Sunset in RI
The picture shows a sunset scenery in one of
RI's main roads.
Rhode Island is a state in the New England
region of the United States. Its official
name is “The State of Rhode Island and
Providence Plantations”, and it is the
smallest U.S. state in terms of area.
Its four thousand square kilometer area is bordered by Massachusetts in the
north and east, by Connecticut on the West, and by the Atlantic Ocean on the
South. Rhode Island and New York share a water border between Long Island and
Block Island. Rhode Island is home to many beautiful oceanfront beaches, and
thus, it is also named the “Ocean State”.
Rhode Island is divided in two regions:
Eastern Rhode Island and Western Rhode
Island. Eastern Rhode Island is home to the
lowlands of the Narragansett Bay, while the
Western half makes up part of the New
The Narragansett Bay is one of Rhode
Island’s major topographical features.
Within it are more than thirty islands, and
the largest of them is Aquidneck Island,
followed by Conanicut, then by Prudence. The
culture of Rhode Island is heavily
influences the town’s maritime nature. Waves
and other nautical representations may be
seen in the state’s license plates and even
in the state’s main airport.
Maritime influences are also
evident in Rhode Island’s food. There is an intense
tradition of and gravitation towards seafood. Shellfish is a
popular ingredient in most recipes. Like in most of New
England, clam chowder is almost an institution in Rhode
Island. The clam chowder in Rhode Island is different from
the white variety in New England and the red version of
Manhattan as it is clear and colorless. Aside from the
chowder, clam cakes are very popular in Rhode Island. If
there is one meal to represent Rhode Island it would be,
hands down, one that consists of clam cakes and chowder.
Aside from seafood, locals and tourists may also enjoy other
types of food from many other restaurants and outlets in
Rhode Island. Coffee is such a highly popular beverage that
coffee milk has been designated as the Official State Drink
of Rhode Island.
In addition to the food, Rhode Island is also popular
because of its strong tradition of sports. There are many
sports teams that give pride to Rhode Island residents. They
are the Pawtucket Red Sox, the Providence Bruins, the
Newport Gulls, the Rhode Island Rams, the Brown University
Bears, the Providence Friars, the Bryant Bulldogs and the
Providence Grays which won the first World Championship in
After the food and the sports, Rhode Island is known for its
many historic landmarks and tourist attractions. These
include the Rhode Island State House, the First Baptist
Church in America, the legendary mansions of Newport, the
Touro Synagogue and many more.