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Dover / Delaware State Statistics
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DELAWARE  
DOVER  
AREA 2,489 sq miles (Land) 1,995 sq. miles (Water) 534 sq. miles
CAPITAL Dover
FAMOUS DATES Entered Union (rank): Dec. 7, 1787 (1) Present constitution adopted: 1897
LOCATION 39.158N, 075.517W
MEAN ELEVATION 60 ft.
HIGHEST POINT Elbright Rd in New Castle Co., 447 ft
LOWEST POINT Atlantic coast; Sea level, 3rd
COUNTIES 3
COASTLINE 28 miles
GEOGRAPHIC CENTER In Kent, 11 miles south of Dover
STATE FOSSIL belemnite
STATE GRASS  
STATE REPTILE  
STATE ROCK Sillimanite
STATE GEMSTONE  
STATE FLAG Adopted on July 24, 1913, the Delaware flag has a background of colonial blue surrounding a diamond of buff color in which the coat of arms of the state of Delaware is placed. Below the diamond are the words "December 7, 1787," indicating the day on which Delaware was the first state to ratify the Federal Constitution.
STATE COLORS colonial blue and buff
STATE SEAL The Great Seal of the State of Delaware was adopted on January 17, 1777. Original elements of the seal are described below.The images on Delaware’s official great seal symbolize the foundations of the state’s economy and a part of the state's history. Note that each of Delaware's three counties is represented.
STATE SLOGAN We Really Do Like The Chemicals In Our Water
STATE MOTTO Liberty and independence
STATE SONG “Our Delaware”
STATE TREE American holly (1939)
STATE BIRD blue hen chicken (1939)
STATE ANIMAL Horseshoe Crab (Marine Animal)
STATE FISH Sea Trout (Weakfish)
STATE METAL  
STATE NICKNAMES Diamond State; First State; Small Wonder: Blue Hen State
STATE FLOWER peach blossom (1895)
BORDERING STATES Maryland New Jersey Pennsylvania

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