Rhode Island

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The State of Rhode Island
'and Providence Plantations
Flag of Rhode Island State seal of Rhode Island
Flag of Rhode Island Seal
Nickname(s): The Ocean State, Little Rhody
Motto(s): Hope
Map of the United States with Rhode Island highlighted
Official language None
Capital Providence
Largest city Providence
Area Ranked 50th
 - Total 1,214* sq mi
(3,144* km2)
 - Width 37 miles (60 km)
 - Length 48 miles (77 km)
 - % water 32.4
 - Latitude 41°18'N to 42°1'N
 - Longitude 71°8'W to 71°53'W
Number of people Ranked 43rd
 - Total 1,048,319
 - Density 1,003.2/sq mi  (387.34/km2)
Ranked 2nd
Height above sea level
 - Highest point Jerimoth Hill[1]
812 ft (247 m)
 - Average 200 ft  (60 m)
 - Lowest point Atlantic Ocean[1]
sea level
Became part of the U.S. May 29, 1790 (13th)
Governor Lincoln Chafee (D)
U.S. Senators Jack Reed (D)
Sheldon Whitehouse (D)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Abbreviations RI, US-RI
Website www.ri.gov
Footnotes: * Total area in acres is approximately 776,957 acres

Rhode Island is the smallest state in the United States. The capital and largest city is Providence.

Rhode Island was one of the original Thirteen Colonies, and became a state (the last of the thirteen to agree to the new United States Constitution) in 1790.

Rhode Island is bordered on the north and east by Massachusetts, on the west by Connecticut, and on the south by Rhode Island Sound and the Atlantic Ocean. It shares a water border with New York. Rhode Island was founded by Roger Williams for religious freedom.

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Rhode Island State Capitol
Rhode Island State Capitol

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