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New Jersey is a state in the Mid-Atlantic region of the Northeastern United States. It is bordered on the north and east by the state of New York; on the east, southeast, and south by the Atlantic Ocean; on the west by the Delaware River and Pennsylvania; and on the southwest by Delaware Bay and the State of Delaware. New Jersey is the fourth-smallest state by area but the 11th-most populous, with 8,882,190 residents as of 2019 and an area of 8,722.58 square miles, making it the most densely populated of the 50 U.S. states, with its biggest city being Newark. New Jersey lies completely within the combined statistical areas of New York City and Philadelphia. New Jersey was the second-wealthiest U.S. state by median household income as of 2017.
New Jersey was inhabited by Native Americans for more than 2,800 years, with historical tribes such as the Lenape along the coast. In the early 17th century, the Dutch and the Swedes founded the first European settlements in the state. The English later seized control of the region, naming it the Province of New Jersey after the largest of the Channel Islands, Jersey, and granting it as a colony to Sir George Carteret and John Berkeley, 1st Baron Berkeley of Stratton. New Jersey was the site of several important battles during the American Revolutionary War in the 18th century.
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The Palisades Interstate Parkway
) is a 38.25-mile (61.56 km) long limited-access highway
in the U.S. states
of New Jersey
and New York
. The parkway is a major commuter
route into New York City
counties in New York and Bergen County
in New Jersey. The southern terminus of the route is at the George Washington Bridge
in Fort Lee, New Jersey
, where it connects to Interstate 95
(I-95), U.S. Route 1–9
(US 1–9), US 46
and Route 4
. Its northern terminus is at a traffic circle
in Fort Montgomery, New York
, where the PIP meets US 9W
and US 202
at the Bear Mountain Bridge
. At exit 18, the PIP forms a concurrency
with US 6
for the duration of its run.
The route is named for the New Jersey Palisades, a line of cliffs rising along the western side of the Hudson River. In New Jersey, the parkway is designated, but not signed as, Route 445. A short spur in Fort Lee is designated, but not signed as, Route 445S. In New York, the roadway is designated New York State Route 987C (NY 987C), an unsigned reference route. As with most parkways in the New York metropolitan area, commercial traffic is prohibited from using the PIP. The Palisades Interstate Parkway was built from 1947–1958, and fully opened to traffic on August 28, 1958.
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The original provinces of West and East New Jersey are shown in yellow and green respectively. The Keith Line is shown in red, and the Coxe and Barclay Line is shown in orange.
Paterson, known as the "Silk City", has become a prime destination for an internationally diverse pool of immigrants, with at least 52 distinct ethnic groups.
The New Jersey State Quarter
High-rise residential complexes in the borough of Fort Lee
New Jersey population distribution
View of New Jersey's largest city, Newark, 1874
A heat map showing median income distribution by county in New Jersey
The Great Falls of the Passaic River
A map of the 107-mile long Morris Canal across northern New Jersey
A fleet of naval forces being constructed in the Camden shipyards
Michael Schleisser and the "Jersey man-eater" as seen in the Bronx Home News
Map of New Jersey showing major transportation networks and cities
The relative location of the New Netherland and New Sweden settlements in eastern North America
The Province of New Jersey, Divided into East and West, commonly called The Jerseys,
1777 map by William Faden
A modern map which approximates the relative size and location of the settled areas of New Netherland and New Sweden, which was never officially recognized by the Dutch Republic
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