By: Joey Nasser

Learn about the second smallest state.

Delaware is a state on the Atlantic coast in the Mid-Atlantic ocean. It was explored by Europeans in the 16th century. It is divided into three countries, the lowest number of countries of any state. Delaware was found in 1638 by Peter Minuit. Delaware became Known as, The First state on December 7th,1787. It is the second smallest state. It was Adopted on July 24th, 1913. Their State bird is a Blue Hen Chicken. Their capital city is Dover. Their population in 2013 was 925,749. Their Religions are, Swedish, Dutch Calvinist, Finnish Lutherans, English Quakers, Scotch-Irish Presbyterians, and Welsh Baptists. The Colonies that board it are, Maryland, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. The names of the mountains are, The Delaware River, Horseshoe hill, Chestnut hill, Drummond hill, Sandy Bray, Sandy Brae, Holy Island, Bohemia manor, Fro hill. And the names of the lakes and ocean are, Blackbird creek, Mispillion river, Nanticoke river, Naamans creek, Indian river, Hershey run, Chesapeake Bay. Its teleportation is under the governance and supervision by Delaware Department of transportation or called DelDOT. The state was named after the Delaware river named by, Thomas West, 3rd Baron De La Warr. So many Colonial settlers came to Delaware and Virginia cause it was experiencing a population BOOM. At the end of the Colonial period, many enslaved people declined. For making tobacco and mixed farming, creating less need for slaves labor. People in Delaware are, 18.1% Irish, 15.6% German, 11.7% English, 10.0% Italian, 4.8% Polish, 4.5% American, 2.5% French, 1.8% Scottish. In 1990-200-2010 were about 80.3% white, 74.6% white in 2000, and in 2010, there were 68.9% white. 1990-2000-2010 there were about 16.9%black in 1990, in 2000 there were, 19.2% black, and in 2010 there were 21.4% black. 1990-2000-2010 there were 1.4% Asian, in 2000, there were 2.1% Asian, and in 2010, there were 3.2% Asian. 1990-2000-2010 there were 0.3% native, in 2000 there were 0.4% native, and in 2010 there were 0.5% native.

Facts about Delaware

* It shares a semi-circular border with Pennsylvania.

* The United States battleship commissioned in 1910.

* Delaware is the only state with no National park system units.

* Today about 500 descendants of the Nanticoke in Indians in Delaware.

* There state bird is a blue hen chicken. They were noted for there fighting ability. Its sometimes referred as the blue hen state.