Delaware Car Hire - Did You Know?
- Has the 6th highest population density of all US States.
- The topography is very flat and has the lowest mean elevation in the USA.
- The first western settlers in Delaware were Dutch.
- The Delaware Government is the largest employer in the State.
Delaware Mini Guide
Located on the Atlantic Ocean, Delaware has quite a few good beaches to visit.
These include Dewey beach, Bethany beach and Lewes beach which are all quite unlike each other and provide something different for everyone. One of the other beaches at Rehobeth is the closest to Delaware’s main airport, the Salisbury-Ocean City Wicomico Regional Airport.
However the main aviation options are at Baltimore-Washington International
which is about an hour and a half away, and has many national and international flights, and Philadelphia International Airport
which is about 20 miles to the northeast of downtown Wilmington and serves as the main commercial entry point to Delaware. Wilmington is the largest city in Delaware, though not its capital which is Dover. Car rental Wilmington is the best way to see Delaware which is mostly flat and lacking in public transport.
This relatively small state was the first to ratify the American constitution. However, the three counties which make up Delaware reflect the English influence on the naming process – they are Kent, Sussex and Newcastle
. The other states which surround Delaware are New Jersey
. Delaware is divided up geographically by Delaware Bay and the Delaware River. Delaware is also split in two by the C&D Canal, with the southern part being rural and the north being more urban.
Before the Europeans came to settle in Delaware in the 16th century the North American Indian tribes of the Nanticoke and Lenape used to live there. Today Delaware has around 900,000 residents. There are quite a few different ethnicities in Delaware and the state has the highest proportion of African Americans north of Maryland.
The weather in Delaware is variable, not only because it changes rapidly, but because it is different in different parts of the state despite Delaware’s small size.