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The Delaware flag is light blue with a golden diamond containing a soldier and a farmer. Written below the diamond is “December 7th 1787.”
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Fly this Delaware state flag to represent the first state ever to ratify the US Constitution!

Our American-made Delaware flags are manufactured using a lightweight nylon fabric that flies easily, even in mild winds. These flags are printed with high-quality ink for added weather- and fade-resistance. This flag of Delaware will attach quickly and securely to an outdoor flagpole thanks to its durable canvas header and brass grommets.  


  • Made in America
  • 1913 design
  • 100% nylon
  • Sewn edges
  • Canvas heading*
  • Brass grommets*

*For easy installation, our flags up to 8' x 12' have a header and grommets, and for added durability, larger flags come with a rope and galvanized thimbles.

Are you planning to set up a formal display honoring the state of Delaware? We recommend using our indoor Delaware flag, which comes finished with gold fringe and a pole sleeve.


The Delaware state flag was adopted on July 24, 1931, and is full of references to the colonial era when Delaware was one of the original 13 colonies. Delaware was the first state to ratify the US Constitution and the first state to enter the union officially. The date on the bottom of the flag, December 7, 1787, honors this event. 

The colonial blue field and the buff-colored diamond represent the uniform colors General George Washington wore. The diamond shape references the early nickname of Delaware, the Diamond State. This nickname was used because of Delaware's great value and small size. The coat of arms depicts early occupational symbols for shipping, farming, hunting, and cattle ranching.

Other Details

Capitol: Dover
Flag Adopted: July 24, 1913
Entered Union: December 7, 1787
Motto: "Liberty and Independence"
Nickname: The First State, The Small Wonder, Blue Hen State, The Diamond State
Known For: History, Crab Cakes
State Bird: Delaware Blue Hen
State Flower: Peach Blossom
State Mammal: Grey Fox
Famous Delawareans: Valerie Bertinelli, George Thorogood, Aubrey Plaza, Ryan Phillippe, Paul Goldschmidt