Delaware is a state in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States. It is the second smallest and sixth least populous state, but also the sixth most densely populated. The state takes its name from the nearby Delaware River named after Thomas West, 3rd Baron De La Warr, an English nobleman and Virginia’s first colonial governor.
About Delaware in brief
Delaware is a state in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States. It is the second smallest and sixth least populous state, but also the sixth most densely populated. The state takes its name from the nearby Delaware River named after Thomas West, 3rd Baron De La Warr, an English nobleman and Virginia’s first colonial governor. Delaware is also a de facto onshore corporate haven, in which by virtue of its corporate laws, the state is the domicile of over 50% of all NYSE-listed business and 60% of the Fortune 500. The definition of the northern boundary of Delaware is unusual. Most of the boundary between Delaware and Pennsylvania was originally defined by an arc extending 12 miles from the cupola of the courthouse in the city of New Castle. This boundary is often referred to as the Twelve-Mile Circle. Delaware’s largest city is Wilmington, while the state capital is Dover, the second-largest city in the state. It was initially colonized by Dutch traders at Zwaanendael, near the present town of Lewes, in 1631. Delaware was one of the 13 colonies participating in the American Revolution. On December 7, 1787, Delaware became the first state to ratify the Constitution of the U.S., and has since been known as The First State. Delaware, together with the Eastern Shore counties of Maryland and two counties of Virginia, form the Delmarva Peninsula, which stretches down the mid-Atlantic Coast. The Delaware River, Delaware Bay, New Jersey and the Atlantic Ocean are also situated on the eastern side of the Delaware River sharing land boundaries with New Jersey.
To the west, a portion of the arc extends past the eastern edge of Maryland, and the remaining western edge of Delaware runs slightly east of due south due south from its intersection with the arc of Wedge High School near Concord, Pennsylvania. The highest elevation of any state is 450 feet, located at Ebright High School, less than 450 feet below sea level. Delaware has the lowest mean elevation in the nation, with Delaware is on a level plain, with the mean elevation at 450 feet less than 450 feet above sea level, located near Ebright. Delaware occupies the northeastern portion of. the DelMarva Peninsula and some islands and territory within the Delaware river. It is bounded to the north by Pennsylvania; to the east by the DelawareRiver, DelawareBay, and New Jersey; and to the west and south by Maryland. It came probably from a Norman lieu-dit La Guerre, and could derive from Latin ager, from the Breton gwern or from the Late Latin varectum. The Delaware people, a name used by Europeans for Lenape people indigenous to the Delaware Valley, also derive their name from. It is also known as “Delaware” or “The Delaware State” Delaware is 96 miles long and ranges from 9 miles to 35 miles across, totaling 1,954 square miles.