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Location City/District States or Territories States or Territories Abbrieviation Postcode
Bethany Beach Kent Delaware DE 19930
Bethel Kent Delaware DE 19931
Bridgeville Kent Delaware DE 19933
Dagsboro Kent Delaware DE 19939
Delmar Kent Delaware DE 19940
Ellendale Kent Delaware DE 19941
Fenwick Island Kent Delaware DE 19944
Frankford Kent Delaware DE 19945
Georgetown Kent Delaware DE 19947
Greenwood Kent Delaware DE 19950
Harbeson Kent Delaware DE 19951
Laurel Kent Delaware DE 19956
Lewes Kent Delaware DE 19958
Lincoln Kent Delaware DE 19960
Milford Kent Delaware DE 19963
Millsboro Kent Delaware DE 19966
Millville Kent Delaware DE 19967
Milton Kent Delaware DE 19968
Nassau Kent Delaware DE 19969
Ocean View Kent Delaware DE 19970
Rehoboth Beach Kent Delaware DE 19971
Seaford Kent Delaware DE 19973
Selbyville Kent Delaware DE 19975

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Delaware State Description

Delaware is one of the 50 states of the United States and it is located in the Mid-Atlantic region. It shares borders in the south and west with Maryland, in the north with Pennsylvania, and in the east by New Jersey and the Atlantic Ocean. The state takes its name from the nearby Delaware River (which has its river mouth inside Delaware), itself is named after Thomas West, 3rd Baron De La Warr, who is an English nobleman and the first colonial governor in Virginia.

Delaware occupies the northeastern areas of the Delmarva Peninsula and some islands and territory that are within the Delaware River. It is the second smallest and the sixth least populated state, but it is also the sixth most densely populated state. The largest city in Delaware is Wilmington, while the state capital is Dover, which is the second-largest city in the state. The state is divided into three counties, having the lowest number of any state. From north to south, they are Kent County, New Castle County, and Sussex County. While the southern two counties have historically been predominantly on agriculture, New Castle County is more urbanized.

Before its coastline was explored by the Europeans in the early 16th century, Delaware was inhabited by several groups of Native Americans, including the Lenape in the north and Nanticoke in the southern parts. It was initially colonized by Dutch traders at Zwaanendael, near the current town of Lewes, in 1631. Delaware was one of the 13 colonies participating in the American Revolution. On December 7, 1787, Delaware became the first state to ratify the Constitution of the United States, and has since been reffered to as "The First State".

Since the turn of the 20th century, Delaware is also a primary onshore corporate haven, in which by virtue of its corporate laws, the state is the domicile of over 50% of all NYSE-listed business and 60% of the Fortune 500 companies.

The state was named after the Delaware River, which in turn got its name from Thomas West, 3rd Baron De La Warr (1577–1618) who was the ruling governor of the Colony of Virginia as at the time Europeans first explored the river. The Delaware people, a name that is used by Europeans for Lenape people that are indigenous to the Delaware Valley, also got  their name from the same source.

The surname de La Warr comes from Sussex and it is of Anglo-Norman origin. It probably came up from a Norman lieu-dit La Guerre. This toponymic could be gotten from the Latin ager, from the Breton gwern or from the Late Latin varectum (fallow). The toponyms Gara, Gare, Gaire (the sound often mutated in also appear in the old texts that are cited by Lucien Musset, where the word ga(i)ra means gore. It could also be linked with a patronymic from the Old Norse verr.