Delaware is one of the 50 states of the United States and is located in the Mid-Atlantic region. It is bordered to the south and west by Maryland, north by Pennsylvania, and east by New Jersey and the Atlantic Ocean. The state takes its name from the nearby Delaware River, itself named after Thomas West, 3rd Baron De La Warr, an English nobleman and Virginia’s first colonial governor.
Population: 967,171 (2018)
Area: 2,491 sq miles
Colleges and Universities: University of Delaware · Delaware State University · Wesley College · Wilmington University · Widener University School of Law · Delaware Technical Community College · Goldey–Beacom College · Delaware College of Art and Design · Concordia College and University · Dawn Career Institute · Intercultural Open University Foundation
Senators: Chris Coons · Tom Carper
Governor: John Carney
Did You Know: Delaware is known as the “Diamond State”.