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New Jersey State Symbols

Each state in the United States of America is unique. The people and legislature of New Jersey have selected the following state symbols to represent their state's individual environment and culture.

The New Jersey State Seal

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The 50 State Seals

The New Jersey State Flag

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The State flag of New Jersey is buff colored. The state coat of arms is emblazoned in the center.

The shield has three plows with a horse's head above it. Two women represent the goddesses of Liberty and Agriculture. A ribbon at the bottom includes the year of independence in 1776 and reads Liberty and Prosperity.

The New Jersey state flag was formally adopted in 1896.

The 50 State Flags

Other State Symbols

  • Animal: Horse
  • Bird: Eastern Goldfinch
  • Colors: Buff and Jersey Blue
  • Dinosaur: Hadrosaurus Foulkii
  • Flower: Common Meadow Violet
  • Freshwater fish: Brook Trout
  • Fruit: Northern Highbush Blueberry
  • Insect: European Honey Bee
  • Memorial Tree: Dogwood
  • Motto: Liberty and Prosperity
  • Shell: Knobbed Whelk
  • Ship: A. J. Meerwald
  • Slogan: Come See For Yourself
  • Soil: Downer
  • Tree: Northern Red Oak
  • Vegetable: Jersey Tomato

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