Dover is the capital of Delaware, a state of the United States of America. As of the census of 2000, the population was 32,135. It is the county seat of Kent County. Located on the Delmarva Peninsula, it is roughly in the geographic center of the state.
Dover Air Force Base, located just outside the city, contains a large mortuary, which accepts and processes the remains of soldiers killed in battle. Several times a year, NASCAR stock-car races are held at Dover Downs International Speedway, attracting over 100,000 spectators and temporarily making Dover the state's largest city.
Dover is also the home of Delaware State University and Wesley College. The former Dover Opera House, built in 1904, was recently renovated and converted to the Schwartz Center for the Arts, which hosts performances by the Dover Symphony Orchestra, ballet, and classic films.
Web Sites and Links
Dover - Capital of the First StatePage maintained by the city, full of links for learning about the city, and contacting officials and agencies.
Dover Area GuideFind listings for lodging, real estate, restaurants & entertainment in Dover and surrounding area.