Delaware State Facts and History

Delaware Quick Facts

  • Current Governor: John Carney
  • Capital: Dover
  • Population: 973,764 (2019 est.)
  • Residents: Alaskan
  • Land Area: 6,446 km²
  • Water Area: 540.18 sq km
  • Total Area: 2,488.72 SQ KM
  • Width: 2,261 mi (3,639 km)
  • Length: 1,420 mi (2,285 km)
  • State Motto: “Liberty and independence”
  • Nickname: The diamond state
  • Electoral votes: 3
  • Seats in U.S. House of Representatives: 1 (of 435)
  • State Song: “Our Delaware”
  • Date of Statehood: December 7, 1787
  • Time Zone: Alaskan (GMT − 9 hours)
  • Official Website of Delaware:
  • State abbreviation/Postal code: DE
  • Origin of name: In 1610 explorer Samuel Argall named the Delaware River and Bay for the governor of Virginia, Thomas West, Lord De La Warr. The state of Delaware takes its name from the river and bay.

Delaware State Slogan

The official state slogan of Delaware:

“Liberty and Independence” – 

The motto, Liberty and Independence, became the Delaware state motto when it was added to the Great Seal of the State of Delaware in 1847.

State Symbol of Delaware

Flag of Delaware
Flag of Delaware
StateTree of Delaware
StateTree of Delaware – American Holly
State Fruit of Delaware
State Fruit of Delaware – Strawberries
Seal of Delaware
State Seal of Delaware
State Flower of Delaware
State Flower of Delaware – Peach Blossom
State Mineral of Delaware
State Mineral of Delaware – Sillimanite
State Bird of Delaware
National Coat arms of Delaware
State Fish of Delaware
State Fish of Delaware – Weakfish
State Sport of Delaware
State Sport of Delaware – Bicycling

Map of Delaware

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