise that bears the name of the state. On December 18, 1787, New Jersey became the third state to ratify the Constitution of the United States, which was overwhelmingly popular in New Jersey, as it prevented New York and Pennsylvania from charging tariffs on products imported from Europe. As a result of an order from the New Jersey Supreme Court to fund schools in an equitable manner, the New Jersey legislature passed an income tax bill in 1976.New Jersey remains an important destination for immigrants and has one of the most multicultural populations in the United States. Most large municipalities and most residents of New Jersey are governed by municipalities with Faulkner Act statutes.
The Federal Office of Management and Budget divides the counties of New Jersey into seven metropolitan statistical areas, with 16 counties included in the metropolitan areas of New York City or Philadelphia. Secretary of Education Rick Rosenberg, appointed by Governor Jon Corzine, created the Education Promotion Initiative (EAI) to increase college admission rates by 10% for New Jersey high school students, reduce dropout rates by 15% and increase the amount of money spent on schools by 10%. New Jersey was one of the few states in the Union (the others were Delaware and Kentucky) that twice selected a candidate other than Abraham Lincoln in the national elections, and sided with Stephen Douglas (1860) and George B. Residents of New Jersey are commonly referred to as residents of New Jersey or, less commonly, as residents of New Jersey.
New Jersey is known for several foods developed in the region, such as Taylor ham (also known as pork roll), Sloppy Joe sandwiches, tomato pies, saltwater candies and Texas sausages. The New Jersey Turnpike is one of the most important and busiest highways in the United States. No New Jersey team has won more games in the NCAA Division I men's basketball tournament, and it's the only men's basketball program in the state to reach a modern national final. .
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