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State of Delaware

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Facts about Delaware

  • The State of Delaware is the 1st U.S. state.
  • Delaware received statehood on December 7, 1787.
  • Delaware's state capital is Dover.
  • Delaware's state postal abbreviation is DE.

Delaware's Bird, Flower, Motto, Song, Tree

  • Official State Bird: Blue Hen Chicken
  • Official State Bird Latin Name: domestic Gallus gallus

  • Official State Flower: Peach blossom
  • Official State Flower Latin Name: Prunus persica
  • Year: 1895

  • Official State Motto: Liberty and Independence
  • Official State Motto Latin Translation:

  • Official State Song: Our Deleware

  • Official State Tree: American holly
  • Official State Tree Latin Name: Ilex opaca
  • Year: 1939

Delaware's State Government and Public Safety


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