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Delaware – Delaware's capital is Dover

(Pronounced del-uh-wair and doh-ver)

To remember the capital of the US state Delaware, use the following mnemonic:

She wanted her delicate wear (Delaware) back. "Hand over (Dover) my underwear!" she said.

She wanted her delicate ware (Delware) back. "Hand over (Dover) my underwear!"


To remind you even further of the word Dover, just think this all occurred on the beaches beneath the White Cliffs of Dover (it didn't, but it does help you remember the name!)


Delaware – situated on America's Atlantic coast, south of New Jersey and east of Maryland – is the second-smallest state in the U.S., after Rhode Island. The state is on a level plain and has the lowest average elevation of any of the 50 states. The state's biggest employers are government; education; banking; the chemical, pharmaceutical and technology industries; healthcare; and farming. Agricultural output is mainly poultry, soybeans, dairy products and corn. The state has a population of around 974,000.

Dover, the state capital of Delaware, is situated beside the Saint Jones River on the Delaware River coastal plain. The city has a population of around 38,000 people. Apart from government and the US Air Force, which has a base near Dover, major employers include Kraft Foods and Procter and Gamble. Dover is home to Kraft's Jell-O (gelatin desserts) manufacturing plant, while the P&G site makes baby wipes. The Dover International Speedway track hosts major events and attracts tens of thousands of spectators each year.


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