Animated flag of Delaware.

Animated flag of Delaware. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Delaware is known as the “First State,” as it was the first state to ratify the US Constitution in 1787. Although it may be the very first United State, it’s actually the second smallest in area (the only state smaller is Rhode Island).  Here are some more facts about the “First State:”

    • Capital:  Dover
    • Largest City:  Wilmington
    • Area: 1,982 sq. mi.
    • State Bird:  Blue Hen
    • State Flower:  Peach Blossom
    • State Tree:  American Holly
    • State Song:  “Our Delaware”
    • State Motto:  “Liberty and Independence”
    • State Governor:  Jack Markell

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