Delaware

Delaware
Delaware is a really cool state. I say that because there
is not a whole-lot of crime there and for country folks
its great because there is a lot of cows and pigs, but
there are also a lot of cars there too. It was some rivers
and creeks land definition and tons of history, but there
isnt very many people there compared to California.
Delaware has gained 2 nicknames over the years, The First
State and The Diamond State. It got the nickname The First
State because it was the first state to ratify the
constitution. It got the nickname the Diamond State
because they are the world leaders in diamond mining.
Delaware was some really neat geography because they have
swamps, rivers, lakes, but they really dont really have a
lot mountains. They have the biggest natural cypress swamp
in the world and Pocomoke Swamp the northern most swamp in
the United States. They have a couple rivers the Christina
and Brandywine Creek. As for lakes the have Chesapeake Bay
and Delaware Bay.
Delaware has a lot of economic activity. More than 80% of
Delawares farm income is from the production of broiler
chickens and a variety of other things including soybeans,
greenhouse products and corn. Milk is also produced
considering that Delaware was more cows than they know what
to do with. Fishing is declining but crabs, shad, cod,
oysters and clams are caught. Delaware has many useful
industries. Delaware industries major in food processing,
primary metals, machinery, leather goods, fabricated
metals, printing and publishing. They also make a whole-
lot of textiles like linoleum. They also make a lot of
chemicals and cars. They are one of the most popular car
states in the United States.
Delawares climate is on the cold side with the average
temperature in January is 32 and 72 in July. Delaware is
also on the storm track of the Gulf of Mexico. Delawares
average rainfall is about 44 inches.
Delaware has common natural resources. Kaolin is the most
significant natural resource followed by granite, gravel,
and clay (used to make brick and tiles). Hydroelectric
power hasnt been developed yet. The Coastal Zone act was
passed in 1971.
Communications in Delaware are simple. Delaware has 2
daily newspaper and several weeklies. Public Television is
very popular in Delaware. Of course they also have phones
and faxes and stuff like that.
As a megalopolitain state, Delaware is heavily populated.
Most of Delawares residents are classified as Urban.
Delawares 12% growth rate (1980-1990) was slightly above
the United States average. In 1990 the population was
about 80% white and 17% black. The major religious groups
are the Methodists, Presbyterians, Roman Catholics, and
Episcopalians.
Education in Delaware was established mostly through the
efforts of Willard Hall in 1829, but funding and teaching
were uneven and the blacks were excluded. In 1978 court-
ordered busing was expected to mix all white suburban
schools with Wilmington, which was 85% black.
Cultural Institutions in Delaware are primarily museums and
located in the north and are the legacy of wealthy
hobbyists. Other cultural centers include the Delaware
museum of art, Delaware museum of natural history and a
state history museum, which are all in the Capitol, Dover.
Historical sites and Recreation of Delaware are far and few
but really cool. One of the sites is New Castle, with a
historic district containing many 17th and 18th century
buildings. Old Swedes church in Wilmington. Fort
Delaware (Completed in 1860) on pea patch island.
Dickinson House (built in 1740) near Dover, and State House
(Built in 1792) in Dover. Rehoboth Beach is a well-known
resort.
Facts about Delaware-
Land- Area 2498 square miles-Rank
49th Capital-Dover
Population 27,630
People- Population 666,168 Rank 46th
Education-Public Enrollment Elementary 72,606 Secondary
27,052 Higher 34,252
State Symbols- Statehood December 7th; the First State, The
Diamond State, Bird Blue Hen, Flower Peach Blossom, Tree
American Holly, Motto Liberty and Independence, Song Our
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