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Delaware State Profile


State Unique Name The Diamond State
Capital City Dover
Location 39.15869 N
Bird Blue Hen chicken
Border States Maryland - New Jersey - Pennsylvania
Economy Agriculture
Flower Peach Blossom
Largest City Wilmington
Land Area Wilmington
Population 7,31,581
Statehood 12/07/87
Tree American Holly (ilex opaca aiton)
Song The official state song consist of a poem "Our Delaware" containing three verses in honor of each county of the State, written by George B. Hynson; a fourth verse in praise of the State and pledging the loyalties of its citizens, written by Donn Devine; and a musical score composed specifically for the state song by Will M. S. Brown".


"Our Delaware"


First Verse

Oh the hills of dear New Castle,and the smiling vales between,When the corn is all in tassel,And the meadowlands are green;Where the cattle crop the clover,And its breath is in the air,While the sun is shining overOur beloved Delaware.

Chorus

Oh our Delaware! Our beloved Delaware! For the sun is shining over our beloved Delaware, Oh our Delaware Our beloved Delaware! Heres the loyal son that pledges, Faith to good old Delaware.

Second Verse

Where the wheat fields break and billow, In the peaceful land of Kent, Where the toiler seeks his pillow, With the blessings of content; Where the bloom that tints the peaches, Cheeks of merry maidens share, And the woodland chorus preaches A rejoiceing Delaware.

Third Verse

Dear old Sussex visions linger, Of the holly and the pine, Of Henlopens Jeweled finger, Flashing out across the brine; Of the gardens and the hedges, And the welcome waiting there, For the loyal son that pledges Faith to good old Delaware.

Fourth Verse

From New Castle's rolling meadows, Through the fair rich fields of Kent, To the Sussex shores hear echoes, Of the pledge we now present; Liberty and Independence, We will guard with loyal care, And hold fast to freedom's presence, In our home state Delaware.

Last Updated on: September 2nd, 2017