Rhode Island
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Rhode Island

Rhode Island was the 13th of the original 13 colonies to join the United States of America. Rhode Island officially became a state on May 29, 1790. The capital city is Providence, which is also the largest city. Rhode Island is bordered by Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New York (water border).

Here are some official state symbols to help you get to know Rhode Island better.

  • State Abbreviation: RI
  • Nicknames: Little Rhody, Smallest State, Plantation State (for its official name), Ocean State
  • Residents Called: Rhode Islanders
  • State Flower: Violet
  • State Tree: Red Maple
  • State Bird: Rhode Island Red Hen
  • State Mineral: Bowenite
  • State Rock: Cumberlandite
  • State Fish: The Striped Bass
  • State Motto: 'Hope'

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Did you know that Rhode Island is the smallest state in the US. The territory spans only 1545 square miles.