Delaware

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Delaware is one of the 50 states of the United States, in the Mid-Atlantic or Northeastern region.wikipedia
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New Jersey

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It is bordered to the south and west by Maryland, to the north by Pennsylvania, and to the east by New Jersey and the Atlantic Ocean. Delaware is bounded to the north by Pennsylvania; to the east by the Delaware River, Delaware Bay, New Jersey and the Atlantic Ocean; and to the west and south by Maryland.
It is a peninsula, bordered on the north and east by the state of New York; on the east, southeast, and south by the Atlantic Ocean; on the west by the Delaware River and Pennsylvania; and on the southwest by the Delaware Bay and Delaware.

Pennsylvania

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It is bordered to the south and west by Maryland, to the north by Pennsylvania, and to the east by New Jersey and the Atlantic Ocean. Delaware is bounded to the north by Pennsylvania; to the east by the Delaware River, Delaware Bay, New Jersey and the Atlantic Ocean; and to the west and south by Maryland.
The Commonwealth is bordered by Delaware to the southeast, Maryland to the south, West Virginia to the southwest, Ohio to the west, Lake Erie and the Canadian province of Ontario to the northwest, New York to the north, and New Jersey to the east.

Maryland

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It is bordered to the south and west by Maryland, to the north by Pennsylvania, and to the east by New Jersey and the Atlantic Ocean. Delaware is bounded to the north by Pennsylvania; to the east by the Delaware River, Delaware Bay, New Jersey and the Atlantic Ocean; and to the west and south by Maryland.
Maryland is a state in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States, bordering Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia to its south and west; Pennsylvania to its north; and Delaware to its east.

Mid-Atlantic (United States)

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Delaware is one of the 50 states of the United States, in the Mid-Atlantic or Northeastern region.
Its exact definition differs upon source, but the region usually includes New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Washington, D.C., Virginia, and West Virginia.

Delmarva Peninsula

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Delaware occupies the northeastern portion of the Delmarva Peninsula.
The Delmarva Peninsula, or simply Delmarva, is a large peninsula on the East Coast of the United States, occupied by Delaware and parts of the Eastern Shores of Maryland and Virginia.

Sussex County, Delaware

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From north to south, they are New Castle County, Kent County, and Sussex County.
Sussex County is a county located in the southern part of the U.S. state of Delaware, on the Delmarva Peninsula.

New Castle County, Delaware

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From north to south, they are New Castle County, Kent County, and Sussex County.
New Castle County is the northernmost of the three counties of the U.S. state of Delaware.

Kent County, Delaware

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From north to south, they are New Castle County, Kent County, and Sussex County.
Kent County is a county located in the central part of the U.S. state of Delaware.

Delaware River

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The state was named after the Delaware River, which in turn derived its name from Thomas West, 3rd Baron De La Warr (1577–1618) who was the ruling governor of the Colony of Virginia at the time Europeans first explored the river. Delaware is bounded to the north by Pennsylvania; to the east by the Delaware River, Delaware Bay, New Jersey and the Atlantic Ocean; and to the west and south by Maryland.
It drains an area of 14119 sqmi in five U.S. states: Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania.

New Castle, Delaware

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Most of the boundary between Delaware and Pennsylvania was originally defined by an arc extending 12 mi from the cupola of the courthouse in the city of New Castle.
New Castle is a city in New Castle County, Delaware, six miles (10 km) south of Wilmington, situated on the Delaware River.

Lewes, Delaware

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It was initially colonized by Dutch traders at Zwaanendael, near the present town of Lewes, in 1631.
Lewes was the site of the first European settlement in Delaware, a whaling and trading post that Dutch settlers founded on June 3, 1631 and named Zwaanendael (Swan Valley).

Wilmington, Delaware

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Delaware's largest city is Wilmington. The Atlantic Seaboard fall line approximately follows the Robert Kirkwood Highway between Newark and Wilmington; south of this road is the Atlantic Coastal Plain with flat, sandy, and, in some parts, swampy ground. In 1638 New Sweden, a Swedish trading post and colony, was established at Fort Christina (now in Wilmington) by Peter Minuit at the head of a group of Swedes, Finns and Dutch.
Wilmington (Lenape: Paxahakink / Pakehakink) is the largest and most populous city in the U.S. state of Delaware.

