Ten fun facts about Delaware


Fact 1
Delaware is known as the “Diamond State”. The capital city of Delaware is Dover.

Fact 2
The state flower of Delaware is the “Peach Blossom”. The official state tree is the “American Holly”.

Fact 3
Unlike all the other states in the United States, Delaware does not have any National Parks systems. This includes no historic sites, battlefields, or national parks.


Fact 4
The highest point of the state is 442 feet above sea level. This is in New Castle County.

Fact 5
There are 1,450 bridges in this state and almost 30% of these were constructed before the year 1950.

Fact 6
This state is known for “Fisher’s Popcorn”. This is a type of caramel corn. It is so popular in fact that people from all over the world order it.

Fact 7
Delaware consists of three counties. The smallest county, New Castle County, is also the most populated of the three counties. The largest city in Delaware is Wilmington. The second is the state’s capital, Dover.

Fact 8
This is the first state to ever ratify the constitution of the United States. It did this in 1787.

Fact 9
Delaware is home to one of the largest frying pans in the world. It is 10 feet in diameter and can hold nearly 200 gallons of liquid.

Fact 10
In this state it is illegal for anyone to fly over a body of water of any type and size unless the aircraft they are in has essential food and water supplies.


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Short about Delaware
Is the second smallest state in the United States and is located in the mid-Atlantic region on the Atlantic coast.


Fast facts
Number of households
334,076
Population
917,053
Per capita income
$29,733
Life expectancy in number of years
78.4
Statehood
December 7, 1787
Capital
Dover
Largest city
Wilmington
Number of billionaires
0
State beverage
Milk
State color
Colonial Blue and Buff
State bird
Delaware Blue Hen
State mammal
Grey fox
State fish
Weakfish
State tree
American Holly
State flower
Peach blossom

Sources
Forbes Magazine - List of billionaires by US state
US Census Bureau - State and County QuickFacts
USNA - State Tree and Flower Chart



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