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Delaware Facts

  • Capital City: Dover (pop. 35,811) (2008 est.)
  • Delaware Population: 917,092 (2012 est.) (45th)
  • Delaware Population: (per square mile)
  • U.S. State Populations: (all states)
  • Currency: U.S. Dollar (conversion rates)

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  • Delaware Quarter:The Delaware quarter is the first quarter issued in the United States Mint's 50 State Quarters® Program series.

    Delaware was admitted into the Union on December 7, 1787 becoming our Nation's 1st state.

    The quarter depicts the historic ride of Caesar Rodney, a delegate to the Continental Congress. On July 1, 1776 Rodney, while suffering from asthma and cancer, set off for the 80-mile ride to Philadelphia encountering thunderstorms and a severe summer heatwave. He arrived the next day at Independence Hall just in time to cast the deciding vote in favor of our nation's independence.

    Rodney held more public offices than any other Delaware citizen. He was also a soldier, judge and speaker of Delaware's Assembly.

    The design of the Delaware quarter features Caesar Rodney on his horse, along with the enscription "The First State". Additional details

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  • Language: English, others
  • Largest Cities: (by population) Wilmington, Dover, Newark, Pike Creek, Bear, Brookside
  • Name: Delaware takes its name from the river and bay. In 1610, explorer Samuel Argall, named the Delaware River and Bay for the governor of Virginia, Thomas West, Lord De La Warr.
  • Statehood: December 7, 1787 (1st state)
  • Symbols

Delaware Photographs

Dover capital building, Delaware

Delaware Cities, Counties & Area Codes

City County Area Code
Dover Kent 302
Wilmington New Castle 302
Newark New Castle 302
Millsboro Sussex 302

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