Rhode Island by Finn
The Ocean State
Rhode Island's Bird
Rhode island's state bird is a Rhode Island red.
Rhode Island's Flower
Rhode island's flower is a violet.
Rhode Island's Flag
Rhode Island's flag has the word hope on it.
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State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
- Total1,214 sq mi
- Width37 miles (60 km)
- Length48 miles (77 km)
- % water13.9%
- Latitude41° 09' N to 42° 01' N
- Longitude71 ° 07 'W is 71 ° 53' W
- Total1055173 (2014 est.)[ 3 ]
- Median household income$54,619 (16th)
- Mean200 ft (60 m)
- Lowest pointAtlantic Ocean
Before statehoodRhode Island
Admission to UnionMay 29, 1790 (13th)
Footnotes: * Total area isapproximately 776,957 acres (3,144 km2)
Rhode Island (i/ˌroʊd ˈaɪlɨnd/ or /rɵˈdaɪlɨnd/), officially the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, is a state in theNew England region of the United States. Rhode Island is the smallest in area, the eighth least populous, but the second most densely populated of the 50 US states (behind New Jersey). Rhode Island is bordered by Connecticut to the west andMassachusetts to the north and east, and it shares a water boundary with New York's Long Island to the southwest. It also has the longest official name of all the states.
Rhode Island was the first of the original Thirteen Colonies to declare independence from British rule, declaring itself independent on May 4, 1776, two months before any other colony. The state was also the last of the thirteen original colonies to ratify the United States Constitution.
Rhode Island's official nickname is "The Ocean State", a reference to the state's geography, since Rhode Island has several large bays and inlets that amount to about 14% of its total area. Its land area is 1,045 square miles (2,710 km2), but its total area is significantly larger.
Rhode island red
The Rhode Island Red is an American breed of chicken. It is a utility bird, raised for meat and eggs, and also as a show bird. It is a popular choice for backyard flocks because of its egg laying abilities and hardiness. Non-industrial strains of the Rhode Island Red are listed as "recovering" by The Livestock Conservancy. The Rhode Island Red is the state bird of Rhode Island.