Rhode Island , USA


Rhode Island, officially named the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations,is a state in the New England region of the United States of America.Rhode Island was the first of the thirteen original American colonies to declare independence from British rule, signaling the start of the American Revolution.Despite its name, most of the state of Rhode Island lies on the North American mainland. Providence Plantations refers to the mainland, while Rhode Island was the 17th and 18th century name for Aquidneck Island.Rhode Island has long held the nickname of "Little Rhody", though the state has officially adopted the nickname of "the Ocean State," as nearly one tenth of Rhode Island's inland area is covered by salt water, and no part of the state is more than a 30-minute drive from the water's edge.-Wikipedia-