Delaware is a state in the United States’ mid-Atlantic region, bordering the Atlantic Ocean. It is bordered by Maryland, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. With only 2,490 square miles, Delaware is the second-smallest state. It is the sixth least populated state in the United States, but it is also the sixth most densely populated. Delaware was inhabited by various American Indian tribes prior to European colonization. The Dutch were the first to colonize the area, and it was also one of the thirteen colonies that participated in the American Revolution. It is regarded as the first U.S. state because it was the first to ratify the United States Constitution in 1787.
Today, there are approximately 500 Nanticoke Indian descendants in Delaware. The Nanticoke Indian Pow Wow is held each year to commemorate their heritage.
New Sweden was the name of Delaware’s first permanent colony, founded in 1638.
Delaware is the second-smallest state in the union. Rhode Island is the smallest state.
Dover is the state capital of Delaware.
Wilmington is the state’s capital.
Delmar, one of Delaware’s towns, is also partially located in Maryland.
The state of Delaware is named after the Delaware River. The Mason-Dixon Line divides Delmar.
The Delaware River was named after Thomas West, 3rd Baron De La Warr. He was the governor of Virginia.
Delaware has the lowest mean elevation of any state in the United States.
Delaware does not have a National Park System.
The blue hen chicken is Delaware’s state bird.
The lady bug is the state bug.
‘Our Delaware’ is the state song of Delaware.
The peach blossom is Delaware’s state flower.
The American holly is the state tree. This tree species can reach a height of 60 feet and a trunk diameter of 20 inches.
The state drink of Delaware is milk.
Delaware is known as the Small Wonder, the First State, and the Diamond State.
Delaware has only three counties: New Castle, Kent County, and Sussex County.
The state motto of Delaware is Liberty and Independence.
The weakfish is the state fish.
Poultry, soybeans, corn, dairy, and nursery stock are among Delaware’s agricultural products.
The Cape May-Lewis Ferry, the Woodland Ferry, and the Delaware City-Salem Ferry are all available in Delaware.
Greenville is the wealthiest city in Delaware in terms of per capita income.
In 1950, a frying pan was built for use at the Delmarva Chicken Festival. It has a capacity of 180 gallons of oil and a diameter of ten feet. It has a capacity of 180 chicken quarters.
Delawareans are the people who live there.
Delaware has the most doctoral-level scientists and engineers per capita.
Old Swedes Church is one of the oldest churches in the United States that is still in use. It was constructed in 1698.
The University Gallery at the University of Delaware houses one of the world’s most extensive collections of amber, which includes amber jewelry, carvings, and other items.
In 1880, the first beauty pageant in the United States was held in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.
Five states do not have a sales tax. One of them is Delaware. The remaining states are Alaska, Oregon, New Hampshire, and Montana.
The log cabin, which became popular among American pioneers, originated in Finland. Its blueprints were brought to Delaware in the mid-seventeenth century.