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Encyclopedia > Skylands Region

The Skylands Region refers to an area in Northwest New Jersey that is part of the New York - New Jersey Highlands, near the borders with New York and Pennsylvania. The area features uplifted land and mountains that are elevated over much of the coastal plain of South Jersey and Central Jersey. The area includes Hunterdon, Morris, Somerset, Sussex and Warren counties. Official language(s) None, English de facto Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Area  Ranked 47th  - Total 8,729 sq mi (22,608 km²)  - Width 70 miles (110 km)  - Length 150 miles (240 km)  - % water 14. ... The New York - New Jersey Highlands is a geological formation composed primarily of precambrian igneous and metamorphic rock running from the Delaware River near Musconetcong Mountain, northeast through the Skylands region of New Jersey along the Bearfort Ridge and the Ramapo Mountains, Sterling Forest, Harriman and Bear Mountain State Parks... Official language(s) None, English de facto Capital Albany Largest city New York City Area  Ranked 27th  - Total 54,520 sq mi (141,205 km²)  - Width 285 miles (455 km)  - Length 330 miles (530 km)  - % water 13. ... Official language(s) None Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 160 miles (255 km)  - Length 280 miles (455 km)  - % water 2. ... In geography, a coastal plain is an area of flat, low-lying land adjacent to a seacoast and separated from the interior by other features. ... South Jersey is a colloquial term, with no consensus definition, covering the southern portions of New Jersey between the lower Delaware River and the Atlantic Ocean. ... Central Jersey is a region of New Jersey that includes the southern part of North Jersey, the eastern part of West Jersey and the western part of East Jersey. ... Hunterdon County is a county located in the state of New Jersey. ... Morris County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey, about 25 mi (40 km) west of New York City. ... Somerset County is a county located in the state of New Jersey. ... Sussex County is a county located in the state of New Jersey. ... Warren County is a county located in the state of New Jersey. ...


The region contains two national parks at its edges, 60,000 acres of state parkland, and a diverse and beautiful geography filled with lakes, rivers and picturesque hills dotted with farms.


External links

  • New Jersey Skylands
  • Skylands Tourism Council

 
 

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