State Abbreviation DE
Statehood December 7, 1787
State Capital Dover
State Size Total (Land + Water): 2,489 sq miles; Land Only: 1,954 sq miles
Number of Counties 3
State Population (2010) 897934
Electoral Votes 3
State Quarter Issue Date 36164
State Motto Liberty and Independence
State Flower Peach blossom
State Bird Blue Hen Chicken
Nickname Diamond State; First State
State Flag Delaware State Flag
Area Codes 302
Top 5 Cities (2010 population) Wilmington (70,851)
Dover (36,047)
Newark (31,454)
Bear (19,371)
Middletown (18,871)
Major Sports Teams None
Federal Prisons None
Federal Correctional Institutions None
State Prisons Delores J. Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution [1] (inmate capacity 320)
Howard R. Young Correctional Institution
James T. Vaughn Correctional Center (formerly Delaware Correctional Center)
Sussex Correctional Institution

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