Birthplace of

Rock musician George Thorogood (b 1952), actress Valerie Bertinelli (b 1960), actor Ryan Phillippe (b 1974)

Capital

Dover

Driving Distances

Wilmington to Dover: 52 miles; Dover to Rehoboth Beach: 43 miles

Famous for

Tax-free shopping, attractive beaches

Home of

Former Vice President Joe Biden, the Du Pont family, DuPont chemicals, credit card companies, lots of chickens

Nickname

The First State, Small Wonder

Politics

Democrat

Sales Tax

None

State Bird

Delaware Blue Hen chicken