Delaware is one of the 50 states of the United States, in the South-Atlantic or Southern region. It is bordered to the south and west by Maryland, north by Pennsylvania, and east by New Jersey and the Atlantic Ocean. The state takes its name from Thomas West, 3rd Baron De La Warr, an English nobleman and Virginia's first colonial governor. Delaware occupies the northeastern portion of the Delmarva Peninsula. It's the second smallest and sixth least populous state, but the sixth most densely populated. Delaware's largest city is Wilmington. The state is divided into three counties, the lowest number of any state. From north to south, they are New Castle County, Kent County, and Sussex County. While the southern two counties have historically been predominantly agricultural, New Castle County is more industrialized. Before its coastline was explored by Europeans in the 16th century, Delaware was inhabited by several groups of Native Americans, including the Lenape in the north and Nanticoke in the south. It was initially colonized by Dutch traders at Zwaanendael, near the present town of Lewes, in 1631. Delaware was one of the 13 colonies participating in the American Revolution. On December 7, 1787, Delaware became the first state to ratify the Constitution of the United States, and has since been known as "The First State". The state was named after the Delaware River, which in turn derived its name from Thomas West, 3rd Baron De La Warr (1577–1618) who was the ruling governor of the Colony of Virginia at the time Europeans first explored the river.
Delaware is known under different nicknames; aka Chemical Capital of the World, or Corporate Capital (due to the state's business-friendly incorporation laws), or Diamond State (Thomas Jefferson is supposed to have referred to Delaware as being like a diamond- small in size but great in value), or Blue Hen State or Blue Hen Chicken State, or The First State, or Peach State, or Small Wonderand detailed official information about Delaware can be found on the homepage at www. delaware.gov.
The given location map of Delaware clearly shows that the Delaware is located at the north-east the US and North West coast of Atlantic Ocean. If you can see minutely the Delaware map, you will find it that the state is located at the north-eastern part of the Delmarva Peninsula. The state shares boundary with New Jersey in the north-east, Pennsylvania lies in the north and the state Maryland has maximum boundary length with Delaware that shares entire west and south. However, in the east, Atlantic Ocean makes coastline for the state.
The name of state is derived from Thomas West 3rd Baron De La Warr, a British nobleman and Virginia"s foremost colonial governor, after whom as it is now known as; otherwise, it was originally Cape Henlopen. The Delaware USA is second smallest state in terms of area after Rhode Island.
The Delaware state map is of course small but surprisingly, the state ranks second in terms of civilian scientists and engineers as percentage of the employees and number of patents issued to companies or individuals per thousand workers. Not only this, the tiny state has had history of its evolution; interestingly, it was one of the 13th state that participated in the 4th July US Independence declaration in 1776. Above all, on 7th December 1787, it became the first state to ratify the Constitution of the United States; this is the reason that it is known as The First State.
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The US State Delaware occupies 5,047 m², about 0,06 % of the total territory of the USA of 9,148,020 m². The total population of the US State Delaware with 961,939 inhabitants (in 2017) has already increased by 22,76 % in this millennium. Almost 40 years ago there were 367,601 fewer people. The capital Dover alone has 37,538 inhabitants.
In Dover, the old statehouse on the green (built in part in 1722 as the county courthouse) has been the capitol building since 1777. Wilmington is located halfway between New York City and Washington, D.C. and has just over 71,000 residents.
The Delaware Indians, a name used by Europeans for Lenape people indigenous to the Delaware Valley, also derive their name from the same source. Delaware is 96 miles (154 km) long and ranges from 9 miles (14 km) to 35 miles (56 km) across, totaling 1,954 square miles (5,060 km²), making it the second-smallest state in the United States after Rhode Island. Delaware is bounded to the north by Pennsylvania; to the east by the Delaware River, Delaware Bay, New Jersey and the Atlantic Ocean; and to the west and south by Maryland. Small portions of Delaware are also situated on the eastern side of the Delaware River sharing land boundaries with New Jersey. The state of Delaware, together with the Eastern Shore counties of Maryland and two counties of Virginia, form the Delmarva Peninsula, which stretches down the Mid-Atlantic Coast.