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Capital City:

Providence

Statehood:

May 29, 1790 (13th)

Population:

994,000

Nickname:

The Ocean State / Little Rhody

Motto:

Hope

Origin of State Name:

Possibly named in honor of the Greek island of Rhodes or named Roode Eylandt by Adriaen Block, Dutch explorer, because of its red clay.

Counties:

5

Largest Cities:

Providence, Warwick, Cranston, Pawtucket, East Providence

Border States:

Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York

Land Area:

1,054 sq. mi.; Smallest state

Highest Point:

Jerimoth Hill, 812 ft.

Lowest Point:

Atlantic Ocean, sea level

State Bird:

Rhode Island Red

State Flower:

Violet (viola)

State Tree:

Red Maple (acer rubrum)

State Song:

Rhode Island's It For Me

State Web Site:

www.state.ri.us


For more websites on Rhode Island check out Rhode Island Links.

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