Delaware is the second smallest state (Rhode Island is the smallest) and has land area of 1,945 sq. miles. It is 96 miles long and varies from 9 to 35 miles in width. The coastline is about 28 miles long.
Delaware's official State Name is "The First State." Delaware was the first of the thirteen original colonies to ratify the Constitution in 1787 and became the first state in the nation. Because of this, Delaware is given first position in congressional votes and national events, such as Presidential Inaugurations.
There is no sales tax in Delaware, giving it the nickname of "Home of Tax Free Shopping." So if you like to shop, come Delaware's various malls and outlets which are a major attraction.