The First State got its nickname because it managed to be the very first to ratify the Constitution of the United States. The second smallest and one of the most densely populated, the Small Wonder of the US has only a handful of big cities, namely Dover, Newark, and Wilmington. Instead, it’s still one of the most affluent American states.
Delawareans know how to enjoy life: nationwide-famous festivals are held here from Riverfest in Seaford, the World Championship on pumpkin chunking, the Chocolate Festival at the Summer Capital of the nation, Rehoboth Beach, to several jazz and food festivals. Tourists also enjoy the First State National Historical Park, not to mention the historic lighthouses and remarkable museums. AstraZeneca, Perdue Farms, Bank of America, Walmart, and Dover Air Force Base are state’s major employers, as well as the University of Delaware, one of the top educational facilities in the country.