Delaware is a state in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States. It is the second-smallest and sixth-least populous state, but also the sixth-most densely populated. Delaware is bordered by Pennsylvania to the north, New Jersey to the east, Maryland to the south, and the Atlantic Ocean to the east. The state takes its name from the adjacent Delaware Bay, in turn named after Thomas West, 3rd Baron De La Warr, an English nobleman and Virginia's first colonial governor.
Delaware occupies the northeastern portion of the Delmarva Peninsula and some islands and territory within the Delaware River. The state is divided into three counties, having the lowest number of counties of any state; from north to south, they are New Castle County, Kent County, and Sussex County.
Delaware's largest city is Wilmington, while the state capital is Dover, the second-largest city in the state. The state is home to a variety of industries, including agriculture, manufacturing, and tourism. Delaware is also a major financial center, with many banks and corporations headquartered in the state.
Delaware is a popular tourist destination, known for its beaches, historical sites, and beautiful scenery. The state is home to a number of state parks, including Brandywine State Park, Lumsden State Park, and Cape Henlopen State Park. Delaware is also home to a number of historical sites, including the Old State House in Dover, the Amstel House in Lewes, and the Hale House in Lewes.
Delaware is a great place to live, work, and raise a family. The state has a strong economy, a low cost of living, and a variety of cultural and recreational opportunities.