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State of Delaware
Flag of Delaware Seal of Delaware
Flag of Delaware Seal of Delaware
Nickname(s): The First State; The Small Wonder;

Blue Hen State; The Diamond State

Motto(s): Liberty and Independence
Delaware
Official language(s) English de facto
Capital Dover
Largest City Wilmington
Largest Metro Area Wilmington Metro
Area  Ranked
 - Total 2,490 sq mi
(6,452 km²)
 - Width  miles ( km)
 - Length  miles ( km)
 - % water 21.5
 - Latitude 38° 27′ N to 39° 50′ N
 - Longitude 75° 3′ W to 75° 47′ W
Population  7th in the U.S.
 - Total (2000) 885,122
 - Density 442.6/sq mi 
170.87/km² (1st)
Elevation  
 - Highest point near Ebright Azimuth
447.85 ft  (136.5 m)
 - Mean 59 ft  (18 m)
 - Lowest point Atlantic Ocean
0 ft  (0 m)
Union Admission  December 7, 1787 (1st)
Governor Jack A. Markell (LR)
U.S. Senators Thomas R. Carper (LR), Edward Kaufman (LR)
U.S. Representatives 1 Conservative
Time zones  
 - EST (UTC-5)
 - EDT (UTC-4)
Abbreviations DE US-DE

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