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Home to America’s first jazz fest and several oceanfront beaches, there's much to explore in this New England state. The Rhode Island map can come handy.
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: This detailed map of Rhode Island shows the smallest state in the US as bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the south, Connecticut to the west, and Massachusetts to the north and east. The capital city of Providence is shown on the northeastern part of the state. Apart from Interstate and State Highways, the map also shows the railway network and major cities such as Greenville. This map also shows the location of numerous bays and inlets in "The Ocean State."

History of Rhode Island

Rhode Island was founded by Roger Williams in 1636, after being kicked out of Massachusetts for his views on religion and politics. He wanted to create a region that supported religious freedom, and founded the region to be the place for his vision.
The region was already inhabited by several American Indian tribes, most notably the Narragansett Indians who formed a friendship with Williams, granting the latter some of their land.

Williams advertised Rhode Island as a great place to settle, inviting individuals like himself to come to the region to build settlements. One of these individuals was Anne Hutchinson, who founded the town of Portsmouth. Next was William Coddington, who founded Newport in 1639.

In 1644, Williams secured a parliamentary patent where 4 of the newly founded towns legally formed their own civil law and eventually an own government in 1647. During the next years, Rhode Island enjoyed a period of prosperity, with Newport and Providence being one of the busiest ports in the entire New World.

The state was one of the first to take action versus British rule when they burned two British vessels at the start of the American Revolution. They were also the first to declare independence from Britain on May 4, 1776. On May 29, 1790, Rhode Island was the last of the original 13 colonies to join the Union after their demand, that the Bill of Rights be included in the US Constitution, was granted.

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The state is bordered by Connecticut in the north, Massachusetts to the northeast, the Atlantic Ocean and Rhode Island Sound in the south, and a water boundary with New York's Long Island to the southwest.

Surrounded by bodies of water, the state enjoys a number of oceanfront beaches and miles and miles of coastline. The state is generally flat with very little or no real mountains. The highest point is Jerimoth Hill, which is only 812 feet above sea level.

Rhode Island has the 16th highest per capita income in the country. Its largest industry is health services, followed by the tourism sector employing over 39,000 jobs, and manufacturing the 3rd largest industry.

Industrial outputs of the state include costume jewelry, electrical equipment, machinery, fabricated metal products, and shipbuilding. Agricultural output include dairy products and nursery stock.

Travel Destinations in Rhode Island

Rhode Island may be the smallest state in the country, but its significant location on the Atlantic Ocean provides it with plenty of beautiful coastline that's beloved by both locals and visitors.

Rhode Island beaches are national favorites with Newport, the Third Beach in Middletown and the State Beach in Narrangansett, being the most popular. Block Island is a charming island located on the Atlantic, 12 miles off the mainland. It has 17 miles of beaches, 32 miles of trails, and over 300 freshwater ponds that make this island a popular summer destination.

Newport Mansions are world-famous, with over 800,000 visitors each year exploring the 9 different homes sprawled across the city. These were summer cottages of America's wealthiest families, and are now popular tourist spots in the state.

The Roger Williams Park Zoo is another tourist favorite, with over 500,000 visitors each year. There are over 100 species of animals in this zoo, all coming from different parts of the world. The Park also contains the Carousel village, the Museum of National History, and the Planetarium and Botanical Garden.

The Culinary Arts Museum inside the campus of Johnson and Wales University is world-famous, with over 25,000 square feet of space and over 250,000 items on display, plus a collection of over 60,000 cookbooks sourced from all over the world.

There is a total of 52 school districts in the state, with 313 public schools. Among the most notable universities found in Rhode Island are: Brown University in Providence- an Ivy League school that's one of the most selective in the entire country; Bryant University in Smithfield, which is known for its highly rated Master's program; and the Rhode Island School of Design, which is one of the top art schools in the US.

Map of Cities in Rhode Island

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Pawtucket MapEast Providence MapWoonsocket Map
Newport MapCentral Falls MapWesterly Map
Newport East MapValley Falls MapGreenville Map

Map of Rhode Island Counties

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Last Updated On : October 14, 2016

Adopted officially on 1st November 1897 Rhode Island flag has a white background which consists of thirteen stars surrounding the golden anchor and a blue ribbon which has hope written on it
Official Name Rhode island
Area1,214 sq mi (3,140 km2)
Population1,055,173 (2014 est.)
Largest CityProvidence
Official LanguagesNo official language ( Spoken : 2000 U.S. Census English 84%, Spanish 8.07%, Portuguese 3.80%, French 1.96%, Italian 1.39%, 0.78% speak other languages)
Time ZoneEastern: UTC 5/4
GovernorGina Raimondo
Lt. GovernorDaniel McKee
U.S. SenatorJack Reed, Sheldon Whitehouse
AbbreviationRI, US-RI
Joined the UnionMay 29, 1790
NicknameThe Plantation State, Little Rhody, The Ocean State
Highest PointJerimoth Hill
Lowest PointAtlantic Ocean
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