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|Population:||952,065 (July 2016)|
|Size:||1,948 square miles|
|Nickname(s):||Corporate Capital, The First State.|
|Motto:||“Liberty and Independence”|
|Bird:||Blue Hen Chicken|
The New Sweden Company and Peter Minuit founded the Delaware Colony in 1638. Delaware was named after the Delaware River. Early in history, some Native Americans inhabited the area now known as Delaware; these tribes were called the Susquehanna. One of the original thirteen colonies of the United States was Delaware. The population in Delaware over the years include roughly 59,000 in 1790, 64,000 in 1800, 73,000 in 1820, 78,000 in 1840; all compared to today with over 950,000.
Delaware has many historic sites including the Breakwater/Harbor of Refuge, Delaware State Police Museum, Delaware Art Museum, Fenwick Island Lighthouse, Iron Hill Museum, Greenback Mills and Philips Farm, Mt. Cuba Center, Old Claymont High School, the Georgetown Circle and the Village of Arden.
Some of the top colleges and universities in Delaware include Delaware State University, Wilmington University, The Delaware College of Art, The Delaware Technical Community College, Goldey-Beacom College, Wesley College and Widner University.
Top industries in Delaware are aircraft, environmental protection, healthcare, financial and tourism.
Delaware is a large producer of crops including Corn, Soybeans, Hay, Barley and many other vegtables (beans, cabbage, cantaloupes, cucumbers, potatoes, strawberries, tomatoes and melons. Livestock include broilers and roasters, cattle and dairy products, hogs and pigs. Delaware has achieved the United States number one ranking for products sold per farm and the value of products produced per acre of land.
Although some gold prospecting is going on in Delaware, the primary minerals are sand and gravel mining.
Some fish include black drum, red drum, flounder, kingfish, sand perch, shad, sheepshead, striped bass, triggerfish and trout. Hunting includes deer, turkey, squirrel, rabbit, pheasant and quail.
Average temperatures for Winter in Delaware can be high 20’s to low 40’ (degrees in Fahrenheit) while Summers can range from the high 60’s to the high 80’s.
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