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State Facts

Full Name

State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantation

Admitted to the Union (Rank)

May 29, 1790 (13th)

Population 2000 (Rank)

1,048,319 (43rd)

Land Area (Rank)

1,045 square miles; 2,607 square kilometers (50th)

Capital

Providence

Postal Abbreviation

RI

State Nickname

The Ocean State

Motto

Hope

Song

“Rhode Island It’s for Me” (music by Maria Day, words by Charlie Hall)

State Symbols

  • Flower: Violet
  • Tree: Red maple
  • Bird: Rhode Island red hen
  • Mineral: Bowenite
  • Stone: Cumberlandite
  • Shell: Quahog
  • Colors: Blue, white and gold (in state flag)

Economy

  • Agriculture:
    • Nursery stock,
    • vegetables,
    • dairy products,
    • eggs
  • Industry:
    • Fashion jewelry,
    • fabricated metal products,
    • electric equipment,
    • machinery,
    • shipbuilding and boatbuilding,
    • tourism