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State of Delaware
Flag of Delaware State seal of Delaware
Flag of Delaware Seal
Nickname(s): The First State, The Small Wonder
Motto(s): Liberty and Independence
Map of the United States with Delaware highlighted
Official language None
Capital Dover
Largest city Wilmington
Area Ranked 49th
 - Total 2,491 sq mi
(6,452 km2)
 - Width 30 miles (48 km)
 - Length 100 miles (161 km)
 - % water 21.5
 - Latitude 38°27'N to 39°50'N
 - Longitude 75°2'W to 75°47'W
Number of people Ranked 46th
 - Total 897,934[1]
 - Density 460.8/sq mi  (177.2/km2)
Ranked 8th
 - Average income $50,152 (12th)
Height above sea level
 - Highest point near Ebright Azimuth[2]
450[2] ft (137 m)
 - Average 59 ft  (18 m)
 - Lowest point Atlantic Ocean[3]
sea level
Became part of the U.S. December 7, 1787 (1st)
Governor John C. Carney Jr. (D)
U.S. Senators Tom Carper (D)
Chris Coons (D)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Abbreviations DE, US-DE

Delaware is a state in the United States. It is sometimes called the First State because it was the first colony to accept the new constitution in 1787.[4] Its capital is Dover and its biggest city is Wilmington.

The Dutch first settled Delaware. The Swedish then took over in the mid-1600s.

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  1. "Resident Population Data". Retrieved 30 December 2010. 
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  3. "Elevations and Distances in the United States". U.S Geological Survey. 29 April 2005. Retrieved 2006-11-3.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  4. About Delaware