RHODE ISLAND


RHODE ISLAND
   (346), the smallest but most densely populated of the United States, and one of the original 13; faces the Atlantic between Connecticut (W.) and Massachusetts (N. and E.); is split into two portions by Narragansett Bay (30 m. long); hilly in the N., but elsewhere level; enjoys a mild and equable climate, and is greatly resorted to by invalids from the S.; the soil is rather poor, and manufactures form the staple industry; coal, iron, and limestone are found. Providence, Pawtucket, and Newport are the chief towns.

The Nuttall Encyclopaedia. . 1907.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Rhode Island — Rhode Islander. /rohd/ a state of the NE United States, on the Atlantic coast: a part of New England. 947,154; 1214 sq. mi. (3145 sq. km). Cap.: Providence. Abbr.: RI (for use with zip code), R.I. * * * officially Rhode Island and Providence… …   Universalium

  • Rhode Island — (Details) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Rhode Island — • American state and one of the thirteen original colonies Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Rhode Island     Rhode Island     † …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • RHODE ISLAND — RHODE ISLAND, state in N.E. United States. America s smallest state, it was the last of the original 13 colonies to ratify the Constitution and the first to gain a Catholic majority. Its population in 2000 was 1,048,000, the eighth smallest in… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Rhode-Island — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Rhode Island. Articles principaux : Gallus gallus domesticus et Liste des races de poules …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Rhode-island — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Rhode Island. Articles principaux : Gallus gallus domesticus et Liste des races de poules …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Rhode Island — Rhode Is|land [ roud aɪlənd ]; s: Bundesstaat der USA. * * * Rhode Island   [rəʊ daɪlənd], Abkürzung R. I., postamtlich RI, Bundesstaat im Nordosten der USA, einer der Neuenglandstaaten, 4 002 km2 (kleinster Staat der USA), (1999) 990 800… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Rhode Island — (spr. Rod Eiländ), 1) (State of Rhode Island; officielle Abkürzung : R. I.), einer der ursprünglichen Staaten der Nordamerikanischen Union, jetzt der kleinste der sechs sogenannten Neu England Staaten, wie der ganzen Union überhaupt; besteht aus… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Rhode Island — es el más pequeño de todos los estados que conforman los Estados Unidos de América. * * * ► Estado del NE de E.U.A., en Nueva Inglaterra, junto al Atlántico; 3 140 km2 y 1 003 464 h. Cap., Providence. Agricultura. Leche y aves de corral. Bosques …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Rhode Island — U.S. state, the region is traditionally said to have been named by Italian explorer Giovanni da Verrazzano when he passed through in 1524, based on an imagined similarity between modern Block Island and the Greek Isle of Rhodes. More likely from… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Rhode Island — [rōd] [< ? Du Roodt Eylandt, red island or < ? RHODES2] New England state of the U.S.: one of the 13 original states; 1,045 sq mi (2,706 sq km); pop. 1,048,000; cap. Providence: abbrev. RI or R.I …   English World dictionary


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.