Rhode Island is the smallest state by land area in the United States, and the state with the longest official name. Rhode Island covers an area of approximately 1,214 square miles (3,144 km²) and is bordered on the north and east by Massachusetts, on the west by Connecticut, and on the south by Rhode Island Sound and the Atlantic Ocean.
The seaside city of Newport is home to many famous mansions, including The Breakers, Marble House and Belcourt Castle. It is also home to the Touro Synagogue, the oldest lasting synagogue within the United States. Rhode Island is home to the famous roadside attraction Nibbles Woodaway, the Big Blue Bug, the world's largest termite.
The state's common name, Rhode Island, actually refers to the largest island in Narragansett Bay, also known as Aquidneck Island, on which the city of Newport is located. Rhode Island has a unique and fascinating culture that distinguishes its people not only from other regions, but also from neighboring New England states. Rhode Island is known for being one of the largest coffee-drinking states. According to a Providence Journal article, Providence features the highest number of coffee/donut shops per capita in the country. Here are some beautiful Rhode Island Pictures.