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Delaware

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Location of Delaware State


Capital: Dover

Population: 917,092 (Source: 2012 U.S. Census)

Major Cities: Wilmington, Dover, Newark, Middletown

Borders: New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Atlantic Ocean

Gross Domestic Product (GDP): $65,984 million (2012 U.S. Department of Commerce)

Key Industries:
Agriculture including soybeans, dairy products, poultry, and corn
Pharmaceuticals, healthcare, automotive, chemicals, and apparel

How Delaware got its name: The state was named after a governor of Virginia named Lord De La Warr.

Atlas of Delaware State
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Delaware State Symbols

State Nickname: First State

State Slogan: It's Good Being First

State Motto: Liberty and independence

State flower: Peach blossom

State bird: Blue Hen Chicken

State fish: Weakfish

State tree: American Holly

State mammal: Grey Fox

State foods: Milk

Becoming a State

Date admitted: Friday, December 7, 1787

Number admitted: 1

Prior Name: Lower Counties on Delaware, then sovereign state in Confederation

Postal Abbreviation: DE

Delaware State Map


The Geography of Delaware

Total Size: 1,954 sq. miles (source: 2003 Census)

Geographical Low Point: Atlantic Ocean at Sea Level (source: U.S. Geological Survey)

Geographical High Point: On Ebright Road at Delaware-Pennsylvania State line at 448 feet, located in the county/subdivision of New Castle (source: U.S. Geological Survey)

Central Point: Located in Kent County approx. 11 miles south of Dover (source: U.S. Geological Survey)

Counties: 3 (source: National Association of Counties)

Bodies of Water: Delaware River, Delaware Bay, and the Atlantic Ocean

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Professional Sports Teams

There are no major professional sports teams in Delaware.

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