State: Delaware
Abbreviation: DE
Capital: Dover
Largest City: Wilmington
Population: 783600
Land-Square Miles: 1,955
Land-Square Miles Rank: 49
Highest Point: New Castle City, 448 ft.
Governor of Delaware: Ruth Ann Minner
Political Party: Democrat
Seat Up: 2008
Entered Union: December 7, 1787
State Number: 1st
State Motto: Liberty and Independence
State Nickname: The Diamond State, The First State, Blue Hen State
State Flower: Peach Blossom
StateFlower2: Prunus persica
State Bird: Blue Hen Chicken
State Song: Our Delaware
Sports Team: None
Origin Of The State Name: From the Delaware River and Bay, which were named for Sir Thomas West, Lord De La Warr
Major Industries: Chemical Manufacturing, Fruits and Vegetables, and Food Canning
Historical Sites: Holy Trinity Church, the oldest Protestant church in the U.S. still in use, in Wilmington
Points Of Interest: The Delaware Museum of Natural History; New Castle, an almost unchanged 18th-century city center; the Delaware Seashore
Bordering States: Maryland, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey