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What is the Abbreviation for New Jersey?
The two digit state code or abbreviation of New Jersey (NJ) known as the "Garden State". New Jersey has 21 counties, and the capital of the State is Trenton.


The two digit state code or abbreviation of New Jersey is determined by taking the 'Initial Letter of 2 words' of the State's name.  The two letter, no-period state abbreviation of NJ is recommended by the U.S. Postal Service and should always be used where a ZIP code follows. The purpose of introducing the NJ Abbreviation for New Jersey was to make room for ZIP codes in the mailing addresses. There was no attempt to standardize the format of the abbreviations which is why they are usually memorized.

Map of New Jersey


AP State Abbreviation
The AP State Abbreviations, the old State Abbreviations, are still in use. The AP State Abbreviation for New Jersey is:


The Associated Press (AP) style of abbreviation, the old style, is still used by journalists and business people. As some two digit state codes are determined from the first and last letter of the old abbreviation they are important to those learning about the abbreviations of the US States.

New Jersey - (NJ) - N.J.

Map showing location of New Jersey in USA

Where is New Jersey? (NJ)

The State of New Jersey is located the North eastern United States on the Atlantic Ocean.


Abbreviation of New Jersey - Two Digit State Code Rules
There is no standard format to the State Abbreviations. It's therefore not surprising that you needed to know "What is the Abbreviation for New Jersey?  The rules to determine the state acronym, or abbreviation is by the 'First Two Letters', the 'First and Last Letter', the 'Initial Letter of 2 words' and those determined by the 'First and Last Letter of the Old Abbreviation'.

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New Jersey Abbreviation (NJ)

Initials & Acronym - NJ
Initials determined by the 'Initial Letter of 2 words'
Facts about AP style
New Jersey - (NJ) - N.J.
What state is NJ? Abbr. of states
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Old states initials, letters and acronym
Two letter abbreviation of New Jersey (NJ)

Abbreviation (NJ)

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