What Are Some Prominent Cities in New Jersey?


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New Jersey's largest city, as of 2014, is Newark, which is near New York City and has a population of over 280,000. The state's capital is Trenton, which is on the state's border with Pennsylvania. Atlantic City is a popular resort town, famous for its boardwalk and many casinos.

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Some other large cities in New Jersey are Jersey City, the state's second most populous city at over 262,000 people. Paterson has almost 147,000 people. Elizabeth has about 129,000 people, and Edison rounds out the top five with about 102,000.

There are quite a few other noteworthy cities in New Jersey that are not heavily populated. Freehold is one of the oldest cities in the United States, according to USA Today. It dates back to the mid-17th century and has ties to the American Revolution. It is also the childhood home of famous musician Bruce Springsteen.

Princeton is the home of Princeton University, a part of the prestigious Ivy League. Princeton also has the Princeton Battlefield State Park, the site of a Revolutionary War battle in which George Washington led American troops to victory.

New Jersey is also famous for the Jersey Shore, a popular tourist destination. One of the top destination cities is Cape May, which was voted the ninth best beach in the world by travelers on TripAdvisor in 2011.

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