Rhode Island State
Rhode Island, a U.S. state in New England, is known for sandy shores and seaside Colonial towns. It's home to several large cities, including Newport, which is famed for sailing and Gilded Age mansions, such as The Breakers. Providence, its capital, is home to Brown University, green Roger Williams Park, landscaped Waterplace Park and Riverwalk, with the famed WaterFire art installation.
State Capital: Providence.
Rhode Island state was one of the original 13 states in the union. To the east and north of Rhode Island state lies Massachusetts, to the south lies the Atlantic Ocean and to the west lies Connecticut. Rhode Island state is the smallest state in the union and measures 37 miles wide and 48 miles long. Despite its relatively small size, Rhode Island state is one of the most densely populated states in the US.
Rhode Island state is extremely compact in size and supports a relatively large population in lieu of its size. Economically Rhode Island state is close to its neighboring states. Rhode Island has a close connect to the sea and has some 400 miles of coastline and hence it has the nick name - the Ocean State. The capital of Rhode Island state is Providence.
The origin of the name Rhode Island is unknown and this name was used to call the island in the Narragansett Bay which the Native Americans called Aquidneck Island. Aquidneck was renamed as Rhode Island (which is a shorthand name used for the whole colony) by the English in 1644.
Although small in size, the contributions of Rhode Island to the formation of the United States were remarkable. Rhode Island exerted a big influence in the industrial development of the entire United States.
The Main Cities in Rhode Island
Below are the largest cities in the state of Rhode Island and the number of people inhabiting them according to the 2010 national census:
1. Providence - 178,042
2. Warwick - 82,672
3. Cranston - 80,387
4. Pawtucket - 71,148
5. East Providence - 47,037
6. Woonsocket - 41,186
Famous Landmarks in Rhode Island
Below are some of Rhode Island’s most visited landmarks:
Back in the Gilded Age America's wealthiest families summered in Rhode Island, building themselves chateaux like the ones they saw in Europe, which are now known collectively as the Newport Mansions, and include the Vanderbilts' 70-room Breakers, the Marble House, and Rosecliff.
Tallest Buildings in Rhode Island
Below are the tallest buildings in Rhode Island:
The tallest building in Rhode Island has had a lot of names. It used to be called the Industrial Trust Tower, followed by the Bank of America Building. Now it’s referred to as its address, 111 Westminster. But the most common (yet unofficial) name is the Superman Building. The tower was built in Providence in 1927 and is 26 floors high and 428 feet tall.
1. 111 Westminster Street (26 stories;428 feet)
2. One Financial Plaza (30 stories; 410 feet)
3. The Residences Providence (31 stories; 380 feet)
4. Omni Providence Hotel (25 stories; 329 feet)
5. Textron Tower (23 stories; 311 feet)
6. 50 Kennedy Plaza (20 stories; 285 feet)
7. Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island Headquarters (14 stories; 237 feet)
8. Waterplace 1 (19 stories; 236 feet)
9. Rhode Island State House (4 stories; 223 feet)
10. Biltmore Hotel (18 stories; 220 feet)
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