America, The Land of Stars and Stripes
Welcome to Delaware!
Nicknames: First State, Diamond State and Blue Hen State
State Motto: Liberty and Independence
State Flower: Peach blossom
State Tree: American holly
State Bird: Blue hen chicken
State Fish: Weakfish
State Song: "Our Delaware"
Statehood: Delaware was the first of the 13 original colonies to ratify the Constitution on December 7, 1787, giving it the nickname, "First State".
Area: 2,044 square miles: the second smallest in area. From north to south, the greatest distance in Delaware is only 96 miles. From east to west, it measures only 39 miles.
Neighbors: Pennsylvania, Maryland and the Atlantic Ocean