New Jersey, located in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States, has the 11th highest population in the United States with approximately 8,685,920 people according to the 2007 census. New Jersey is bordered by New York on the north, by Delaware on the southeast, by Pennsylvania on the west, and by the Atlantic Ocean on the east.
The pharmaceutical industry, telecommunications, chemical development, electric equipment, and tourism have been important for this state’s economy. This state houses several major pharmaceutical companies and telecommunications firms. Twenty four Fortune 500 companies can also be found in New Jersey.
New Jersey, overall, is famous for having one of the best public education systems in the United States. Students from this state also earn the highest average scores for AP tests in public schools. New Jersey is currently ranked first in the nation in funding for K-12 education. More scientists and engineers can be found per square mile than anywhere else in the world.
New Jersey is also the birthplace of several famous rock and rap music artists. Lauryn Hill, Queen Latifah, Bruce Springsteen, and Frank Sinatra are all from New Jersey.
The capital of New Jersey is Trenton. Its largest city is Newark.