Rhode Island has nearly 400 miles of coastline and sandy beaches line much of it. Popular beaches include Narragansett Beach, East Beach, and Scarborough North State Beach.
With approximately 179,000 people, Providence sits in the northeastern part of the state at the tip of Narragansett Bay.
Newport, R.I. is known for its Gilded Age mansions that were built by wealthy industrialists during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
In terms of land area, Rhode Island is the smallest state. It's only 48 miles long and 37 miles wide, covering an area of approximately 1,214 square miles.
Rhode Island’s nickname is “The Ocean State” due to its extensive coastline and intimate connection to the sea.
Ivy-league Brown University is a major presence in both Providence and Rhode Island.
The accent is a mix between a Boston accent and a N.Y. Italian accent. For example, some Rhode Islanders pronounce “coffee” as “caw-fee” or “water” as “wah-ter.”