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Trenton is located on the eastern coast of the United States and is the capital of the State of New Jersey . The city is an important transportation hub, which has a river port. There are well-developed industries such as instrument making, the production of automobile and railway equipment, textile, silicate, ceramic, electronic and electrical industry.

In a suburb of Trenton, in Princeton, there is the famous Princeton University . The settlement, established by the Quakers, appeared in one thousand six hundred and seventy-ninth year. The city was built on the same site, owned by the Philadelphia merchant William Trent (after whom the city was named), in the seventeen hundred nineteenth year.

In the second half of the eighteenth century, Trenton becomes the arena for a bloody battle where the American troops under the command of George Washington opposed the Hessians - German mercenaries British. The history of this event went down as the "Battle of Trenton." During these events the Americans managed to get into the city suddenly and capture nine hundred Germans, the chief of them at the time was mortally wounded. Thanks to the victory in this battle, the American troops were able to capture a large quantity of ammunition and equipment. The forty-five-meter monument, which is dedicated to the "battle for Trenton" is one of the major local attractions.

Besides it what attract tourists to Trenton are the State Capitol, the old barracks, where the British troops lived during the Seven Years' War, the house of Douglas, where Washington was collecting military council, the Old Masonic Lodge, and of course, the oldest house in the city, owned by William Trent. Each American city has lots of sights to impress people with. You are always welcome to visit Trenton and for sure you will not regret. Memories are unforgettable.

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New Jersey is located on the Atlantic coast, not far from New York.
When it began to turn in business, in the noise of the big cities, tall skyscrapers, the anthill of the cars and people sometimes forgot that once at the same location was a different life.
Hundreds of years ago, long before the arrival of the Europeans on the grounds of what is New Jersey now, sometimes peacefully and sometimes not so quiet and very peaceful lived Indians.
A little hunting, then a little fighting.
Their descendants are known as the Delaware and Munsee Indians spread across North America.
The largest group of these Indians now live near Bartlesville, Oklahoma.
After the discovery of America by Columbus, the first who explored the coast of New Jersey, was the Italian explorer Giovanni da Verrazano.
It was already in 1524.
In 1609 for research purposes Hudson arrived, and the 1638-m founded the first colony.
The colony was founded by the Swedes.
This colony was located on the river Delaware.
In 1660, the Dutch founded the city.
How do you think it was called? It was the Dutch, then the city they called simply - Bergen.
Today this city exists, but is called Jersey City.
The British, who until then, apparently, did other things, came in 1664 in New Jersey and took control of the city of Bergen.
Maybe this is when it was renamed Jersey City.
The British did not always behave consistently.
Initially (in 1676), they shared New Jersey to East Jersey and West Jersey.
And then (in 1702), they have something went wrong, and they put two colonies back into one.
In 1721, there was one village, founded by William Trent .
In fact, it was, of course, a village.
But Trent village was named "Trent's Town".
No wonder they say, "How do you call a boat, so it will float.
" As a result, the village of Trent really grew into a city.
And even in 1790, became the capital of the state.
This town is now called Trenton .
  In the eighteenth century in America the pace of growth and change became too amazing.
In 1721 they founded the village.
And in 1746 in New Jersey, was founded the first university the Princeton University.
For a while Princeton was the capital of New Jersey.
During the war for independence, for a period from 1776 to 1783 years, in New Jersey occurred over a hundred battles.
For this staff even came to be called "The Crossroads of the Revolution".
New Jersey became the third state, which came into the United States.
It happened on December 18, 1787.
The flag of New Jersey was orange with the coat of arms in the middle.
Two women on the arms represent freedom and fertility.
Written on the tape making independence year - 1776.
The flag of the state was officially adopted in 1896.
In 1876, Thomas Edison opens up the laboratory in Menlo Park, and in 1879 invented the incandescent lamp (in New Jersey, and now have priority high technology - 11% of the funds going to the U.
for research is spent in New Jersey).
In 1883, Roselle was the first American city, which was lit by electricity.
World War II involved more than half a million people in New Jersey.
The state built battleships, heavy cruisers, aircraft engines and other military hardware.
The first line in New Jersey was built in 1951.
The first ski jump in 1963.
In 1978, in Atlantic City were legalized gambling, and opened its first casino.
Atlantic City - one of these sites attract crowds of people who cannot wait to give their money to someone.
Now New Jersey is one of the most economically developed states of America.
By volume of the gross domestic product is second only to staff large and populous states.
For example, such as New York, Texas, California while giving them the size of the territory.
In New Jersey, besides a well-developed network of roads and railways, there are twelve airports, two seaports.
The most developed industries are those chemical and electrical.
The large state income also bring financial sector and tourism (legal gambling are felt).
In the farm all standard - growing vegetables, fruit, nuts.
The largest cities in New Jersey: Newark , Jersey City , Paterson, Hamilton, Trenton and others.
Atlantic City is a resort and tourist city known around the world.
The territory of New Jersey is 7419 square miles of land and 1,303 square miles of water, total - 8722 square miles.
The state's population - 8.
5 million people.
Northwest States is not full with very high mountains, and in the rest, the terrain is mostly flat.
The climate in New Jersey is warm.
In January, the temperature roughly around zero (Celsius) and in July of about 30 degrees Celsius.
• Area of New Jersey - 22 608 km 2 (47 in the U.
) • The length of the State of New Jersey: o from the north to the south - 240 km o from the east to the west - 110 km • Region of New Jersey - Mid-Atlantic U.
  • Area of New Jersey - 22 608 km 2 (47 in the U.
) • The length of the State of New Jersey: o from the north to the south - 240 km o from the east to the west - 110 km • Region of New Jersey - Mid-Atlantic U.
• The highest point in the state of New Jersey - 550 meters above sea level • The lowest point in the state of New Jersey - 0 meters above sea level • Abbreviation of the state of New Jersey - NJ   • The capital of the State of New Jersey - Trenton • The largest city in New Jersey - Newark • Date of establishment of the State of New Jersey - December 18, 1787 (3 in U.
) • The population of New Jersey - about 8.
8 million people (11 in the U.
) • The population density in the state of New Jersey - 460 people per km 2 (1 in U.
) • The motto of the State of New Jersey - "Liberty and Prosperity" The nickname of New Jersey - " "The State of gardens", "Crossroads of the revolution" New Jersey got its name from the British island of Jersey, the largest of the Channel Islands, located in the English Channel.
Symbols of the State of New Jersey Violet - a symbol of the State of New Jersey • Tree New Jersey - red oak (Quercus rubra) • Flower of New Jersey - violet sister (Viola sororia) • Berry, New Jersey - tall blueberry • Animal of New Jersey - domestic horses (Equus ferus caballus) • Bird of New Jersey - American Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis) • Fish of New Jersey - American trout (lake char) (Salvelinus fontinalis) • Insect of New Jersey - honey bee (Apis mellifera) • Colors of New Jersey - yellow and blue