Delaware (English: Delaware) is one of the states in the USA, on the coast of the bay of the same name in the Atlantic Ocean. Known as the “First State” because of the 13 colonies that ratified the US Constitution (which made the colonies states), Delaware was the first to ratify the Constitution. It happened on December 7, 1787.
Delaware borders Pennsylvania in the north, Maryland in the south and west. From the east, the state is washed by the waters of the Atlantic Ocean and the Delaware Bay estuary. Delaware also owns small areas on the east side of the Delaware River Delta, which in turn borders New Jersey.
The largest city of the state is Wilmington, the capital is Dover.
|Place in the United States|
|Location of Dover in Delaware|
|Location of Delaware in the US|
|Type of place||City|
|Coordinates||39° 9′ N, 75° 31′ W|
|– country||60.06 km²|
|– water||0.76 km²|
|Mayor||Robin Christiansen (D)|
|ZIP code(s)||19901–19906, 19901, 19903, 19906|
|Center of Dover|
According to COUNTRYAAH, Dover is the capital of the US state of Delaware. It is also the county seat of Kent County. The city has an area of 58.8 km² of which 0.8 km² is water.
On the Dover Green, a grassy field in the heart of the city, Delaware’s delegates gathered in December 1787 to ratify the United States Constitution signed in Philadelphia. Delaware thus became the first state to do so.
Dover is home to Delaware State University and Wesley College. Built in 1904, the former Dover Opera House was recently renovated and its destination changed to the Swartz Center for the Arts, an arts center for the Dover Symphony Orchestra, ballet performances, and classic films.
Dover is also home to the Dover International Speedway and Dover AFB Air Force Base.
The figure below shows nearby places within a 5 mile radius around Dover.
Cheswold (5 miles)
Dover Base Housing (6 km)
Highland Acres (5 km)
Kent Acres (3 km)
Little Creek (7 km)
Rising Sun-Lebanon (7 km)
Rodney Village (4 km)
Wyoming (6 miles)