Covering an area of 22,591.38 sq. km, the State of New Jersey is located in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States.
As observed on the map, Michigan comprises of four distinct geographic regions: the mountainous ridge and valleys in the north-western part, followed by the Highlands and the Piedmont Plateau, and the relatively flat Atlantic Coastal Plain.
In the far north-western corner, the forested Kittatinny Range – a part of the Appalachian Mountains, stretches across the state. Located in Sussex County, just to the south of the New York border is High Point – the state’s highest point, which rises to an elevation of 1,803ft (550m). These mountains then slope southeast into the rolling hills of the Piedmont Plateau, which is a broad area of small lakes, rivers, streams, and narrow valleys.
Over many centuries, the Delaware River has sliced through the Kittatinny Range, forming a wide, deep water gap, or break, known as the Delaware Water Gap.
The Highland's main feature is a series of flat-topped ridges of rock and slate that extend across the border into Pennsylvania and New York. The Highlands are also the site of numerous small lakes, rivers, and streams.
The Pine Barrens, also known as the Pinelands, is a protected area of forests, swamps, and marshes. It also contains a huge reservoir (trillions of gallons) of some of the purest water on the planet.
The Barrier Islands front most of the Coastal Plain and is a broad area of lowlands, swamps, and miles of white-sand beaches running almost through the complete length of the state. From there, the land rises into a few scattered rolling hills in the southwest and the central part of the state.
The most significant rivers in New Jersey are the Delaware and Hudson. The Delaware River forms the state's entire western border with Pennsylvania and most of its border with the State of Delaware. The Hudson River forms a natural border between north-eastern New Jersey and New York. Other important rivers include the Great Egg Harbor, Maurice, Raritan, Mullica, Muscanetcong, Passaic, and Toms. Lake Hopatcong, located in the Morris and Sussex counties, is the largest freshwater lake in New Jersey.
The Delaware Bay is a large estuary outlet of the Delaware River. It has an estimated 782 sq. miles area, and its water mixes for many miles with the waters of the Atlantic Ocean. The state’s lowest point is at the Atlantic Ocean (0ft).
The State of New Jersey is divided into 21 counties. In alphabetical order, these counties are: Atlantic, Bergen, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Essex, Gloucester, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Salem, Somerset, Sussex, Union, Warren.
With an area of 22,591.38 sq. km, New Jersey is the 4th smallest and the 11th most populous state in the USA. Located on the Delaware River is Trenton – the capital city of New Jersey. It is among the seven state capitals situated in the Piedmont Plateau. Trenton serves as a manufacturing hub for automobile parts, rubber, plastics, electrical, glass, and textile industries. Situated in the northeastern part of the state, on the west bank of the Passaic River is Newark – the largest and the most populous city in New Jersey. It serves as the chief shipping, air, and rail hub of the USA. The Newark seaport also functions as the chief transportation and distributing center, and is one of the busiest seaports on the East Coast of the United States.
The State of New Jersey is located in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States. New Jersey is bordered by the Hudson River and the state of New York in the north and northeast, by the Atlantic Ocean in the east and southeast, by the Delaware River and the state of Pennsylvania in the west, and by the Delaware Bay and the state of Delaware in the south and southwest.
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This page was last updated on February 25, 2021