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Many symbols of New Jersey can be found in our New Jersey coloring pages section. This includes state map outlines, the flag, state flower, famous landmarks, state animals and other symbols of the region. These printables make a great resource for student reports.

Check out the New Jersey Unit of Study for all coloring pages, information, interactive puzzles, word jumbles, word searches, worksheets, and thematic book reviews. We even included a state quarter observation sheet!

New Jersey OutlineState Name: New Jersey
State Nickname: The Garden State
State Capital: Trenton
State Governor: Chris Christie
State Abbreviation: N.J.
2 letter Postal Code: NJ
Area: 8,219 square miles
Date Entered the Union: Dec. 18, 1787
State #: 3
Borders: Pennsylvania, New York, Hudson River, Atlantic Ocean, Delaware, Delaware River
New Jersey flagFlag Meaning: Symbols of the state seal are centered on a buff rectangle. There are 3 plows in the center of a blue shield. These plows, together with the goddess Ceres, on the right represent the agricultural importance of the state. Liberty stands on the left. The blue ribbon on the bottom includes the year of independence, 1776, and the state's motto - "Liberty and Prosperity." The flag originated in 1787 and was adopted in 1896.
Number of U.S. Representatives: 13
State Motto: Liberty and prosperity
State Flower: purple voilet
State Bird: eastern goldfinch
State Tree: red oak
State Mammal: horse
State Fish: brook trout
10 Largest Cities (in order of size): Newark, Jersey City, Paterson, Elizabeth, Trenton, Camden, Clifton, Passaic, East Orange, Union City
Famous Residents:
- Bud Abbott, comedian
- Count Basie, band leader
- Jon Bon Jovi, musician
- Aaron Burr, political leader
- Lou Costello, comedian
- Jerry Lewis, comedian
- Richard Nixon, president
- Frank Sinatra, singer and actor
- Bruce Springsteen, musician
- Bruce Willis, actor
Attractions: Delaware Water Gap, George Washington Bridge, Thomas Edison Laboratory, Princeton University, Atlantic City, Bust of Alexander Hamilton, Barnegat Lighthouse, Batsto, Burlington, Camden, Freehold, Somerville, Trenton
Agriculture: dairy products, eggs, fruits, poultry, vegetables
Natural Resources: clay, iron, sand, gravel, stone, fish

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