Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Delaware "The First State"

DELAWARE GOVERNMENT 

State abreviation: DE

Statehood: December 7, 1787

State Motto: Liberty and Independence

State Nickname: The First State

State Capital: Dover

State Government: Became a state in 1776 / Capital moved from New Castle to Dover in 1777 / first constitution adopted in 1792 / current constitution adopted in 1897

State Colors:     State Color - Colonial BlueState Color - Buff 

State Flag:     Delaware State Flag (click to enlarge)

State Seal:Delaware's Great Seal (click to enlarge)

State Song: "Our Delaware"

DELAWARE GEOGRAPHY

Largest city: Wilmington

Major Rivers: Delaware River, Mispillion River, Nanticoke River.

Area: 1,982 square miles.

Climate: Moderate year round.

Elevation: Highest - Ebright Azimuth - 447.85 ft. above sea level near Ebright Road in New Castle County. Lowest - Sea level along the coast. 

Bordering States: Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania

Bordering Body of Water: Delaware Bay, Atlantic Ocean

DELAWARE ECONOMY & PEOPLE

Chief Products:  Agriculture -- broilers, soybeans, corn, milk. Fishing Industry -- crabs, clams.  Manufacturing -- chemicals, food products, paper products, rubber and plastics products, primary metals, printed materials. Mining -- sand and gravel, magnesium compounds.

Population: 2010 Population Estimate - 897,934; 45th among the states.

DELAWARE STATE PLANTS

State Flower: Peach Blossom

State Herb: Sweet Golden Rod

State Tree: American Holly

State Fruit: Strawberry. 

DELAWARE STATE ANIMALS

State Bird: Blue Hen

State Fish: Weakfish

State Marine Animal: Horseshoe Crab

State Wildlife Animal: Grey Fox

DELAWARE MISCELLANEOUS SYMBOLS

State Beverage: Milk

State Dessert: Peach Pie

State Star: Delaware Diamond

 

http://delaware.gov/

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/usa/states/delaware/

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by Sara Peralta Feltrer. Historia y Cultura gr.: A.

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