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Federated state of the Northeastern USA, 3140 km², 1,067,610 residents (2006
estimate), 340 residents/km², capital: Providence. Borders: Massachusetts (N,
E), Atlantic ocean (S), Connecticut (W).
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Federated state of New England, the least extensive in the Union but the
second in population density. In the western and central sectors, the territory
is slightly wavy and rich in glacial lake basins; in the eastern sector,
however, it is entirely affected by the bay of Narragansett, which is divided
into smaller coves and is home to various islands, including Rhode Island,
connected to the mainland by two road bridges. The climate is continental, but
rather humid with rainfall around 1000 mm per year; the winters are cold and the
summers cool (average temperatures in Providence: in January -2 ºC, in July 22
ºC). The main economic resources are agriculture (cereals, vegetables, fruit),
cattle and poultry farming, fishing and above all industry, active in the
textile, engineering, chemical, food, rubber and silver processing. Important
cities, besides the capital, are Pawtucket, Warwick, Cranston, Woonsocket, East
Providence and Newport.
Formed as a colony in 1647 by the merger of the colonies of Providence,
Portsmouth and Newport, in 1663 it obtained a charter from King Charles II that
guaranteed religious freedom. During the revolution he played a very active
role. Once independence was achieved, Rhode Island followed a policy of
defending the rights of small states, often taking a stance against dominant
trends (in tariff matters, on the occasion of the war of 1812 and the Mexican
one). Predominantly agricultural in a region dominated by industrial interests,
it was the scene of a particularly heated political struggle which, in 1840,
resulted in a revolt (war of Dorr) soon tamed. It was the only state in the
Union to vote against the prohibition law in 1919.
Below you will see top cities in Rhode Island.
Newport (Rhode Island)
City (28,200 residents) of the State of Rhode Island (USA), 40 km SSE
of Providence. Commercial and fishing port on the bay of Narragansett (Atlantic
Ocean), it is home to shipbuilding, electronics and rubber
industries. Airport. Summer tourism.
City (51,000 residents) of the State of Rhode Island (USA), an eastern
suburb of Providence, on the left of the Seekonk River. Chemical, petrochemical,
shipbuilding, food and textile industries.
City (43,900 residents) of the State of Rhode Island (USA), on the
Blackstone River, 20 km NW of Providence. It is an industrial center, with
chemical, electronic, cotton and wool complexes.
City (72,000 residents) of the State of Rhode Island (USA), a southwestern
suburb of Providence, on the Pawtuxet River. Textile, mechanical, chemical,
rubber and paper industries.
City (85,400 residents) of the State of Rhode Island (USA), on the southern
outskirts of Providence, 110 m on the western shore of Narragansett Bay. Textile
and metalworking industries.
City (72,600 residents) of the State of Rhode Island (USA), 10 km NNE
of Providence, on the border with Massachusetts, on the Blackstone
River. Textile (cotton), mechanical, electrical engineering, food, paper,
rubber, wood and glass industries. Airport.
City (150,890 residents in 1998; 1,124,044 residents the metropolitan area
in 1996) and capital of the State of Rhode Island (USA), 60 km SW of Boston, at
the northern end of Narragansett Bay. Railway hub and active commercial and
fishing port, it is home to mechanical, textile, petrochemical, food, paper,
rubber, plastics and precious stone processing industries. Brown University