Dover is the second-largest city in the state of Delaware, after Wilmington, and is also the capital of the entire state and the county seat of Kent County. Home to a population of over 36,000 residents, Dover is the principal city of the Dover, Delaware Metropolitan Area, which includes all of surrounding Kent County in its borders. The metropolitan area currently has a population of over 162,000, though it makes up part of the larger Delaware Valley Metropolitan Area as well.
Dover, like many cities in the Delaware Metro Area, was founded by Pennsylvania founder William Penn in 1683. The Delaware General Assembly laid out the first official plans for the city thirty years later, and it became the capital of the state of Delaware in 1777 after the assembly decided on Dover as a fit meeting place, instead of Wilmington Lewes or Newcastle, which at the time were other plausible areas for the capital to be located. Dover has remained a small, communal town, despite being the capital of an entire state, and today is one of the smallest state capitals by population.
During the summer months, average daily highs in Dover reach into the low-to-mid 80’s; with its climate mitigated somewhat by the Atlantic Ocean, temperatures rarely soar past the low 90’s, though higher temperatures have been recorded on occasion. Overnight lows see temperatures drop into the mid-to-upper 60’s. During the winter months, average highs reach into the low-to-mid 40’s; snow is somewhat common in January and February, with overnight lows dropping down into the mid-to-upper 20’s, rarely reaching into the low 30’s during the depths of the season.
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