Illustrator Map Rhode Island State

Rhode Island, the smallest state in the United States, is located in the New England region of the country. The state is characterized by its coastal geography and numerous bays and inlets. Here’s a brief description of some of Rhode Island’s principal cities, prominent waterways, and main roads:

Principal Cities:

  1. Providence:
    • Providence is the capital and the largest city in Rhode Island.
    • It is situated at the head of Narragansett Bay on the Providence River.
    • Home to Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design, Providence is a center for education and the arts.
  2. Warwick:
    • Located in Kent County, Warwick is the second-largest city in the state.
    • It has a mix of suburban and urban areas and is known for its proximity to T.F. Green Airport.
  3. Cranston:
    • Cranston is the third-largest city and is situated to the southwest of Providence.
    • It features a diverse mix of residential, commercial, and industrial areas.
  4. Pawtucket:
    • Pawtucket is known for its industrial history and is located to the northeast of Providence.
    • It is home to Slater Mill, considered the birthplace of the American Industrial Revolution.
  5. East Providence:
    • East Providence is situated on the eastern side of the Providence River, adjacent to Providence.
    • It is a suburban community with a mix of residential and commercial areas.


  1. Narragansett Bay:
    • Narragansett Bay is a large estuary that forms a significant part of Rhode Island’s coastline.
    • It provides natural harbors and is vital for shipping and recreational activities.
  2. Providence River:
    • Flowing through the heart of Providence, the Providence River connects the city to Narragansett Bay.
  3. Blackstone River:
    • The Blackstone River runs through the northern part of the state and played a crucial role in the early industrial development of the region.

Main Roads:

  1. Interstate 95 (I-95):
    • I-95 is a major north-south interstate that traverses Rhode Island, connecting it to other New England states and the rest of the East Coast.
  2. Interstate 195 (I-195):
    • I-195 runs east-west, connecting Providence to southeastern Massachusetts.
  3. Route 146:
    • Route 146 is a north-south highway connecting Providence to Worcester, Massachusetts.
  4. Route 24:
    • Route 24 runs from Tiverton in the south to Fall River, Massachusetts, in the north.
  5. Route 138:
    • Route 138 runs east-west, connecting Newport to the rest of the state.

These cities, waterways, and roads contribute to the unique character and accessibility of Rhode Island, making it a notable part of the New England region.

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