Delaware History and Attractions

By | July 25, 2022

According to, Delaware is a very small state in the USA, second in size only to Rhode Island; it is called First State as it was the first to ratify the federal constitution. The symbol of Delaware is a cute blue hen. The state is famous precisely for not being, that is, it is known as the area less frequented by tourism and the jet set but precisely in this it has its own particular charm. To be sure, Delaware attracts business as it has very low taxation and this means that many financial companies and banks have their registered office in this territory.

The beauty of Delaware is precisely in its tranquility, made up of long white beaches overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, of typical English-style villages alongside more sumptuous villas.

Delaware is bordered to the east by the Atlantic Ocean, to the south it borders with Maryland as well as to the west, to the north by New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

In general, the presence of the ocean mitigates the climatic conditions of the whole state, even if there are differences between the north and the south of the country, since the territory of Delaware develops mainly in length. The territory, however, almost never exceeds the sea level, in fact it is characterized almost only by plains or gentle hills in which flourishing forests extend.

The state capital is Dover.


According to, Delaware has been the subject of battles for the quarrel between the Dutch, Swedes and English, this can still be seen in the mestizo flavor that characterizes the town planning and lifestyle habits of the place. A fundamental step was taken in 1787 when, as we have said, the federal constitution was ratified for the first time. In 1800 the state began its industrial development, starting with the gunpowder factory, founded by Charles Dupont, which later developed into the chemical industry. The approval of very favorable tax laws has brought a strong economic impetus since the last century.

Main attractions

A city worth visiting is the small capital Dover, with the central square a place of commemoration for patriotic events and the NASCAR car race that takes place every year. The city offers numerous clubs and restaurants also at affordable prices. Around the main square you can admire period buildings and the Palace of Justice, you can walk along the tree-lined avenues and visit eccentric museums, such as the one dedicated to the inventor of the phonograph.

The long ocean beaches, about 45 kilometers, are a destination that satisfies the desire for relaxation. South of Delaware you can visit Lewes, a quaint seaside town with excellent receptive capacity and home to one of the first whaling stations, created by the Dutch.


A few kilometers from Lewes, the Cape Henlopen State Park extends, which offers the opportunity to walk among dunes, pine forests and swampy areas. Ideal for bird watchers.

NAMED: “The First State”
ORIGIN NAME: It takes its name from the bay of the same name, so named in honor of the governor of Virginia, who perhaps sponsored its exploration.
STATE BOUNDARIES: Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania
MEMBER UNION SINCE: 7 December 1787 (1st state)
CAPITAL POPULATION: 37,532 residents
MOTTO: “Liberty and Independence”
TREE: American Holly
BIRD: Blue Hen Chicken
FLOWER: Peach Blossom
SONG: Our Delaware
THE FLAG: Adopted on July 24, 1913, the Delaware flag has a colonial blue background surrounding a buff diamond. Below the diamond is the date “December 7, 1787,” which indicates the day Delaware rectified its constitution as its first state.
AGRICULTURE: Poultry, soy, dairy products, cereals.
INDUSTRY: Chemicals, food processing products, paper, rubber and plastic products, scientific instruments.

Economy of Delaware

It is the largest producer in terms of animal husbandry and poultry products. The main crops are: potatoes, soy, apples, dried fruits and melons. In addition to chemistry, other important industries of the state are those of synthetic fabrics, parts and engines for vehicles, precision instruments, rubber and plastic articles, printing materials, and industrial equipment. The wood industry is a small sector, producing construction lumber and pulp.

Its beautiful beaches make Delaware a prominent place for outdoor activities such as swimming, boating and fishing. Rehoboth Beach is considered the first beach resort in the state, the resorts of Bethany and Fenwick Island are very popular.

Particularly important in the transport system is the canal that joins the Delaware River to the Chesapeake Bay and the port of Wilmington, where most of the ships from the Atlantic Ocean arrive.

Economy of Delaware