Offers a full list of counties and county equivalents in
Rhode Island featuring the oldest, newest, largest and smallest counties by
population and area, as well as county seals and political map of Rhode Island.
the abbreviations and acronyms that stand for Rhode Island. Also includes other
English words or phrases that have the same initials as state name of
Rhode Island is a state of the United States of America and is located in the
north of the country. It is the smallest state and belongs to the New England
region. The capital is Providence. It was founded in 1636 and is located on
Portuguese, Roger Williams and the number 13
Rhode Island was discovered early by Portuguese sailors but not settled. In
1636 the colony was founded by Roger Williams. He was an anthropologist,
philosopher, politician and theologian. He was a Baptist and exiled from
Massachusetts Bay Colony. The colony was Puritan and Williams was not founded
here. The colony was democratic from the start. Slavery was forbidden here early
The number 13 has a special meaning here. Rhode Island was accepted as the
13th colony in the federation of the 13 Founding States, making it the 13th
state in the United States.
In the north-south war, Rhode Island sided with the northern states. It was
the first state to send troops.
Small islands and a long coast
Rhode Island has a long coastline. Although the state is so small, there are
longer and nicer beaches here than in many other places. The many islands off
the coast extend the coastline considerably.
The islands are famous for their scenic beauty. White dunes and shallow
water, green meadows, forests and hills. Everything you would expect from a
coastal landscape can be found here. Block Island is particularly well
known. The many possibilities and the tranquility make the island very well
known and popular as a vacation destination in the USA.
Camping is possible in many places. Campsites in the hills and on the beach
offer not only an inexpensive but also a holiday close to nature.
The many waterways and the coast always attract anglers. The opportunity to
fish in the ocean and not just in the lake is very popular with many
athletes. But other water sports are also possible. Sailing and boating and
surfing are common on the beaches. But if you want to rest in between, you will
always find a quiet place without sport and without noise to just relax.