Rhode Island - State Facts
Admission to Statehood: May 29, 1790 - 13th State
Size: Area: 1545 sq. mi., Land 1045 sq. mi., Water 500
sq. mi., Coastline 40 mi., Shoreline 384 mi. Rhode Island is
the smallest state in size in the United States.
Largest Cities: Providence, Warwick, Cranston, Pawtucket,
East Providence, Woonsocket, Coventry, North Providence, Cumberland,
Highest Point: Jerimoth Hill - 812 feet
Lowest Point: Atlantic coast; Atlantic Ocean, sea level
Nickname: The Ocean State - The "Ocean State"
is a nickname used to promote tourism. The nickname "Plantation
State" is derived from the states official full name "The
State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations".
Flag: Placed on a white field is a circle of thirteen gold
stars representing the first thirteen states. The stars surround
a gold ship's anchor. The states motto " Hope" is on
a blue ribbon below the anchor.
Flower: Violet - Rhode Island was the last state to adopt
an official state flower.
Bird: Rhode Island Red
The Rhode Island Red Hen became Rhode Island's official state
bird on May 3, 1954.
Tree: Red Maple
Song: Rhode Island It's for me - words and music by:
Agriculture: Nursery stock, vegetables, dairy products,
Industry: Fashion jewelry, fabricated metal products,
electric equipment, machinery, shipbuilding and boat building,