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    Wilmington is a city of about 70,000 in the state of Delaware, but only about 40km south of the city of Philadelphia, a former US capitol from colonial times, and one of the US's largest metro areas. Easily connected to Philadelphia by highway and train, it also has easy access to New York City by highway and train as well as Washington D.C.

    Being originally settled by Dutch and Swedes, an original replica of one of the original ships from the 1600's The Kalmar Nyckel (Key of Kalmar)can be visited here. The first Swedish settlement in North America, Fort Christina was located here. It is commemorated at it's original location at Fort Christina State Park a small riverside area in Wilmington.

    Wilmington was the birthplace of the E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, inventor of Kevlar, neoprene, Mylar, Teflon, Lycra and many other now common materials. Bob Marley the famous Reggae singer was once a resident of Wilmington and is commemorated every summer in July with a festival in the city. Though small and not so "international" in scope compared to the large urban centers with in it's reach, Wilmington has a number of museums that garner national attention such as the Hagley Museum and Library, Nemours Mansion and Gardens, Winterthur Museum and Country Estate, and Holy Trinity (Old Swedes') Church, a national historical landmark.
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      • Kalmar Nyckel
        0.35 Km from Wilmington
        The Kalmar Nyckel (Key of Kalmar) was a Dutch-built armed merchant ship famed for carrying Swedish settlers to North America in 1638 to establish the colony of New Sweden. A replica of the ship was launched at Wilmington, Delaware, in 1997.
      • Fox Point State Park
        4.68 Km from Wilmington
        Fox Point State Park is a Delaware state park on 171 acres (69 ha) along the Delaware River in New Castle County, Delaware in the United States. The park, which opened in 1995, has been built atop a former hazardous waste site that has been rehabilitated under an adaptive reuse program that was spearheaded by S. Marston Fox and the Fox Point Civic Association. Fox Point State Park is open for year-round use from 8:00 am until sunset. The park offers recreational opportunities on biking and pedes...
      • Concord Mall (Delaware)
        9.32 Km from Wilmington
      • Newark High School (Delaware)
        18.25 Km from Wilmington
        Newark High School is a public high school in Newark, Delaware and is one of three high schools within the Christina School District. It is also one of the oldest educational institutions in the state, graduating its first class of students in 1893. In 2009 it saw its 20,000th student graduate. Newark is the only remaining "downtown" non-charter public High School in New Castle County. Newark has been named by Newsweek magazine as one of their "Top Schools in America." In 200...
      • Sun Shipbuilding & Drydock Co.
        20.21 Km from Wilmington
        Sun Shipbuilding & Drydock Company (1917–1989) was a major shipbuilding company in Chester, Pennsylvania, about 15 miles south of Philadelphia on the Delaware River. Its primary product was tankers, but the company built many types of ships over its 70-year history. During World War II, it participated in the U.S. Government's Emergency Shipbuilding Program. The company was developed by Sun Oil Company, and launched its first ship in 1917, just as the United States was entering World War I. ...
      • Harrah's Philadelphia
        20.53 Km from Wilmington
        Harrah's Philadelphia Casino & Racetrack is a racino on the Chester, Pennsylvania waterfront. The track's first harness racing season opened on September 10, 2006. Wagering is available on live horse races from April 23 to November 23 on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, and some Fridays; or via simulcast from other racetracks all year round. The .625 miles (1.006 km) racetrack has a limestone-based surface. The midpoint of 1-mile (1.6 km) races comes on a bridge that hangs over the Delaware Rive...
      • WDNR
        20.85 Km from Wilmington
        WDNR, known as 89.5 Widener University, is a college radio station in Chester, PA. WDNR can also be listened to on the internet via an online stream. The station broadcasts a wide variety of music. WDNR currently is run by General Manager Mark Benedetto and his executive staff. 2008 marked the stations 40th Anniversary. WDNR continues to be an important component of Widener University. WDNR continues to grow as an organization on campus and successfully has a large amount of support from the stu...
      • Fort Defiance (Maryland)
        31.66 Km from Wilmington
        Fort Defiance was an earthworks fortification on the western bank of the Elk River in northern Maryland. The fort was in use from 1813 to 1815 during the War of 1812 and repelled British forces on April 29, 1813. Today, there is a historical marker located approximately 660 feet (200 m) northwest of the original site of the fort.
      • Arlington Cemetery (Pennsylvania)
        32.00 Km from Wilmington
        Arlington Cemetery is a cemetery in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania.
      • Pitman Grove
        34.82 Km from Wilmington
        Pitman Grove, is located in Pitman, Gloucester County, New Jersey. The district was added to the National Register of Historic Places on August 19, 1977. The Pitman Grove Area is on the New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places. It developed from a summer camp meeting at the turn of the century. In the center of the Grove area is the Camp Meeting Auditorium which was built in 1882 and recently renovated by the Borough. This historic building was once the center of Methodist worship. P...

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      Month Temp °C Rainfall Cm Temp °F Rainfall Inches
      Jan -0.4 104.3 31.3 41.1
      Feb -0.1 95.8 31.8 37.7
      Mar 4.8 107.4 40.6 42.3
      Apr 10.5 96.9 50.9 38.1
      May 16.4 106.8 61.5 42
      Jun 21.1 102.9 70 40.5
      Jul 23.8 125.9 74.8 49.6
      Aug 22.6 133.9 72.7 52.7
      Sep 19.1 96.1 66.4 37.8
      Oct 13 85.8 55.4 33.8
      Nov 6.5 87.2 43.7 34.3
      Dec 0.9 102.4 33.6 40.3

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