New Jersey is one of the 50 states of the United States. The state is located in the Northeastern region of the US and has 8,821,155 inhabitants (2011). The capital is Trenton and the standard abbreviation for New Jersey is NJ.
New Jersey borders New York to the north and Pennsylvania and Delaware to the west. New Jersey is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the east and south.
The Delaware River forms the entire western border of the state. The bay south of the state is the Delaware Bay.
With a population of over 8.8 million in an area of approximately 22,000 km2, New Jersey is the most populous state in the United States.
New Jersey is divided into four landscapes. In the far northwest run the chains of the Kittatinny Mountains. Here is the highest point in the state, High Point with an altitude of 550 meters.
Part of the state consists of a so-called tableland. These are the New England Upland, which are nowhere wider than about 20 miles. A third landscape form is the Piedmont Lowlands, which are up to 300 meters high. In addition,
New Jersey has a coastal plain, which covers approximately 60% of the total area of the state. This plain is closed off on the sea side by a row of dunes. Along the coast are islands, peninsulas and salt marshes that are submerged at high tide.
Lakes and Rivers
The major rivers in New Jersey are the Hudson and the Delaware. The latter forms the border with the neighboring states of Pennsylvania and Delaware.
There are numerous lakes in the north of the state, of which Lake Hopatcong and Greenwood Lake, which is partly located in New York State, are the largest.
Lake Wanaque was created by a dam of 457 meters in the valley of the Wanaque River, a tributary of the Passaic.
Climate and Vacation
New Jersey is characterized by a locally variable climate. The south has cool summers and mild winters. The temperature differences increase to the north.
In the mountainous northwest of New Jersey is the beautiful Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.
Numerous beautiful natural areas can be found along the Atlantic coast of the state.
In a number of places there are reminders of the American Revolutionary War. The town of Princeton with Princeton University is also a historic landmark for a vacation.
Cities New Jersey
The main cities in New Jersey are next to the capital Trenton: Newark, Jersey City, Paterson, Elizabeth, Edison, Woodbridge Township, Lakewood Township, Toms River Township.
Hamilton Township, Clifton, Camden, Brick Township, Cherry Hill Township, Passaic, Middletown Township, Union City, Old Bridge Township, Gloucester Township, East Orange, Bayonne.
New Jersey counties
According to countryaah.com, the state of New Jersey is administratively divided into 21 counties. These are Atlantic, Bergen, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Essex, Gloucester, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Salem, Somerset, Sussex, Union and Warren.
New Jersey is located in the northeastern United States. The state borders the states of New York, Pennsylvania and Delaware. New Jersey is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the east and south. The capital is Trenton.
Lower Delaware NWSR
The Delaware River flowing through the state of New Jersey is one of the last major rivers in America that is not interrupted by a dam or other control structure along its main course. It is considered a river with exceptional water quality, therefore it has also been declared a protected river by the state and is under the protection of the National Park Service. The river crosses an area of low wooded mountains, but also crosses a mountain ridge, where it subsequently forms the interesting area of Water Gap. The 64 km section of the Delaware River is designated for recreational purposes and thus crosses the counties of Sussex and Waren. The Appalachian Trail runs along the eastern border of the area.
The surroundings are interesting mainly because the Delaware River has created beautiful geological formations here over the millennia. However, you can also enjoy beautiful nature, rural scenery, waterfalls, and the historic Millbrook Village is definitely worth a visit. Visitors can enjoy hiking, canoeing, swimming, biking, horseback riding, or camping in the Lower Delaware area. Hunting and fishing is allowed here only in season and on the basis of a state license. The park is open to the public every day throughout the year. The road to it can only be closed due to the amount of snow, ice, or other dangerous conditions.
The Delaware Water Gap is a popular destination for tourists from all over America, in 2009 Forbes Traveler magazine listed it as the 14th most visited destination in the US. Numerous copper mines from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries are located around the Delaware River, adding to its appeal. We also find the Abraham van Carpen house from 1725, which is the oldest house in Warren County.