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The capital of Delaware is Dover.
The 2-Letter Postal Abbreviation / Code for Delaware: DE
For a short while in 1963, the U.S. Postal Office recommended "DEL" as the abbreviation for Delaware. Toward the end of 1963, the Post Office made the currently used "DE" the official abbreviation.
Typical abbreviation for Delaware: Del.
The pronunciation of Delaware:
When the people of Delaware refer to themselves: 1:
Time Zone: The state of Delaware is in the Eastern Time (EST/EDT) zone and observes daylight saving time.
Nicknames for Delaware: "The First State"; "Diamond State"; "Blue Hen State"
State Motto: "Liberty and Independence"
State Bird: Blue Hen Chicken (gallus gallus)
State Tree: American Holly (ilex opaca)
State Flower: Peach Blossom (prunus persica)
State Song: "Our Delaware"
Statehood: Delaware was the first state: Dec 7, 1787.
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