of the Delaware is at 595 kilometers of length of one of the larger rivers in the east of the United States.
It rises in the Catskill Mountains by the Oquago (or Coquago) and the Popacton in the State of New York, forms then the border between new jersey and Pennsylvania, whereby it by-flows at the city Philadelphia and flows finally into the Delaware Bay, which lies between the Federal State Delaware and new jersey, into the Atlantic.
The Stromgebiet of the Delaware covers about 30,000 km ². The Meeresströmung penetrates the Delaware far up, so that he is accessible to larger ships until Philadelphia. Main tributaries are the Lehigh River and the Schuylkill in Pennsylvania. The Delaware Hudson and the Morris Essex channel connect the Delaware River with the Hudson River, the union and Schuylkill channel with the Susquehanna.
The river is designated after Thomas_West, _Lord_De_La_Warr.