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, West Warwick
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”.
State 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: Charlie Hall
Agriculture: Nursery stock, vegetables, dairy products, eggs.
Industry: Fashion jewelry, fabricated metal products, electric equipment, machinery, shipbuilding and boat building, tourism
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