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Eos: Welcome to Newark, Capital of New Jersey, or the US, or Something

Eos Airlines’ press release touting its new service from Newark to London-Stansted notes, “With up to 58 flights per week serving these two capital cities, you’ll be sure to find the schedule that best suits your individual travel needs.”

Um, what is Newark the capital of?  Essex County?

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  1. cap·i·tal1 /ˈkæpɪtl/
    2. a city regarded as being of special eminence in some field of activity: New York is the dance capital of the world.

    13. excellent or first-rate: a capital hotel; a capital fellow.