What Are Some Basic Facts About Delaware?


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Some basic facts about Delaware are that it has various state plants and animals, such as the horseshoe crab, weakfish, blue hen and gray fox. Additionally, the state beverage is milk, while the state dessert is peach pie.

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The peach blossom is the state flower, and the state tree is the American holly. The state bug is the lady bug.

Delaware has the distinction of being the first of the 13 original states to ratify the U.S. constitution on December 7, 1778. Some nicknames associated with Delaware are the "First State," "Diamond State" and "Small Wonder." Delaware colony was founded in 1638 by Peter Minuit.

The capital of Delaware is Dover. However, the largest city is Brandywine, as of 2014. The second largest city is Wilmington.

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