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State of Delaware
Flag of Delaware State seal of Delaware
Flag of Delaware Seal
Nickname(s): The First State, The Small Wonder
Motto(s): Liberty and Independence
Map of the United States with Delaware highlighted
Official language None
Capital Dover
Largest city Wilmington
Area Ranked 49th
 - Total 2,491 sq mi
(6,452 km2)
 - Width 30 miles (48 km)
 - Length 100 miles (161 km)
 - % water 21.5
 - Latitude 38°27'N to 39°50'N
 - Longitude 75°2'W to 75°47'W
Number of people Ranked 46th
 - Total 897,934[1]
 - Density 460.8/sq mi  (177.2/km2)
Ranked 8th
 - Average income $50,152 (12th)
Height above sea level
 - Highest point near Ebright Azimuth[2]
450[2] ft (137 m)
 - Average 59 ft  (18 m)
 - Lowest point Atlantic Ocean[3]
sea level
Became part of the U.S. December 7, 1787 (1st)
Governor Jack A. Markell (D)
U.S. Senators Tom Carper (D)
Chris Coons (D)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Abbreviations DE, US-DE

Delaware is a state in the United States. It is sometimes called the First State because it was the first colony to accept the new constitution in 1787. Its capital is Dover and its biggest city is Wilmington.

The Dutch first settled Delaware. The Swedish then took over in the mid-1600s.

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