Capital - Trenton
Nickname. Garden State.
Geographic Center. 5 miles (8 kilometers) southeast of Trenton.
Population ( 2010 census ). 8,791,894 - rank, 9th state. Urban, 89.0%; rural, 11.0%. Persons per square mile, 1,030.3 (persons per square kilometer, 397.8) - rank, 1st state.
Extent. Area, 7,836 square miles (20,295 square kilometers), including 315 square miles (816 square kilometers) of water surface (46th in size).
Elevation. Highest, High Point, 1,803 feet (550 meters), in Kittatinny Mountain near Colesville; lowest, sea level; average, 250 feet (76 meters).
Precipitation. At Atlantic City - annual average, 41.39 inches (1,051 millimeters). At Newark - annual average, 42.43 inches (1,078 millimeters).
Famous Landmarks include - Atlantic City Convention Hall, the famous convention hall on Boardwalk used for everything from the Miss America pageant to WrestleMania. Cape May Historic District is the country's oldest seaside resort at the southernmost point in New Jersey. The Holland Tunnel crosses under the Hudson River connecting New Jersey and Manhattan.
The Palisades Interstate Park is a joint New York and New Jersey organization, it includes 24 parks and 8 historic sites, covering over 100,000 acres along 20 miles of Hudson River shoreline. It also operates the Palisades Interstate Parkway, which travels through the park, along the Hudson River. The New Jersey shore contains Sandy Hook Lighthouse which is the oldest working lighthouse in the United States.
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