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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Map of Delaware state, county map with cities

Here is Delaware map, counties, cities map along with background information on the place. The state of Delaware is situated in the Mid-Atlantic area of the United States along the Atlantic Coast that dots the eastern border of the country. The southern and western borders of the state are adjacent to the state of Maryland and to the north is the state of Pennsylvania. The state of Delaware gets its name from the third Baron De La Warr, named Thomas West, who was an English nobleman and also the first colonial governor of Virginia. The current region of Cape Henlopen was initially named after him.

Delaware is ranked as the second smallest state in the United States after Rhode Island. It is situated in the northeastern region of the Delmarva Peninsula. The state of Delaware is ranked 45th in the list of most populous states in the United States. However, it is ranked 6th in the list of most densely populated states and around sixty percent of the state’s population is concentrated in the New Castle County.

The state has a huge number of patents per company or individual and ranks second when it comes to the number of civilian engineers and scientists as a percentage of the total work personnel. Most of the development and economic growth of the state is closely linked to the Du Pont group, which is one of the biggest chemical companies in the world.

Delaware was one of the first colonies that participated in the American Revolution and was also the first state to endorse the Constitution of the United States. Hence it is often referred to as ‘The First State’.

The state of Delaware has three counties. New Castle falls in the northern region and is industrialized while Kent and Sussex are southern counties which have traditionally been predominantly agrarian. Delaware has the least number of counties of any state in the United States. The county boundaries were originally decided by the older court districts. The legislative bodies in the counties have powers to only handle limited issues such as development and zoning.

Here is the list of Delaware cities

Delaware City
New Castle
Rehoboth Beach

Delaware state map

Delaware counties map

Delaware cities map


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