Monday, January 15, 2018

January - Week 3 - New Jersey - the Garden State

3 New Jersey

Admitted to the US - December 18, 1787
Postal abbreviation – NJ
Capital – Trenton
Area – 8,721.30  square miles [47th largest in the US]
Population as of census 2010 – 8,791,894 [11th largest in the US]
Population density per square mile - 1,195.50 [2nd largest in the US]
Area codes – 201, 609, 732, 856, 908, 973
Zip codes – 07001 - 08989
Number of counties – 21
State nickname – Garden State
State motto – Liberty and Prosperity

Fun facts 
-New Jersey has the highest number of toxic waste dumps of any state in the US
-More Revolutionary War battles were fought in New Jersey than in any other colony
-As of 2012, the 6-mile long Atlantic City boardwalk is the longest boardwalk in the world
-The Hindenburg disaster occurred in Lakehurst New Jersey
-The properties in the US board game Monopoly are named after streets in Atlantic City

Law Schools
Rutgers Law 
Seton Hall Law 
Why does New Jersey have the most toxic waste dumps and California have the most lawyers? 

Military facts
Military schools 
NJ Department of Military and Veterans Affairs 
Military bases 

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