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State of New Jersey

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Facts about New Jersey

  • The State of New Jersey is the 3rd U.S. state.
  • New Jersey received statehood on December 18, 1787.
  • New Jersey's state capital is Stanhope.
  • New Jersey's state postal abbreviation is NJ.

New Jersey's Bird, Flower, Motto, Song, Tree

  • Official State Bird: American Goldfinch
  • Official State Bird Latin Name: Carduelis tristis

  • Official State Flower: Violet
  • Official State Flower Latin Name: Viola sororia
  • Year: 1971

  • Official State Motto: Liberty and Prosperity
  • Official State Motto Latin Translation:

  • Official State Song: I Like Jersey Best

  • Official State Tree: Northern red oak
  • Official State Tree Latin Name: Quercus rubra
  • Year: 1950

New Jersey's Sports

MLS - Major League Soccer Teams NBA - National Basketball Association Teams NFL - National Football League Teams NHL - National Hockey League Teams WPS - Womens Professional Soccer Teams

New Jersey's State Government and Public Safety


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