Delaware is a state in the United States of America and is situated in ‘Mid Atlantic’ region near the Atlantic coast. An Englishman named Thomas West, 3rd Baron De La Warr named this state and was also the governor of Virginia. Geographically, this state is positioned in the north eastern part of the United States of America.
The state of Delaware comprises of 3 main counties namely: the county of New Castle, Kent, and the county of Sussex. The county of New Castle is highlighted often for its high number of industries while the rest of the counties are dependent on agriculture for their economy.
The geography of Delaware is such that it ranks 49th in terms of area among the rest of the states of United States of America. The total area of the state ofDelaware is 2,490 sq mi and it comes 45th in terms of population which is approximately about 890,000.
The state of Delaware is a small state in terms of area in the United States of America and it is positioned second after Rhode Island. It is 96 miles in length and is 9 miles to 35 miles crossways. Despite its small size, the geography of the state is rich and varies from county to county.
The state of Delaware is surrounded by Pennsylvania on the northern side and by the Delaware River, New Jersey and the Delaware Bay on its eastern side. The Atlantic Ocean borders it on the eastern side. Maryland surrounds the state of Delaware on its west and also on the southern side.
The State of Delaware also shares small parts of its land limits with the state of New Jersey on the east part of Delaware River. The Delmarva Peninsula extends out to the Mid Atlantic Coast as the counties of Maryland and Virginia along with some in Delaware contribute to its formation.
The Twelve-Mile circle is the single circular boundary in the United States of America. It extends to the eastern side along the NewJersey shore and then it juts out along the southern side to the coastline until it reaches the Twelve-Mile circle. This arc furthers to the east edge of Maryland to the western side of the arc.
There is a wedge of land in the midst of the northwestern side of the arc and the boundary of county of Maryland. This wedge was previously shared by state of Delaware and the State of Pennsylvania till the year 1921.
The climate of the state of Delaware is mostly moderate. This is because of its location along the Atlantic coast. The climate of the state varies from humid subtropical weather to continental. The climate disparity of the state is significant to the geography ofDelaware because in spite of its meager size, Delaware has a huge variation in climate from northern tip to southern tip.
The climate in the southern part of the state of Delaware is quite mild as compared to the north part of the state and the variation in climate has been supporting vast diversity in terms of vegetation. The county of Sussex sees regular growth of the Bald Cypress tree in the northern part of the region. The vegetation grown in the county of New Castle is more or less similar to the vegetation grown in North east region of United States of America.
The summer months in Delaware experience humidity and heat whereas their cooler counterparts in the state experience a humid subtropical weather. The county of New Castle has a variation of both humid subtropical weather and warm continental climate.
Delaware is regarded as one of the flattest surfaces in the United States of America and has the lowest elevation as compared to any other region. The highest elevated location falls in Ebright Azimuth and it doesn’t totally rise to 450 feet above sea level.
The north region of the state comprises of Appalachian Piedmont which consists of rolling surfaces and numerous hills. The Robert Kirkwood Highway in the state ofDelaware which lies in the middle of Newark and Wilmington is followed by a fall line. The Atlantic Coastal Plain which is situated by the southern end of the Robert Kirkwood Highway is characterized by smooth, grimy and marshy lands. TheDelaware river lying on the eastern side and the Chesapeake Bay situated on western side is divided by a ridge which elevates approximately up to 75 to 80 feet.
Atlantic coast bays