STATE of RHODE ISLAND (RI)
Official Name: Rhode Island and Providence Plantations 13th Star in U.S. Flag
Area 1,045 sq. miles 2,706 sq.km.
Statehood: May 29, 1790
Nickname: “The Ocean State” Motto: “Hope”
Name Origin: From the Greek Isle of
Rhodes State Website: http://www.ri.gov/