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Delaware got its name from Thomas West, 3rd Baron De La Warr, an English nobleman and Virginia's first what?
A: Colonial governor

Delaware provided one of the premier regiments to the Continental Army, and were known as the what?
A: Delaware Blues.

As of the 2010 census, Delaware is one of only five states that have no cities with a population over how many people?
A: 100,000.

Where does Delaware rank in size compared to the other states?
A: It's the second smallest.

How does Delaware rank as far as population density with the other states?
A: It's the sixth most densely populated.

In 1777, when John Dickinson, Delaware's largest slave owner, freed his slaves, how many did he have?
A: 37.

At what trading post were all the settlers killed in a dispute with area Indian tribes?
A: Zwaanendael.

 

Delaware is the only slave state that did not contribute any regiments or militia to the what?
A: Confederate army.

How many counties does Delaware have?
A: 3.

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What are the names of the three counties in Delaware?
A: New Castle, Kent, and Sussex.

Delaware was originally inhabited by several groups of American Indians, including the Lenape in the north and what tribe in the south?
A: Nanticoke.

Delaware was first colonized by Dutch traders in 1631,at Zwaanendael, located near the present town of what?
A: Lewes.

One of the 13 colonies involved in the American Revolution, Delaware became the first state to what?
A: Ratify the Constitution.

Delaware ranges from 9 miles to 35 miles wide and is how long?
A: 96 miles.

 

How big in square miles is Delaware?
A: 1,954 square miles.

Where does Delaware rank in size compared to the rest of the US States?
A: The second-smallest.

What state borders Delaware to the north?
A: Pennsylvania.

Small parts of Delaware are on the eastern side of the Delaware River and thus share a border with what state?
A: New Jersey.

Situated on a level plain, Delaware has the lowest what of any state?
A: Mean elevation.

Where is Delaware's highest elevation?
A: Ebright Azimuth, near Concord High School.

What was Delaware's all time record high temperature, recorded at Millsboro on July 21, 1930?
A: 110 °F.

 

The all time record low temperature of −17 °F was recorded at Millsboro on what date?
A: January 17, 1893.

After the American Revolution, statesmen from Delaware were among the leading proponents of a strong what?
A: Central United States.

Most of the English colonists who arrived in Delaware, did so as indentured servants, and hired themselves out to pay for their what?
A: Passage.

At the end of the colonial period, the number of enslaved people in Delaware began to decline and local Methodists and Quakers encouraged slaveholders to do what?
A: Free their slaves.

What is the population density of Delaware?
A: 442.6 people per square mile.

In 2005,how much was the average weekly wage in Delaware?
A: $937.

How many of all U.S. publicly traded companies are incorporated in the state of Delaware?
A: More than 50%.

Delaware Bicycle Route 1, What type of route spans the north-south length of the state?
A: A bicycle route.

Approximately how many bridges does Delaware have?
A: About 1,450.

What are the names of the three ferries that operate in the state of Delaware?
A: Cape May-Lewes Ferry, Woodland Ferry, and Delaware City–Salem Ferry.

 
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