What is Rhode Island Known For?

What is Rhode Island Known For?

(7 Things It’s Famous For)

#1 - Beaches

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.

#2 - Providence

With approximately 179,000 people, Providence sits in the northeastern part of the state at the tip of Narragansett Bay.

#3 - Mansions

Newport, R.I. is known for its Gilded Age mansions that were built by wealthy industrialists during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

#4 - The smallest state in the country

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.

#5 - The Ocean State

Rhode Island’s nickname is “The Ocean State” due to its extensive coastline and intimate connection to the sea.

#6 - Brown University

Ivy-league Brown University is a major presence in both Providence and Rhode Island.

#7 - Rhode Island accent and slang

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.”

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