The city of Dover is the capital and second largest city in the U.S.
state of Delaware. It is also the county seat of Kent County, and the principal
city of the Dover, Delaware Metropolitan Statistical Area, which encompasses
all of Kent County. It is located on the St. Jones River in the Delaware River
coastal plain. It was named by William Penn for Dover in Kent, England. As of
2010, the city had a population of 36,047