Newark, Delaware

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The Atlantic Seaboard fall line approximately follows the Robert Kirkwood Highway between Newark and Wilmington; south of this road is the Atlantic Coastal Plain with flat, sandy, and, in some parts, swampy ground.
Newark is a city in New Castle County, Delaware, United States.

List of counties in Delaware

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The state is divided into three counties, the lowest number of any state.
The U.S. state of Delaware is divided by only three counties: New Castle, Kent, and Sussex, the fewest of any state in the United States.

Delaware Route 2

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The Atlantic Seaboard fall line approximately follows the Robert Kirkwood Highway between Newark and Wilmington; south of this road is the Atlantic Coastal Plain with flat, sandy, and, in some parts, swampy ground.
Delaware Route 2 (DE 2) is a 10.94 mi east–west highway located in northern New Castle County, Delaware.

Wedge (border)

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The remaining western border runs slightly east of due south from its intersection with the arc. The Wedge of land between the northwest part of the arc and the Maryland border was claimed by both Delaware and Pennsylvania until 1921, when Delaware's claim was confirmed.
The Wedge (or Delaware Wedge) is a 1.068 sqmi tract of land along the borders of Delaware, Maryland and Pennsylvania.

Thomas West, 3rd Baron De La Warr

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The state was named after the Delaware River, which in turn derived its name from Thomas West, 3rd Baron De La Warr (1577–1618) who was the ruling governor of the Colony of Virginia at the time Europeans first explored the river. The state takes its name from Thomas West, 3rd Baron De La Warr, an English nobleman and Virginia's first colonial governor.
Thomas West, 3rd and 12th Baron De La Warr (9 July 1577 – 7 June 1618) was an English politician, for whom the bay, the river, and, consequently, a Native American people and U.S. state, all later called "Delaware", were named.

Chesapeake Bay

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A ridge about 75 to 80 ft in elevation extends along the western boundary of the state and separates the watersheds that feed Delaware River and Bay to the east and the Chesapeake Bay to the west.
More than 150 major rivers and streams flow into the Bay's 64299 sqmi drainage basin, which covers parts of six states (New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia) and all of Washington, D.C.

Twelve-Mile Circle

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This boundary is often referred to as the Twelve-Mile Circle.
The Twelve-Mile Circle is an approximately circular arc which forms most of the boundary between the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the State of Delaware in the United States.

Delaware Bay

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Delaware is bounded to the north by Pennsylvania; to the east by the Delaware River, Delaware Bay, New Jersey and the Atlantic Ocean; and to the west and south by Maryland.
The bay is bordered inland by the States of New Jersey and Delaware, and the Delaware Capes, Cape Henlopen and Cape May, on the Atlantic.

Ebright Azimuth

Its highest elevation, located at Ebright Azimuth, near Concord High School, is less than 450 ft above sea level.
The Ebright Azimuth is the point with the highest benchmark monument elevation in the U.S. state of Delaware.

List of Governors of Delaware

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Following the Battle of Brandywine, Wilmington was occupied by the British, and State President John McKinly was taken prisoner.
The Governor of Delaware (President of Delaware from 1776 to 1792) is the head of the executive branch of Delaware's state government and the commander-in-chief of the state's military forces.

Northeastern United States

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Delaware is one of the 50 states of the United States, in the Mid-Atlantic or Northeastern region.
However, the Census Bureau has acknowledged the obvious limitations of this definition and the potential merits of a proposal created after the 1950 census that would include changing regional boundaries to include Delaware, Maryland, and the District of Columbia, with the Mid-Atlantic states, but ultimately decided that "the new system did not win enough overall acceptance among data users to warrant adoption as an official new set of general-purpose State groupings. The previous development of many series of statistics, arranged and issued over long periods of time on the basis of the existing State groupings, favored the retention of the summary units of the current regions and divisions."

Nanticoke people

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Before its coastline was explored by Europeans in the 16th century, Delaware was inhabited by several groups of Native Americans, including the Lenape in the north and Nanticoke in the south.
The Nanticoke people are an indigenous American Algonquian people, whose traditional homelands are in Chesapeake Bay and Delaware.

New Sweden

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In 1638 New Sweden, a Swedish trading post and colony, was established at Fort Christina (now in Wilmington) by Peter Minuit at the head of a group of Swedes, Finns and Dutch.
Settlements were established on both sides of the Delaware Valley in the present-day American Mid-Atlantic states of Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, often in places where Swedish traders had been visiting since about 1610.