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Cape Henlopen State Park at sunset, Delaware
Sunset at Cape Henlopen. According to well-informed circles, Cape Henlopen State Park has a 24-hour and year-round fishing pier as well as campgrounds.
Image: Bob Mical

Delaware State Flag
Delaware State Flag

About Delaware

Location map of Delaware state in the US
Where in the United States is Delaware? Location map of Delaware in the US.

Delaware is one of the Middle Atlantic states, situated almost entirely on the northeastern part of the Delmarva Peninsula (the peninsula became an island after the digging of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal).

Delaware borders New Jersey tto the east across the Delaware River and the Delaware Bay and the Atlantic Ocean in the southeast. It borders Maryland in the south as well as in the west along the Mason–Dixon line, and it has a short border with Pennsylvania in the north, formed by the so-called Twelve-Mile Circle.

Delaware was one of the 13 original colonies that have gotten rid of the rule of the English Crown and later formed the United States. It was the first state to ratify the U.S. Constitution and so earned its name as the First State. The state was named in honor of Lord De La Warr, an English politician and first governor of the Virginia Colony.

Delaware State Map
Reference Map of Delaware
General Map of Delaware, United States.

The detailed map shows the US state of Delaware with boundaries, the location of the state capital Dover, major cities and populated places, rivers and lakes, interstate highways, principal highways, and railroads.

You are free to use this map for educational purposes (fair use); please refer to the Nations Online Project.
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Some Geography

Delaware Topographic Region Map Topographic Regions Map of Delaware.
Delaware occupies an area of 6,446 km² (2,489 sq mi) [1], it is the second smallest state in the US after Rhode Island. Measured from north to south, it is 154 km (95.5 mi) long; at its smallest point, it is just 14.5 km (9 mi) wide. Compared, it would fit into Belgium almost five times.

Compared with other US states, Delaware would fit into Texas more than a hundred times.
The state has just three counties, namely (from north to south) New Castle, Kent, and Sussex.

Situated at the northern end of the low-lying Atlantic Coastal Plain, Delaware's landscape is mostly boring flat; it has the lowest mean elevation of any state in the US. The highest point of Delaware (at about 460 ft, or 140 m), situated in a mobile home park, close to the official benchmark monument of the Ebright Azimuth.

Major rivers are Delaware River, Mispillion River, Indian River, and Nanticoke River.

Beaches in Delaware
Beaches in Delaware are popular tourist destinations for locals and visitors from the nearby areas of Washington D.C., Baltimore, Wilmington, Philadelphia, South Jersey, and Hampton Roads. Delaware Beaches ranked nationwide number 1 in water quality in 2011. Southern Delaware is home to more than 25 miles of coastline along the Atlantic Ocean and Delaware Bay. [2] Major tourist towns at the Atlantic are the bustling towns of Dewey Beach and Rehoboth Beach, and "The Quiet Resorts" of Bethany Beach, South Bethany, and Fenwick Island.


Delaware Legislative Hall in Dover, Delaware's first permanent capitol
Rendered image of Delaware Legislative Hall. The red-brick state capitol building is located in Dover, the state's capital, it houses the bicameral General Assembly of Delaware. Legislative Hall is opposite the small Old State House on the mall.
Image: Google
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Delaware has a population of 973,300 people (est. 2019) [3], it is the sixth most densely populated state in the US.

The capital and second-largest city is Dover with a population of about 38.000 citizens, about 162,000 live in its metropolitan area. The largest city is Wilmington (pop. 71,000).

Race and Ethnic groups
The population of Delaware is composed of White alone 61.9%, African American 23.0%, Hispanic or Latino 9.5%, Asian 4.1%, and Native American 0.7%. [4]

The busiest airport in the state is Wilmington Airport (IATA code: ILG)

Cities and Towns in Delaware

Washington Street Memorial Bridge over Brandywine Creek in Wilmington, Delaware
Washington Street Memorial Bridge over Brandywine Creek in Wilmington, Delaware. Wilmington Hospital to the left, Brandywine Zoo to the right.
Image: TCDavis 

The map above shows the location of following cities and towns in Delaware:

The largest city is Wilmington, with a population of almost 71,000 citizens.

Cities with a population of more than 10,000 are

Dover, Newark, Middletown, and Smyrna.

Other Delaware cities and towns

Bethany Beach, Claymont,
Georgetown, Lewes, Milford, New Castle, Rehoboth Beach, and Seaford.


Weather Conditions Dover:




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