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Delaware

"Diamond State; First State; Small Wonder"

Motto
Liberty and independence
Capitol
Dover
Name Origin
From Delaware River and Bay; named in turn for Sir Thomas West, Baron De La Warr
Statehood Date
Dec. 7, 1787 (1st)
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Official Symbols

A state's official symbols represent the composition and culture of the land and people who live and have lived here. Below are the symbols of Delaware along with the year they became official.

Colors Colonial Blue And Buff
Flower Peach Blossom (1895)
Tree American Holly (1939)
Bird Blue Hen Chicken (1939)
Insect Ladybug (1974)
Butterfly Tiger Swallowtail (1999)
Fish Weakfish, Cynoscion Regalis (1981)
Song “Our Delaware”
Beverage Milk
Fossil Belemnite
Demographics
Population Density
401.0 people per square mile
Geography and Weather
Land Area
1,954 sq mi. (5,161 sq km)
Lowest Elevation
0 ft (0 m)
Average Elevation
60 ft (18.288 m)
Highest Temperature Recorded
110°F (43°C) on July 21, 1930
Lowest Temperature Recorded
–17°F (–27°C) on January 17, 1893

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