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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 of Delaware State: Dover

Date of Statehood: December 7, 1787

Delaware State Population: 843,524 (US Census 2005 estimate)

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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)
Picture of the Peach Blossom, the official state flower of Delaware.
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Delaware State Tree: American Holly (Legislation of 1939)

Delaware State Bird:
Blue Hen Chicken (Gallus gallus)(Legislation of 1939)
Picture of the Blue+Hen+Chicken, the official state bird of Delaware.
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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 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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Delaware 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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Delaware State License Plate: Photo under license from collector Jim Moini ©2011.
Official licens plate of Delaware state.
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