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Deleware is a state within the United States of America. It is located in the mid Atlantic region of the United States and is bordered by New Jersey and Pennsylvania to the north, Maryland to the west and south, and the Atlantic Ocean to the east. Dover is the state capital. Historically, the state was the first former colony to secede from England hence its nickname, "The First State."



With a total area of 1,953.56 square miles, Delaware is the second smallest state in the Union (only surpassed in size-minority by Rhode Island).[1] Delaware has a generally flat to rolling plain for its topography, mostly consisting of farmland and pockets of urban centralization. Its eastern borders contain sand dunes and marsh the Atlantic coast with the remaining land generally flat and rural.


As of the 2010 census, the population was 897,934.[2] The population make up was (in order given by the US Census) was 74.5% White, 20.9% Black, 0.4% American Indian and Alaskan Native, 2.8% Asian, 0.1% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, 1.4% reporting two or more races, and 6.5% Hispanic or Latino.[1]


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