Delaware Facts

Delaware Facts
Delaware is a state on the Atlantic Coast in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States. It is bordered to the south and west by Maryland, to the northeast by New Jersey, and to the north by Pennsylvania. See the fact file below for more information about the state of Delaware.
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Capital
Dover

Became a State
Dec. 1, 1787 (1st)

Location
Mid-Atlantic region of the United States

Area
2,390 sq. miles (49th)

Population
897,934 (45th)

Major Cities
Wilmington, Delaware City, Dover, Milford, Greenville, New Castle

Products
poultry, nursery stock, soybeans, dairy products, corn, paper goods, chemical products, processed foods, rubber, plastic products

Climate
transitional zone between a humid subtropical climate and continental climate

Yearly Precipitation
averages 44 inches

Professional Sports Teams
no professional sports teams

Major Waterways
Atlantic Ocean, Intracostal Waterway, Delaware River

Most Famous Citizens
Henry DuPont (industrialist)
Thomas F. Bayard (lawyer and politician)
Valerie Bertinelli (actress)
Henry Heimlich (surgeon)
William Julius Johnson (basketball player)

State Symbols
Bird – Blue Hen Chicken
Flower – Peach Blossom
Tree – American Holly
Insect – Ladybug