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Rhode Island

Welcome to Rhode Island and a brief overview of The Ocean State.

Rhode Island, one of the New England States, is the smallest state in the Union. It's located in the northeast part of the 48 "conterminous" states. Unless you know where it is, you may not be able to find it on the map below.

Rhode island is bordered on the north by Massachusetts and on the south by Block Island Sound and the Atlantic Ocean. Massachusetts wraps around Rhode Island bordering the state on the east as well as on the north. On the west, Rhode Island is bordered by Connecticut.

Rhode Island among the states

  • Statehood: May 29, 1790 (13th state)
  • Abbreviation: R.I. (traditional), RI (postal)
  • Capital: Providence.
  • Size: 1,210 square miles, includes inland water (50th)
  • Coastline: 40 miles.
  • Motto: Hope.
  • State bird: Rhode Island red (Gallus gallus domesticus) adopted 1954.
  • State flower: Violet (Viola sororia) adopted 1968.
  • State songs:
    • "Rhode Island", words and music by T. Clark Brown, adopted 1946.
    • "Rhode Island's It For Me", words by Charlie Hall, music by Maria Day, arranged by Kathryn Chester, adopted 1996.
  • State tree: Red Maple (Acer rubrum) adopted 1964.


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