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Many symbols of Delaware can be found in our Delaware coloring pages section. This includes state map outlines, the flag, state flower, famous landmarks, state animals and other symbols of the region. These printables make a great resource for student reports.

Check out the Delaware Unit of Study for all coloring pages, information, interactive puzzles, word jumbles, word searches, worksheets, and thematic book reviews. We even included a state quarter observation sheet!

Delaware OutlineState Name: Delaware
State Nickname: The First State
also known as:
  • The Diamond State
  • The Small Wonder
State Capital: Dover
State Governor: Jack Markell
State Abbreviation: Del.
2 letter Postal Code: DE
Area: 2,057 square miles
Date Entered the Union: Dec. 7, 1787
State #: 1
Borders: Pennsylvania, Atlantic Ocean, Maryland, Delaware River, Delaware Bay
Delaware flagFlag Meaning: A buff colored diamond bears the state seal. The seal appears in the center of a colonial blue background. Below the diamond is the date "December 7, 1787," when Delaware became the first state to ratify the Constitution of the United States. The flag was adopted in 1912.
Number of U.S. Representatives: 1
State Motto: Liberty and Independence
State Flower: Peach Blossom
State Bird: Blue Hen Chicken
State Song: "Our Delaware"
State Tree: American Holly
State Fish: Weakfish
State Butterfly: Tiger Swallowtail
10 Largest Cities (in order of size): Wilmington, Dover, Newark, Middletown, Smyrna, Milford, Seaford, Elsmere, Georgetown, New Castle
Famous Residents:
- Valerie Bertinelli, actress
- Emily Bissell, originator of Christmas seals
- Robert Montgomery Bird, writer and artist
- John Dickinson, statesman
- Thomas Garrett, abolitionist
- Caesar Rodney, signer of Declaration of Independence
Attractions: Fort Christina, Winterthur Museum, Cooch's Bridge (Revolutionary Battlefield), Zwaanendael (First settlement), Amstel House, Delaware Art Center, De Vries Monument, Iron Hill (highest points in Delaware), Old Court House (first capitol in 1704),
Agriculture: dairy, poultry, corn, hogs, vegetables, wheat, hay, soybeans, apples
Industries: manufacturing, processing, textiles, fishing, agriculture, mining
Natural Resources: fish, gravel, kaolin, sand

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