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Newport

Newport

The long time bustling port town of Newport was once the place to escape the drudgery of New York City summers. The town has stret...

Pawtucket

Pawtucket

Pawtucket is a city in Providence County, Rhode Island, United States.According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a...

Providence

Providence

Providence is a town with a distinctive, interesting background that has aged and adapted with modern times. Once an operative sea...

Warwick

Warwick

Warwick is a city in Kent County, Rhode Island, United States. It is the second largest city in the state, with a population of 82...

Facts

When to visit:

Rhode Island’s tourist-season hits its peak twice a year. In the summer season crowds throng the seaside for a little water sporting and hit the shops and sightseeing sites. The winters are equally popular, when the state takes on the status of genuine New England “Winter Wonder Land”. Off-season visitors will find cheaper rates and thinner crowds in the spring and, to a lesser extent, the autumn, though the fall foliage seekers may fill up some of the Bed & Breakfasts.

Facts:

State Abbreviation: RI

State Capital: Providence

Largest City: Providence

Area: 1,545 square miles square miles (the smallest state in the USA)

Rhode Island Population: 1,080,632 (as of 2004)

Major Industries: textiles, jewelry, rubber products, machinery, tourism

Rhode Island Rivers: Sakonnet River

Rhode Island Lakes: Scituate Reservoir

Highest Point: Jerimoth Hill - 812 feet above sea level

Origin of the Name: named for the Isle of Rhodes in the Mediterranean Sea.

State Nickname: The Ocean State, Little Rhody

State Motto: "Hope"

State Song: Rhode Island, It's for Me