In the South Atlantic or Southern area, Delaware is one of the 50 states in the United States. It is bordered by Maryland to the south and west, Pennsylvania to the north, and the Atlantic Ocean to the east. The state takes its name from the first colonial governor of Virginia, Thomas West, 3rd Baron De La Warr, an English nobleman.
Delaware occupies the northeastern part of the Delmarva Peninsula as well as some Delaware River islands and territories. It is the second smallest and most densely populated state, but the sixth. The largest city in Delaware is Wilmington. The state is divided into three counties, the state's lowest number. They're New Castle County, Kent County, and Sussex County from north to south. While the southern two counties have been primarily rural in the past, New Castle County is more developed.
Until European colonization of its coastline in the 16th century, Delaware was populated by several Native American tribes, including the North Lenape and the South Nanticoke. At Zwaanendael, near the present town of Lewes, in 1631, it was initially colonized by Dutch traders. Delaware was one of the U.S. Revolution's 13 colonies. Delaware became the first territory to ratify the Constitution of the United States on December 7, 1787 and has since been recognized as the "The First Territory".
Many markets, fairs and conferences take place in Delaware. Some of the most notable festivals are the Seaford Riverfest, the Punkin Chunkin World Championship since 1986, the Rehoboth Beach Chocolate Festival, the Bethany Beach Jazz Funeral to mark the end of the summer, the Bridgeville Apple Scrapple Festival, the Wilmington Clifford Brown Jazz Festival, the Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival.
Delaware's tourism generated $3.1 billion in 2015, representing 5 percent of the state's GDP. In 2015, Delaware had 8.5 million visitors, with 41,730 workers in the tourism industry making it the fourth largest private employer in the state. Large origin markets for Delaware visitors include Philadelphia, Baltimore, New York City, Washington, D.C., and Harrisburg, with 97 percent commuting by car to the state and 75 percent traveling from 200 miles (320 km) or less.Read: Delaware Wikipedia Page