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The Garden State
Capital:   Trenton
Motto:   Liberty and Prosperity
Population:   8.8 million
Area of state:   8,721 sq. mi.
Admitted to U.S.:   1787

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New Jersey, nicknamed "The Garden State," borders New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware and the Atlantic Ocean. It was admitted to the Union in 1787.

New Jersey comprises of three branches: the executive, headed by the Governor of New Jersey, the legislative, and judicial, headed by the New Jersey Supreme Court. It has two members of the U.S. Senate, a total of 12 members of the U.S. House of Representatives, 80 members of the General Assembly and 40 members of the State Senate.

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