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Ratification or Admission:  December 7, 1787 (1st)
Present Constitution Adopted:  1897
State Abbreviation:  DE
State Capital:  Dover
Largest City - Population:  Wilmington,
Origin of the Name:  Named after Sir Thomas West, Lord De La Warr, first colonial governor of Virginia.
State Motto:  “Liberty and Independence”
State Nickname:  The First State
State Song:  “Our Delaware” | Lyrics: George: B. Hynson | Music: Will M.S. Brown
State Animal:  Grey Fox
State Bird:  Blue Hen
State Fish:  Weakfish
State Flower:  Peach Blossom
State Fruit:  Strawberry
State Gemstone:  None
State Insect:  Ladybug
State Mineral:  Sillimanite
State Tree:  American Holly
State Flag:  It has a background of colonial blue surrounding a diamond of buff color in which the coat of arms of the state is placed. Below the diamond are the words “December 7, 1787,” indicating the day on which Delaware was the first state to ratify the United States constitution.


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