The smallest state in our nation, Rhode Island, has just a little over 1,000 miles in land area.
It is roughly the size of the "King Cattle Ranch in Texas, near Corpus Christi", or the size of the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary in Massachusetts.
To put it simply, Rhode Island is a very small state. However, this does not mean that it has little to offer. The state is the home of the Tennis Hall of Fame, and is well known as the home to the first Tennis Championship.
The sports of Polo and Golf were also first played in Rhode Island. The state is also the birthplace of the first circus, carousel, and a working model of Democracy.
It is a leader in the production of fine jewelry and metals. Being surrounded by water, Rhode Island is also a large world producer of boats and large ships.
The beaches of the state, specifically Newport, are also known for attracting wealthy summer vacationers. The Industrial Revolution in the United States started in Rhode Island, with the worlds first water powered cotton mill. The tallest point in the state comes in at just 812 feet high.