Where Is Delaware?
Delaware's location is shown in red on the map to the right. The State of Delaware is bounded by Pennsylvania
on the north, and by the Delaware Bay and the Atlantic Ocean on the east. It is bounded by New Jersey
on the northeast, and by Maryland
on the southwest.
Delaware is the 49th largest state in the United States, covering an area of 2,396 square miles (6,206 square kilometers). Wilmington and Newark, the state's largest cities, are clustered in the northernmost of Delaware's three counties.
This Delaware map site features road maps, topographical maps, and relief maps of Delaware. The detailed, scrollable road map displays Delaware counties, cities, and towns as well as Interstate, U.S., and Delaware state highways.
Delaware Highway Map
Click map to view detailed road map. Please be patient while downloading this Delaware map! DE Topo Map Click map to enlarge. DE Relief Map Click map to enlarge.
The detailed Delaware map
and the regional Delaware map
display cities, roads, rivers, and lakes as well as terrain features. The detailed map shows only the state of Delaware, while the regional map shows Delaware and the surrounding region. Please be patient while waiting for these large maps to display. Delaware Infrastructure
Delaware's capital city is Dover. Another principal city on the Delaware map is Wilmington. Adjoining the port of Wilmington is the Delaware River, an important East Coast shipping route which empties into the Atlantic Ocean through Delaware Bay. In 2005, the population of Delaware was estimated at 841,741, which is about 431.8 people per square mile. The state's primary interstate highway is I-95, which runs across the northern part of the state. Delaware has no major airports, but the New Castle Airport
and the Delaware Airpark serve both corporate and recreational flyers.
Delaware Topography and Tourist Attractions
Delaware is named after the Delaware River and Bay, which themselves were named after Sir Thomas West, the Baron De La Warr. Delaware is the second smallest state (after Rhode Island). Most of the state lies on the DelMarVa peninsula, a coastal plain lying between Chesapeake Bay to the west and the Atlantic Ocean to the east. Tidal marshes teeming with wildlife along Delaware Bay gradually yield to sandy beaches along the southern shoreline. Rehoboth Beach and Bethany Beach are popular summer vacation destinations. For Delaware travel and tourism information, visit the official Delaware tourism
site and Delaware Atlas
Other Delaware Maps
Several map publishing companies offer printed maps of Delaware. For example, American Map offers this Travel Vision map of Delaware
, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia which features points of interest, airports, and parks, as well as selected local attractions and an inset of the Chesapeake Bay region. Rand McNally offers a selection of Delaware maps and atlases
at their online map store.
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