map of Delaware UNITED STATES


  • some general data of the state

  • General useful information
    Note: some data are of constant value, while other are due to changes, fluctuations etc.
    State and population
    capital: Dover // state code ISO: DE ; FIPS: US10
    surface: 5063 = 1955 sq.mi // rank in USA: 49 // location: NE
    climate: moderate
    entered USA as 1st state ratifying the Constitution on: 1787-12-07
    administrative division: 3 counties
    total population according to the census of 2000: 783,600
    population density 2000: 155 per = 401 per sq.mi // net growth 1999-2000: 17,6%
    main ethnic groups: white 75%; black 19%; Asian 2%; other 4%
    Economy and infrastructure
    chief crops: soybeans, potatoes, corn, mushrooms, lima beans, green peas, barley, cucumbers
    livestock (1000s): cattle: 27 / pigs: 29 / poultry: 1600; broilers 252000
    timber/lumber: some hardwoods and softwoods
    chief industries: chemicals, agriculture, finance, poultry, shellfish, tourism, auto assembly
    chief industrial products: nylon, apparel, luggage, foods, autos, processed meats and vegetables
    chief mining products: magnesium compounds, sand & gravel, gemstones
    Some physical landmarks
    highest point in the state: a hill north of Talleyville (Chadds Peak?)135 m = 442 ft
    other mountains: none
    lowest point in the state: sea level
    lakes: of no real importance
    artificial lakes: none
    rivers: Delaware, Pepper Indian, Mispillion, Smyrna, Chesapeake & Delaware Canal
    others: islands: none // deserts: none
    Additional remarks, especially on the statistical information
    other important features:
    nick name(s): First State, Diamond State
    motto: Liberty and Independence
    song: Our Delaware
    flower: Peach blossom // bird: Blue hen chicken // tree: American holly
    primary sources:
    World almanac and book of facts; National Geographic Atlas of the World; maps: WN world @tlas

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    File created on 2003.02.20 by Jan Lahmeyer
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