Delaware State of America

Delaware, 1st State
(Liberty and Independence)
  • Name (In honor of Thomas West, Third Baron De La Warr, Virginia’s first colonial governor, The state of Delaware takes its name from the river and bay… ): “Delaware”
  • Governor: John Carney ( Democratic Party)
  • Capital: Dover
  • Population:  995,764 (2020), (46th -most populous)
  • Location: Located along the East Coast, Delaware is part of the Mid-Atlantic Region of the United States.
  • North; Pennsylvania,
  • east; New Jersey,
  • South; Maryland,
  • West; Maryland and Mason–Dixon line,
  • Southeast; Delaware Bay and the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area: 6446 km2/2,489 mi2 ,49th by rank
  • Postal abbreviation: DE
  • Admitted to Union: December 7, 1787
  • official language: none
1.      State’s Symbols
  • State tree: American Holly
  • State Herb: Sweet Goldenrod
  • State flower: Peach Blossom
  • State Fruit: Strawberries
  • State nut: none
  • State Lichen: none
  • State Fish: Weakfish
  • State Amphibian: none
  • State Dinosaur: none
  • State Marine animal: Horseshoe Crab
  • State Reptile: none
  • State Bird: Blue Hen Chicken
  • State Butterfly: Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly
  • State wildlife Animal: Grey Fox
  • State dog: Golden Retriever
  • State Horse: none
  • State bug: Ladybug
  • State Macroinvertebrate: Stonefly
  • State Shell: Channeled Whelk
  • State Fossil: Belemnite
  • State Rock: Bicycling
  • State Gemstone: none
  • State mineral: Sillimanite
  • State Sports: Bicycling
  • State Songs: Our Delaware
  • State Holiday: Delaware Day
  • State Star: Delaware Diamond
  • State Dessert: Peach Pie
  • State Beverage: Milk
  • American folk dance: Square dance
  • State Dance: Maypole Dancing
  • State Tall Ship: The Kalmar Nyckel
2.      Geography Facts
  • Land: 1,955 sq.mi. (5,063 sq.km.), 49th
  • Water: 535 sq.mi. (1,386 sq.km.), 40th
  • Coastline: 28 mi. (45 km.), 21st
  • Shoreline: 381 mi. (613 km.), 21st
  • State Forests:  3
  • National Forests: none
  • State Parks: 14
  • Beaches: 15
  • National Parks: 3
  • Water: 7%
  • Largest city (by area): Wilmington (28 km²)
  • Largest city (by population):Wilmington (70,139 people)
  • Lowest point: Delaware; sea level, tied for 3rd lowest
  • Highest point: Ebright Azimuth; 442 feet, (138 m), 49th tallest
3.       Facts about Delaware:
  • On December 21, 1776, Delaware became the first state with a State Constitution.
  • Delaware is one of the five states in the United States that do not impose a state sales tax.
  • Nickname: Diamond State, First State, Small Wonder
  • Delaware has the smallest number of counties of any state in the Unites States, with only three: New Castle, Kent, and Sussex.
  • With an average elevation of only 60 feet, Delaware is the lowest state in the Unites States.
  • Sussex County, Delaware is first in the nation for the production of broiler chickens.
  • Delaware is the second-smallest statein the country. It is 100 miles long, and is only 35 miles at its widest point.
  • Major industries: broilers, chemicals, food products, paper products, rubber and plastics products, primary metals, printed materials.
  • Famous for:  First State to ratify the Constitution of the United States
  • Area codes: N/A
4.      Natural Resources
  • Agriculture
    • Livestock  and livestock products
      1. Broilers (major portion)
      2. milk
      3. Hogs
  • Soybeans ( major crop)
  • Corn (2nd major crop)
  • barley
  • wheat
  • Potatoes
  • peas
  • Apples
    • Greenhouse and nursery products
      1. Flowers
      2. ornamental
      3. shrubs
  • Mining (Magnesium)
5.     Mountains
  • Best Mountains to Visit:
  • Adobe Hills
  • Alabama Hills
  • Alexander Hills
  • Alvord Mountain
  • Amargosa Range
  • Amedee Mountains
  • Antelope Hills
  • Argus Range
  • Arica Mountains
  • Avawatz Mountains
6.      Divisions
  • 3 Counties
  • 10 cities
  • 44 towns
  • 3 towns

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