What is the capital of the U.S. state with the longest official name?
The smallest state of the union, Rhode Island, also has the longest official name of any of the states. Rhode Island's official name is "State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations", which is derived from the merger of four Colonial settlements. The settlements of Newport and Portsmouth were situated on what is commonly called Aquidneck Island today but was called Rhode Island in Colonial times. Providence Plantation was the name of the colony founded by Roger Williams in the state's capital of Providence. This was adjoined by the settlement of Warwick; hence the plural Providence Plantations.
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