Delaware Facts

State Abbreviation DE
Statehood December 7, 1787
State Capital Dover
State Size Total (Land + Water): 2,489 sq miles; Land Only: 1,954 sq miles
Number of Counties 3
State Population (2010)897,934
Electoral Votes3
State Quarter Issue Date January 4, 1999
State Motto Liberty and Independence
State Flower Peach blossom
State Bird Blue Hen Chicken
Nickname Diamond State; First State
State Flag Delaware State Flag
Area Codes 302
Top 5 Cities (2010 population) Wilmington (70,851)
Dover (36,047)
Newark (31,454)
Bear (19,371)
Middletown (18,871)
Major Sports Teams None

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