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Rhode Island (/ˌrd -/ (About this soundlisten), like road) is a state in the New England region of the United States. It is the smallest U.S. state by area and the seventh least populous, but it is also the second most densely populated behind New Jersey. The state takes its name from Rhode Island; however, most of the state is located on the mainland. The state has land borders with Connecticut to the west, Massachusetts to the north and east, and the Atlantic Ocean to the south via Rhode Island Sound and Block Island Sound. It also shares a small maritime border with New York. Providence is the state capital and most populous city in Rhode Island.

On May 4, 1776, the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations was the first of the Thirteen Colonies to renounce its allegiance to the British Crown, and it was the fourth state to ratify the Articles of Confederation, doing so on February 9, 1778. The state boycotted the 1787 convention which drew up the United States Constitution and initially refused to ratify it; it was the last of the original 13 states to do so, on May 29, 1790.

Formally named the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations since its accession to the Union in 1790, voters in the state approved an amendment in November 2020 to the state constitution removing "and Providence Plantations", thereby renaming itself as the State of Rhode Island. This change will take effect when the results are certified. Rhode Island's official nickname is "The Ocean State", a reference to the large bays and inlets that amount to about 14 percent of its total area. (Full article...)

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There are currently 14 colleges and universities operating in Rhode Island, as listed by the Rhode Island Board of Governors for Higher Education. This includes nine universities, two associates colleges, and three special-focus institutions. The state's three public institutions are administered by the Rhode Island Board of Governors for Higher Education. The state operates two public universities, the University of Rhode Island and Rhode Island College, as well as the Community College of Rhode Island, which offers degrees at six locations. The Naval War College is operated by the United States Navy and is located in Newport. The oldest school in the state is Brown University, a member of the Ivy League and the only Rhode Island institution founded before the American Revolution. The newest is the Community College of Rhode Island, founded in 1964 in Providence as Rhode Island Junior College.

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To me Newport could never be a place charming by reason of its own charm. That it is a very pleasant place when it is full of people, and the people are in spirits and happy, I do not doubt. But then the visitors would bring, as far as I am concerned, the pleasantness with them.

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Narragansett Bay is a bay and estuary on the north side of Rhode Island Sound covering 147 mi2 (380 km2). It forms New England's largest estuary, which functions as an expansive natural harbor and includes a small archipelago.
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Narragansett Bay is a bay and estuary on the north side of Rhode Island Sound covering 147 mi2 (380 km2). It forms New England's largest estuary, which functions as an expansive natural harbor and includes a small archipelago.

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