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Old 08 May 2009, 09:08 PM
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United States Is Rhode Island an island?

Comment: Is Rhode Island really an island?

I lived in the smallest state for years, and I always told people that
yes, indeed, Rhode Island *is* an island. Specifically, the city of
Newport is on Aquidneck Island, which is also known as Rhode Island.

The rest of the state, however, is mostly the mainland, although there are
lots of island in RI: Prudence Isl., Hog Isl., Block Isl., etc. This is
why RI is officially known as THE STATE OF RHODE ISLAND AND PROVIDENCE
PLANTATIONS. (The longest state name there is!)

Am I telling people false information?
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