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  Dover City Facts  
CountryUSA (United State of America)
CountiesKent County
Total Area22.7 sq miles
Lat Long Coordinates39.1581° N, 75.5247° W
Time ZoneEST (UTC−05:00)
Area Code302
Major ReligionRoman Catholic, Christian
MuseumsAir Mobility Command Museum, Johnson Victrola Museum, Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village
UniversitiesDelaware State University

Airports: Tourist attractions:
  • Dover Downs
  • Dover International Speedway
  • Old State House
  • John Dickinson Plantation
  • Biggs Museum of American Art
Dover is the capital of the U.S. State of Delaware. It is one of the smallest and oldest state capitals in the country. Founded by William Penn as the court town for newly established Kent County in 1683, Dover became the capital of Delaware in 1777 after the capital was shifted from New Castle. The city was incorporated in the year 1717. It is the capital and the second largest city in the state and is the county seat of Kent County. It is also the principal city of the Kent County Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Dover hotels are the famous for their outstanding service and exceptional quality. The traditional as well as various types of food served on its tables really favor the taste buds of its customers. Fairfield Inn & Suites , Dover Downs Hotel, Hampton Inn, Comfort Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Comfort Suites, Dover-Days Inn Downtown, Sheraton Dover Hotel, Howard Johnson Express, Red Roof Inn, Red Carpet Inn & Suites and Best Western Galaxy Inn are the famous hotels in the city.

Places to Visit:
The city has many museums that display the historical reminiscences of the state that dates back to its origin. The 18th century Old State House, the Colonial Homes on the Green, Delaware State Museums, Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village that has a fine collection of agricultural equipment are the historically and culturally important places in the city. The Dover Air Force Base that maintains a historical museum with vintage aircraft, B-17 Flying Fortress and open cockpit PT 17 bi-plane is also an important sight in the city. Air Mobility Command Museum, Sewell C. Biggs Museum of American Art, Johnson Victrola Museum, Delaware Archaeology Museum and Delaware State Police Museum and Education Center are the other museums in the city that are often visited by tourists.

Last Updated On : March 18, 2013
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