California vs. New Jersey

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California vs. New Jersey

Why is it that New Jersey is considered a city, but California is considered a country?

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MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

New Jersey is considered a state(county/province) - masculine, starts with a consonant, hence 'dans le New Jersey'. California is also a state - feminine, hence 'en Californie'. 

Neither is considered a country. 

Note: unless a definite article is part of its name eg Le Havre (au Havre/du Havre/) or La Rochelle (à La Rochelle/de La Rochelle), cities don't take an article.

California vs. New Jersey

Why is it that New Jersey is considered a city, but California is considered a country?

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