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Dover, Delaware (DE)

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Where is the Capital of Delaware?
The Map of Delaware (DE) shows the location of the state capital in the "First State". Delaware has 3 counties, and the capital of the State is Dover. On a map, the capital city is always indicated by a star. Interesting fun facts about Dover including its history, location, county, current population, size of the city and the nickname of Dover, Delaware.


The State Maps and county maps provide an outline of the state, which covers 1,954 square miles. The size of the state's capital city, Dover, is 22.7 square miles. Test your recognition skills of the map of the state, and knowledge of its capital, with our State Maps Quiz Game.

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Where is Dover located?
The location of Dover is on the St. Jones River in the Delaware River coastal plain. The city is located in Kent county, Delaware.

Capital of Delaware - Dover
Each of the 50 states have their own capital city. The city of Dover is the capital of the state. The capital does not have to be the largest city in the state, but is usually centrally located either geographically or by population.

The capital is the prominent city, in a political sense, as being the seat of the general government of the state where the state legislature, senate, governor, mayor and other state offices are located.

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Where is Delaware? (DE)

The State of Delaware is located in the North eastern United States.


History & Facts on Dover, the Capital of Delaware
The History and Fast, fun facts about Dover, the capital city of Delaware:

History & Facts about Dover, Delaware - Fast Fact Sheet

Fact 1: Delaware is the 49th biggest state in the USA, the Capital of the State is Dover but the  largest city is Wilmington

Fact 2: The state covers 1,954 square miles and the size of the capital is 22.7 square miles
Fact 3: The population of the capital city - 37,089. Nickname "Blue Hens Chickens"
Fact 4: It is the county seat of Kent county, Delaware.

Fact 5: History - Dover became the capital of Delaware in 1777

Fact 6: History - The colonial politician Caesar Rodney, who played an important role during the American Revolution, lived in the city.

Fact 7: History - The city of Dover was incorporated in 1829

Fact 8: History - In 1933, Capitol Square was laid out and the Legislative Hall became the home of the State's General Assembly.

Fact 9: In May 2000 the Employment Review magazine named the city as one of the best small cities to live and work in

Fact 10: It is one of the nation's smallest state capitals.

History & Facts about Dover, Delaware - Fast Fact Sheet

Facts about the Population of Dover, Delaware
The number of people, or the population of the capital city of Dover, obviously changes constantly but the government statistics for the 2012 population of Dover was 37,089, which provides a good indication of the number of inhabitants of the city.

Dover, Delaware - Homework Help for Kids
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Capital of Delaware - Dover

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