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New Jersey is a state in the Mid-Atlantic region of the Northeastern United States. It is bordered on the north and east by the state of New York; on the east, southeast, and south by the Atlantic Ocean; on the west by the Delaware River and Pennsylvania; and on the southwest by Delaware Bay and the State of Delaware. New Jersey is the fourth-smallest state by area but the 11th-most populous, with 8,882,190 residents as of 2019 and an area of 8,722.58 square miles, making it the most densely populated of the 50 U.S. states. Its largest city is Newark. All but one county in New Jersey lie within the combined statistical areas of New York City or Philadelphia. New Jersey was the second-wealthiest U.S. state by median household income as of 2017.
New Jersey was first inhabited by Native Americans for at least 2,800 years, with the Lenape being the dominant group by the time Europeans arrived in the early 17th century. The Dutch and the Swedes founded the first European settlements in the state. The English later seized control of the region, naming it the Province of New Jersey after the largest of the Channel Islands, Jersey, and granting it as a colony to Sir George Carteret and John Berkeley, 1st Baron Berkeley of Stratton. New Jersey was the site of several important battles during the American Revolutionary War in the 18th century.
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Seton Hall University
is a private Roman Catholic university
in South Orange, New Jersey
, United States
. Founded in 1856 by Archbishop James Roosevelt Bayley
, Seton Hall is the oldest diocesan university in the United States. Seton Hall is also the oldest and largest Catholic university in the State of New Jersey
. The university is known for its programs in business
, and diplomacy
Seton Hall is made up of eight different schools and colleges with an undergraduate enrollment of about 5,200 students and a graduate enrollment of about 4,400. Its School of Law, which is ranked by US News & World Report as one of the top 100 law schools in the nation, has an enrollment of about 1,200 students. For 2009, BusinessWeek's "Colleges with the Biggest Returns" ranked Seton Hall among the top 50 universities in the nation that open doors to the highest salaries. Seton Hall's Stillman School of Business is ranked 56 out of the top 100 undergraduate business schools and #1 in the state of New Jersey according to BusinessWeek.
The Seton Hall College of Medicine and Dentistry was the first school of medicine in the State of New Jersey. The school was acquired by the state in 1965, and is now the New Jersey Medical School, part of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.
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Walter Bruce Willis (born March 19, 1955) is an American actor and film producer. Born in Germany to a German mother and American father, Willis moved to the U.S. with his family when he was two years old. His career began on the off-Broadway stage in the 1970s. He achieved fame with a leading role on the comedy-drama series Moonlighting (1985–1989) and has since appeared in over 70 films, coming to be widely regarded as an action hero after his portrayal of John McClane in the Die Hard franchise (1988–2013) and other subsequent roles.
Willis's other credits include The Last Boy Scout
(1991), Pulp Fiction
(1994), 12 Monkeys
(1995), The Fifth Element
(1997), The Jackal
(1998), Mercury Rising
(1998), The Sixth Sense
(1999), Sin City
(2010), The Expendables 2
(2012), and as David Dunn
in the Unbreakable trilogy
(2016), and Glass
(2019). Read more...
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The following are images from various New Jersey-related articles on Wikipedia.
The relative location of the New Netherland and New Sweden settlements in eastern North America
New Jersey population distribution
Michael Schleisser and the "Jersey man-eater" as seen in the Bronx Home News
The original provinces of West and East New Jersey are shown in yellow and green respectively. The Keith Line is shown in red, and the Coxe and Barclay Line is shown in orange.
A fleet of naval forces being constructed in the Camden shipyards
High-rise residential complexes in the borough of Fort Lee
The Great Falls of the Passaic River
A map of the 107-mile long Morris Canal across northern New Jersey
The Province of New Jersey, Divided into East and West, commonly called The Jerseys,
1777 map by William Faden
A modern map which approximates the relative size and location of the settled areas of New Netherland and New Sweden, which was never officially recognized by the Dutch Republic
Map of New Jersey showing major transportation networks and cities
A heat map showing median income distribution by county in New Jersey
Paterson, known as the "Silk City", has become a prime destination for an internationally diverse pool of immigrants, with at least 52 distinct ethnic groups.
The New Jersey State Quarter
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