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ID: 7007239
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Delaware (state)  Delaware (state)

Coordinates:
Lat: 39 00 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 39.0000  decimal degrees
Long: 075 40 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -75.6667  decimal degrees

Note: Area was occupied by Amerindians, who were later called "Delaware"; settled by English, Dutch and Swedes in 17th century; strongly supported the Revolution, was first to ratify the Federal Constitution; was slave state before Civil War, though loyal to Union.

Names:
Delaware (preferred,C,V)  ............ named after the first colonial governor of Virgina, Baron De la Warr
DE (C,V,USPS)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of North and Central America (continent)  ....  North and Central America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of United States (nation)  ........  United States (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Delaware (state)  ............  Delaware (state) (P)

Place Types:
state (preferred, B)  ............  since December 7, 1787
first level subdivision (C)

Related geographic places:
capital is ....  Dover .......... (inhabited place)
..................  (World, North and Central America, United States, Delaware, Kent county) [7013612]

Sources and Contributors:
DE..........  [VP]
...........  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1256
Delaware..........  [BHA, FDA, VP Preferred]
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) 1:233
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) 29:291 ff.
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) Plate 102
.................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS88000308
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Subject: .....  [BHA, FDA, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 233; 1:233
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XXIX, 291 ff.; 29:291 ff.
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) Plate 102
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS88000308
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1256
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1985)

 

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