Delaware, a small Mid-Atlantic U.S. state, sits on a peninsula marked by dune-backed beaches bordering the Atlantic Ocean, Delaware River and Delaware Bay. In Dover, the capital, First State Heritage Park encompasses 18th-century Colonial landmarks like the Georgian-style Old State House. The city of Wilmington is known for the Riverfront, a waterside district of parks, boutiques and restaurants.
State Capital: Dover.
Delaware is the first of the original 13 states to ratify the Federal Constitution. Located in the urban corridor along the Middle Atlantic Seaboard, Delaware is the second smallest state in the US and one of the most densely populated states.
Delaware is organised into 3 counties in north-south fashion. The 3 counties are Kent, New Castle and Sussex which were all established in 1682. Most of the population is concentrated in the north around Wilmington where the major coastal railways and highways pass through from New Jersey and Pennsylvania to the north and east, Maryland to the west and south. The rest of the Delaware consists of the northeastern corner of the Delmarva Peninsula which Delaware shares with Virginia and Maryland. the capital of Delaware is Dover.
Delaware has economically, historically and geographically enjoyed close ties with Pennsylvania especially with the city of Philadelphia where the Delaware River contributes greatly to her commerce.
In recent times, Delaware has been named the corporate capital, chemical capital and credit-card capital of the United States. With liberal company incorporation laws and a Court of Chancery that focuses on the complex issues of finance and corporate governance, many Amercian and overseas companies have set up shop in Delaware. The developed banking, corporate and legal sectors (mainly in the northern part of Delaware) has contributed greatly to the local economy and Delaware residents enjoy relatively high standards of living.
The Main Cities in Delaware
Below are the largest cities in the state of Delaware and the number of people inhabiting them according to the 2010 national census:
1. Wilmington - 70,851
2. Dover - 36,047
3. Newark - 31,454
4. Middletown - 18,871
5. Smyrna - 10,023
6. Milford - 9,559
7. Seaford - 6,928
Famous Landmarks in Delaware
Below are some of Delaware’s most visited landmarks:
-The statue of Caesar Rodney stands in Wilmington, Delaware's Rodney Square. Rodney was an American lawyer, signer of the Declaration of Independence, and president of Delaware during the American Revolution. He is depicted riding a horse on the 1999 Delaware quarter.
Tallest Buildings in Delaware
Below are the tallest buildings in Delaware:
-In Wilmington, Delaware, the River Tower at Christina Landing takes the spot for the tallest building in Delaware with 27 floors and 340 feet tall. It was built in 2007 and contains residences.
1. River Tower at Christina Landing (27 stories; 340 feet)
2. 1201 North Market Street (23 stories; 330 feet)
3. I.M. Pei Building (23 stories; 282 feet)
4. Brandywine Building (19 stories; 259 feet)
5. Citizens Bank Centre (20 stories; 253 feet)
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