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What is the smallest state in the USA?

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Rhode Island is the smallest state of the United States. The state covers a total area of about 1,500 square miles. Its coastline stretches for about 40 miles, and the shoreline is over 380 miles.

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The capital of Rhode Island is Providence. This state had an estimated population of over 1 million people, as of 2013. Rhode Island is situated in the Northeastern United States. The second smallest state is Delaware, having a total area of about 2,500 square miles. Delaware's coastline is slightly smaller than that of Rhode Island, being just under 30 miles. Delaware's capital city is Dover, and it had an estimated population of about 930,000 people, as of a 2013 estimate.

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