Delaware, which is shortly mentioned as DE, is one of the 50 states of the United States, situated on the Atlantic Coastline in the Mid-Atlantic area of the United States. It is surrounded by New Jersey on the southeast, Maryland in the west and south and Pennsylvania in the north. Thomas West, an English nobleman, and the first colonial governor of the state of Virginia has christened the state as Delaware.
The state is situated in the northeastern part of the Delmarva Peninsula and it is the second least, the sixth least crowded, but the sixth most thickly populated among the 50 United States.
Delaware was the first state admitted to the union on the 7th of December 1787. The total land area of Delaware is 2,489 square miles, which offers the state an area rank of 49 out of the available 50 states in the United States. In addition, water surface occupies 539 square miles of the total area of the state within its boundaries. There are 3 counties in Delaware among which the Sussex County was the most recent county formed in the state in the year 2012.
Consistent with 2010 United States Census information, the population of Delaware was 783,600. Among the counties of the Delaware State, the New Castle County is ranked as the most populous county with the population of 538,479, and the Kent County is ranked as the least populous county with the population of 162,310.
As of 2010, there are three State Electoral Votes in Delaware. The State Quarter issue Date of Delaware is January 1, 1999. “Liberty and Independence” is the state motto of Delaware.
The state of Delaware is called by four nicknames, such as The First State, The Diamond State, Blue Hen State and The Small Wonder. The name of the state bird of Delaware is Delaware Blue Hen. The American Holly is the state tree of Delaware, and Peach Blossom is the state flower. Dover is the state capital of Delaware. Wilmington is the biggest of all cities in Delaware by population, and in total land area the Wilmington City also ranks first. Lewes is the oldest city in Delaware. The Delaware State is served by a single area code, such as 302.
Earlier than the coastline of the state of Delaware was discovered by Europeans in the 16th century, the state was occupied by more than a few groups of American Indians, as well as the Nanticoke in the south and the Lenape in the north. It was at first occupied by Dutch traders in 1631at Zwaanendael, situated near the current town of Lewes. The state of Delaware was one among the 13 colonies partaking in the American Revolution and on the 7th of December 1787, the state became the primary state to approve the Constitution of the United States, thus becoming recognized as The First State.