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Wednesday, February 4, 2009


Delaware is the second-smallest state in America. Much of the state is rural, with 45km (28 miles) of coastline. Lewes is a quaint seaside historic town with some delightful beaches. Cape Henlopen State Park is Delaware's largest state park, with its seabird nesting colony and white sand dunes.Delaware was the first state to ratify the United States Constitution, back in 1787. The state has a rich history - Fort Christina Historic Park is the site of Delaware's first permanent settlement when Finns and Swedes landed here in 1638.Its administrative and commercial centre, Wilmington, was founded in the same year. The city includes museums, galleries, a port and a trolley car system modelled on the world-famous cable cars in San Francisco