Delaware State Symbols, Facts & Info
The United States of America accepted Delaware as the 1st state to enter the union. Below, you will find the official state symbols and interesting facts about Delaware.
State Name: Delaware
Capital of Delaware State: Dover
Date of Statehood: December 7, 1787
Delaware State Population: 843,524 (US Census 2005 estimate)
Primary Agriculture: Delaware's main agricultural products include soybeans, corn and milk.
Primary Industry: Delaware's industries include crab and clam fisheries, chemicals, food products, paper products, rubber and plastics products, primary metals, printed materials, sand, gravel and magnesium compounds.
Delaware State Nickname: The First State
Delaware State Motto: Liberty and Independence
Delaware State Flower:
Peach Blossom (Prunus persica)(Legislation of 1895)
Delaware State Tree: American Holly (Legislation of 1939)
Delaware State Bird:
Blue Hen Chicken (Gallus gallus)(Legislation of 1939)
Delaware State Fish: Weakfish (Legislation of 1971)
Delaware State Insect: Lady Bug (Legislation of 1974)
Delaware State Gemstone: Sillimanite (Legislation of 1977)
Official State Seal:
Official State Flag:
Delaware State License Plate:
Photo under license from collector Jim Moini ©2011.
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