Pell Bridge, Newport, Rhode Island

Rhode Island Cities, Climate and Sights

Rhode Island is the smallest state in the United States and is part of the New England region. Rhode Island’s official name is State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations. The Rhode Islands are nicknamed “The Ocean State” and “Little Rhody”.

The state’s origin is the present-day capital Providence. Rhode Island is located in the New England region and is bordered by Massachusetts to the north and east, the Atlantic Ocean to the south, and Connecticut to the west . With a size of 4002 km², Rhode Island is the smallest US state, but it is still slightly larger than Saarland.

  • Liuxers: List of Federal school codes for educational institutions located in Rhode Island. Includes FAFSA codes in the state of Rhode Island.

The US state of Rhode Island

Pell Bridge, Newport, Rhode Island

Pell Bridge, Newport, Rhode Island

Rhode Island has a population of approximately one million, of which 81.4% are White, 5.7% African American, 12.4% Central or Latin American, 2.9% Asian and 0.6% Native American. For many decades there has always been good growth in the population, most recently US authorities estimated that the population in Rhode Island was on the decline. For some states on the east coast, this ends the population growth phase, which in some cases lasted well over 100 years.

Slowly but steadily, tourism in the region is becoming increasingly important. The region is known for the annual Newport Music Festival, which attracts many visitors, including those from distant regions, between the end of July and the beginning of August. Regattas also take place in Newport, the art and culture scene is also very strong, you can always find something special here.

Imposing buildings, such as mansions from centuries past, also allow you to travel back in time in the area. Especially in summer, water sports enthusiasts and fans of quiet water sports can be found in the seaside resorts of Rhode Islands. These include sport fishing, which can also be practiced in winter, and boating on one of the state’s many rivers.

The biggest cities

The largest cities of Rhode Island with their population rounded. See Rhode Island counties list.

  • Providence* 171.000
  • Warwick 83.000
  • Cranston 80.000
  • Pawtucket 71.000
  • East Providence 47.000

Climate and weather conditions

Rhode Island has a humid, continental climate, in the winter months from December to March the thermometer often falls below zero at night. In summer, on the other hand, it can reach 30 degrees Celsius in August, and a light breeze often comes from the west and brings a little fresher air into the region.

Strong gusts of wind and sometimes hurricanes can arise due to the often stronger winds. In principle, the weather changes frequently, even several times a day, so it is best to always have an umbrella with you. We would say the best time to travel to the region is from early May to late September, although if you don’t like it very warm, avoid August in Rhode Island.