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Trenton, New Jersey (NJ)

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Where is the Capital of New Jersey?
The Map of New Jersey (NJ) shows the location of the state capital in the "Garden State". New Jersey has 21 counties, and the capital of the State is Trenton. On a map, the capital city is always indicated by a star. Interesting fun facts about Trenton including its history, location, county, current population, size of the city and the nickname of Trenton, New Jersey.


The Map of New Jersey and map provides an outline of the state, which covers 8,722 square miles. The size of the state's capital city, Trenton, is 8.15 square miles. Test your recognition skills of the map of the state of , New Jersey, and knowledge of its capital, with our State Maps Quiz Game.

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Where is Trenton located?
The location of Trenton is in the center of the state at the Delaware River. The city is located in Mercer county, New Jersey.

Capital of New Jersey - Trenton
Each of the 50 states have their own capital city. The city of Trenton, New Jersey is the capital of the state. The capital does not have to be the largest city in the state, but is usually centrally located either geographically or by population.

The capital is the prominent city, in a political sense, as being the seat of the general government of the state where the state legislature, senate, governor, mayor and other state offices are located.

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Where is New Jersey? (NJ)

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


History & Facts on Trenton, the Capital of New Jersey
The History and Fast, fun facts about Trenton, the capital city of the "Garden State":

History & Facts about Trenton, New Jersey - Fast Fact Sheet

Fact 1: The Capital of the State is Trenton, although the largest city is Newark

Fact 2: The state covers 8,722 square miles and the size of the capital of Trenton is 8.15 square miles
Fact 3: The population of the capital city - 84,477. Nickname "Turning Point of the Revolution"
Fact 4: Trenton is the county seat of Mercer county.

Fact 5 on History: In 1679 Quakers established the first settlement in the area.

Fact 6 on History: The first names given to the town was the Falls and then Stacy's Mills.

Fact 7 on History: The settlement was eventually named "Trent-towne" in honor of landowner William Trent (c. 1653 - 1724). The name was shortened and the city became known as Trenton.

Fact 8 on History: During the American Revolutionary War (17751783), William Trent's house was used by Hessian officers fighting for the British

Fact 9 on History: The city was pivotal during the early conflicts of the revolution when George Washington crossed the icy the Delaware on December 25, 1776 and captured 918 Hessians (German mercenaries) in the Battle of Trenton.

Fact 10 on History: The city was incorporated in 1792.

Fact 11 on History: The famous pioneer and explorer Zebulon Pike was born in Lamberton which is now part of Trenton.

History & Facts about Trenton, New Jersey - Fast Fact Sheet

Facts about the Population of Trenton, New Jersey
The number of people, or the population of the capital city of Trenton, obviously changes constantly but the government statistics for the 2012 population of Trenton was 84,477, which provides a good indication of the number of inhabitants of the city.

Trenton, New Jersey - Homework Help for Kids
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