State AbbreviationDE
StatehoodDecember 7, 1787
State CapitalDover
State SizeTotal (Land + Water): 2,489 sq miles; Land Only: 1,954 sq miles
Number of Counties3
State Population (2010)897934
Electoral Votes3
State Quarter Issue Date36164
State MottoLiberty and Independence
State FlowerPeach blossom
State BirdBlue Hen Chicken
NicknameDiamond State; First State
State FlagDelaware State Flag
Area Codes302
Top 5 Cities (2010 population)Wilmington (70,851)
Dover (36,047)
Newark (31,454)
Bear (19,371)
Middletown (18,871)
Major Sports TeamsNone
Federal PrisonsNone
Federal Correctional InstitutionsNone
State PrisonsDelores 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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