According to Abbreviationfinder, with population of 973,764, Delaware is the 46th largest state among U.S. 50 states, and DE is the two letter abbreviation for Delaware. Here, we provide a list of major rivers and mountains in the state of Delaware.
Mountains, lakes and beaches in Delaware
Due to the relatively small area of the state, there are hardly distinguishable geographic highlights here.
The highest mountain, or the highest natural elevation of the state, is the Ebright Azimuth. The height of the Ebright Azimuth is just 137 m and there is no difference in height to the surroundings.
There are no important lakes in Delaware, but visitors can look forward to numerous beaches. The most interesting include Rehoboth Beach, Dewey Beach and Bethany Beach.
The only river worth mentioning is the eponymous Delaware River.
The Delaware River is approximately 595 km long and its two source rivers are the East Branch Delaware River and the West Branch Delaware River and originate in the Catskill Mountains in New York. The Delaware River is a river steeped in history. This is how George Washington managed to surprise and decisively beat the British by crossing the river during the War of Independence. The Delaware River runs through the states of New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. The Delaware River runs along almost the entire eastern border of the state of Pennsylvania. Three major sections of the river are protected as a National Wild and Scenic River. It flows into Delaware Bay, an estuary of the Atlantic Ocean that separates the two states of Delaware and New Jersey. The entire catchment area of the Delaware River covers approximately 37,000 km². The river was named after the second governor of the former Virginia colony, Thomas West. This led to the title “Lord De La Warr” and thus gave the river its name.