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  • Delaware - The First State
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  • Historic Delaware, USA

     

    Delaware which is one among the 50 states in the United States is located on the Atlantic Coast. Being more precise it’s in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States. The state named on the British nobleman and Virginia’s first governor Lord De La Warr. First white settlement on Delaware soil was made in 1631. IT is in 1638 the first permanent European settlement made by Swedes. A fort was built called Fort Christina after the young queen of Sweden, and the river was also named for her.

    Delaware is the 2nd smallest state of after Rhode Island. Delaware has three counties: New Castle, Kent, and Sussex. Northern county rank second in civilian scientists and engineers and a number of patent issued to companies or individuals is 1,000 workers and the Southern two counties have been historically pre-dominantly by agricultural. The main profession of Delaware peoples is Agriculture, fishing, Manufacturing (chemicals, food products, paper products, rubber and plastics products, primary metals, and printed materials) and Mining. 2000 Population Estimate - 783,600; 45th among the states but 6th in population density, with more than 60% of the population in New Castle County; Density: 401 persons per square mile.

    Delaware was announced as a state in December 7, 1787. States motto is liberty and independence and its nickname is “First State”. The capital of Delaware is Dover which is in Kent County. The five largest ancestries in Delaware are: African American (19.2%), Irish (16.6%), German (14.3%), English (12.1%), and Italian (9.3%). Delaware has the highest proportion of African-American residents of any state north of Maryland, and had the largest percentage of free blacks (17% of the state). Three most spoken languages are 90.5% age 5 and older speak only English at home; 4.7% speak Spanish. French is the third most spoken language at 0.7%. Delaware gross state product in 2003 was $49 billion and the per capita personal income was $34,199, ranking 9th in the nation. One major branch of the U.S. Interstate Highway System, Interstate 95, crosses Delaware southwest-to-northeast across New Castle County. In addition to I-95, there are six U.S. highways that serve Delaware: U.S. Route 9, U.S. Route 13, U.S. Route 40, U.S. Route 113, U.S. Route 202, and U.S. Route 301. There are also several state highways that cross the state of Delaware.

    Delaware has a cabinet form of government. The General Assembly, Delaware's lawmaking body, is comprised of a State House of Representatives, whose 41 members are elected for two-year terms, and a State Senate, whose 21 members are elected for four-year terms and State Supreme Court consists of a chief justice and four associate justices. All members are appointed by the governor, with confirmation by the Senate, for a term of 12 years.

     University of Delaware plays a big role in education of state. A state-assisted, privately governed institution, UD offers courses in a broad range of disciplines, including 4 associate’s programs, 130 bachelor’s programs, 110 master's programs and 43 doctoral programs through our seven colleges and in collaboration with more than 50 research centers. Our student body includes nearly 16,000 undergraduates, 3,500 graduate students, and 1,000 students in professional and continuing studies from across the United States and around the world.


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