Newark is a city of New Castle County in the state of Delaware. Newark is located about 12 miles west- southwesterly direction of Wilmington. The city has a total area of about 9 sq. miles. Though the city was previously surrounded by farm lands but now development can be seen in the housing front. Newark is also surrounded by a number of parks and open natural areas. Some of the famous parks are White Clay Creek Preserve, Middle Run Valley Natural Area and White Clay Creek State Park. These parks are ideal for a variety of adventure sports like mountain biking, hiking, horse riding etc. There are a number of schools in the area and some also fall under the School District of Christina and a technical school district, the Delaware University. The area has a strong presence of a number of chemical and pharma industries. Apart from these, sports is also quite well developed in the area. Newark is well connected by rail, road and air transportation facilities. Some of the famous residences of the town are Ann Althouse, Harry Coover, Judith LeClair and many others. The media industry is also well developed with the local editions of a news paper and a radio station.