About National Rhode Island Day
Rhode Island is a state in the northeastern region of the United States. It is the smallest state by area, and is often referred to as "The Ocean State" because of its many bays and inlets that give it over 400 miles of coastline. Rhode Island is bordered by Massachusetts to the north and east, Connecticut to the west, and the Atlantic Ocean to the south. The state capital is Providence and the largest city is also Providence.
Rhode Island was one of the original thirteen colonies and the first to declare independence from British rule in 1776. Rhode Island played an important role in the American Revolutionary War and was the last of the original colonies to ratify the United States Constitution.
The economy of Rhode Island is based on healthcare, education, and services. The state is home to several prestigious universities, including Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design. The state's economy also includes a growing number of high-tech companies, especially in the areas of biotechnology and medical research.
Rhode Island is also known for its seafood, especially clam cakes and stuffies (clam cakes with chowder inside). The state also has a rich history of manufacturing, including textiles and jewelry.
Rhode Island's population is around 1,059,361 and it is considered one of the most densely populated states in the United States.