The Ocean State
The State of Rhode Island is the smallest state in region New England. It is at coast of Atlantic ocean and it is considered one of the main sea resorts of the USA. On popularity of beach rest California can compete to it only. The numerous islands representing original archipelago of a gulf of Narragansett, form state territory. The largest island is Akuidnek, second-large it is considered Konenikut, the third – Prudens. The most known city of state is Newport, and the greatest – Providence. The average height above sea level makes only 60 meters. The state relief abounds with plains, and the highest point of archipelago makes 247 meters. Neighbors of state are Massachusetts in the north and Connecticut in the west. All southern coast of continent is washed by waters of Atlantic ocean. A climate at southern coast of Rhode Island continental, moderated. The summer lasts long, and winter short, but cold. Other areas are subject to a considerable quantity of deposits within a year, and the climate a little than differs from a southern part of region.
As the state geographical position doesn’t allow Rhode Island to count especially on successes in agriculture and animal industries development, the basic profitable branches here are tourism, foreign trade and economy. Development of the tourist industry became the state main task in the middle of last century. For today Rhode Island has strongly succeeded in this direction. The majority of islands of archipelago have modern, comfortable hotels, sandy beaches and excellent conditions for employment by water sports. The hotel industry of Rhode Island offers a choice of hotels for all tastes. Apartments for exacting tourists and for family rest, for a newly-married couple and for fans to travel in loneliness, and also for all tastes smart country houses and economy class hotels.
The most part of cultural and historical sights is in the city of Providence. The main difference of Providence from the majority of cities of America is absence of high-rise buildings and skyscrapers. Here hold sacred culture and city history. Inhabitants prefer small houses in quiet disctricts of the city. Though for tourists here are located both respectable shops and good restaurants, and the entertaining centers. The majority of visitors of state, stopping in resort territory, chooses the hotels which are at picturesque coast of Atlantic ocean. From windows of numbers tremendous kinds on surrounding landscapes open. And though the majority of hotels of state not from cheap, popularity of Lond Island among fans of beach rest grows every year.
Rhode Island is one of the most multinational regions of the North America. That, however, not surprisingly, considering its historical last and geographical site. Among local population, basically, people with white skin color prevail. Here lives many Germans, Italians, Irish, and also natives of the countries Southern and Latin America. More than eight-ten percent of the population adhere to Christian religion.
Night clubs of Lond Island use special popularity. Annually here come hundred thousand young men perfectly to spend time in local discos and to participate in numerous musical and dancing actions.