The U.S. state of Rhode Island is situated in the northeast part of the country, bordering the states of Massachusetts (north and east) and Connecticut (west), and bathed by the Atlantic Ocean. Rhode Island is the smallest state of United States, although it as a long and stunning coastline composed of attractive beaches and rugged cliffs, thanks to Narragansett Bay and the islands, including the Aquidneck Island, with the resort city of Newport. Providence is the state capital, which has a special attraction - the WaterFire event that lights up the city's waterfront.

Population: estimate 1.056 million inhabitants

Capital: Providence

Other major cities: Warwick, Pawtucket, Cranston, Woonsocket, East Providence, Coventry, Cumberland, Newport

Main attractions: Providence - Benefit Street, RISD Museum, Waterplace Park; Bristol - Herreshoff Marine Museum; Block Island - Mohegan Bluffs; Newport -The Breakers, Cliff Walk, Ocean Drive Historic District, Rough Point

Nearest Airports: T. F. Green International Airport (PVD); Newport State Airport (NPT)

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