Updated at 2024-02-28
Newark is the largest city in New Jersey. It is separated from the bustling Manhattan Island by the Hudson River. Besides a booming insurance industry, Newark is also famous for its leatherware. Many people working in Manhattan also opt to stay in Newark. The ceramic plate in the picture features the Seal of Newark and a key historical date: 1666. Newark started as a small village of Puritans. It was formally upgraded to a city in 1836.
Alliance Date: August 3, 2021
Area: 63 square kilometers
Population: Approx. 300,000 people
Main Industries/Features: Newark is the largest city in New Jersey and is known for its finance and insurance industries and ports. Port Newark-Elizabeth Marine Terminal is one of the largest seaports in the United States by throughput. Newark Liberty International Airport was the first international airport in the greater New York area.