Delaware is located on a plain and its area is about 1,954 square miles. This fact makes the state one of the smallest among other US states. The climate is influenced by the short distance from the ocean so it might be described as something between subtropical and continental. The state attracts visitors with its various museums, wildlife refuges and even some historic sites. Besides, the state is often called "the first state" as it happened to be the first of the thirteen colonies to accept the constitution in 1787.