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  (inmate capacity 320)
Howard R. Young Correctional Institution
James T. Vaughn Correctional Center (formerly Delaware Correctional Center)
Sussex Correctional Institution

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