Rhode Island

Rhode Island is a small state in the Northeastern United States, bordered by Massachusetts and Connecticut. Its capital is Providence and its largest city is also Providence. Its total area is just 1,034 square miles, making it the smallest US state by land area and the second most densely populated after New Jersey. Rhode Island is known colloquially as the "Ocean State," boasting over 400 miles of coastline, popular with tourists and boasting a vibrant fishing industry. Its economy is powered by its education, healthcare, tourism, and manufacturing. It is one of the original thirteen colonies and became the last of the states to ratify the U.S. Constitution in May 1790.