Delaware State
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Delaware State collage of images.
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

Abbreviation:
DE

Capital:
Dover

Date of Statehood:
December 7, 1787

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.

Nickname:
The First State

Motto:
Liberty and Independence

Flower:
Peach Blossom (Legislation of 1895)
Picture of the Peach Blossom, the official state flower of Delaware.

Tree:
American Holly (Legislation of 1939)

Bird:
Blue Hen Chicken (Legislation of 1939)
Picture of the Blue+Hen+Chicken, the official state bird of Delaware.
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Fish:
Weakfish (Legislation of 1971)

Insect:
Lady Bug (Legislation of 1974)

Gemstone:
Sillimanite (Legislation of 1977)

Official State Seal:
Official State Seal of Delaware.
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Official State Flag:
Official State Flag of Delaware.
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State Commemorative Quarter:
From the 1999-2008 United States Mint 50 State Quarters® Program
Commemorative state quarter of Delaware.
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State Postage Stamp:
From the 2002 United States Postal Service Greetings from America series.
34 cent Greetings from America commemorative stamp of Delaware state.
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