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The State Capital since 1777

The Delaware state capital is Dover.

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The population of Dover is approximately 30,369 (1998), 36047 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 10,488 (1990), 13771 (2010).

The amount of land area in Dover is 55.205 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.775 sq kilometers.
The distance from Dover to Washington DC is 86 miles. The distance to the Delaware state capital is miles. (as the crow flies)
Dover is positioned 39.15 degrees north of the equator and 75.51 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Dover elevation is 36 feet above sea level.
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Dover location: in central Delaware along US Highway 13 on the banks of the St Jones River near the Dover Air Force Base and the John Dickinson Mansion.

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Dover history:

Dover was laid out by William Penn. It has been the state capital since 1777!
The founding of Dover: 1717
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Dover attractions:

The Dover Symphony

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