Mineral and agricultural resources (greenhouse crops, breeding, nursery) are of little importance. Deep-sea and coastal fishing remains active.
Industry (metallurgy, agri-food, textile, electronics, chemistry, mechanics) and tertiary activities (commerce, banks, tourism) are highly developed. The state has seaside resorts and historical monuments (Friends Meetinghouse, 1699; Touro Synagogue, the oldest synagogue in the United States, built in 1763; The Breakers, a rich specific hotel built in 1895).
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Major Cities in Rhode Island
Providence, city and capital of the state of Rhode Island in the United States with about 179,000 residents. With Pawtucket and Warwick metropolitan areas, it has about 1.2 million residents. It is a trading and industrial city which, among other things, houses Brown University, which was founded in 1764. The city itself was founded in 1636.