New Jersey is a state found in the northeastern part of the United States. The Dutch and Swedes made the first settlements in the state during the 17th century, but control was later taken by the English in the 18th century, naming it the Province of New Jersey. New Jersey is surrounded by New York, Philadelphia, and Delaware, which allowed for rapid growth through the process of suburbanization in the 20th century. Although New Jersey is the fourth smallest state in the United States, it is the 11th most populated with a population of approximately 9 million residents as of 2017.
New Jersey has coined the nickname, “Diner Capital of the World” because it is home to the most diners in the world. Atlantic City, located in New Jersey, is a popular tourist location with many attractions. It is home to the longest boardwalk and the world’s best taffy can also be purchased here due to the fact that its origins can be traced back to Atlantic City in the 1880’s. Museums, concert venues, theme parks and professional sports leagues are other attractions that New Jersey offers to its residents and visitors, making it a great and notable state.