Rhode Island

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Coordinates: 41°42′N 71°30′W / 41.7°N 71.5°W / 41.7; -71.5

Rhode Island
State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
Eik-name(s): 
The Ocean State
Little Rhody[1]
Motto(s): 
Hope
Anthem: "Rhode Island's It for Me"
Map o the Unitit States wi Rhode Island hielichted
Map o the Unitit States wi Rhode Island hielichted
KintraUnitit States
Afore stateheidColony o Rhode Island an Providence Plantations
Admittit tae the Union29 Mey 1790 (13t)
Caipital
(an lairgest ceety)
Providence
Lairgest ceetycaipital
Lairgest metroGreater Providence
Govrenment
 • GovrenorGina Raimondo (D)
 • Lieutenant GovernorDaniel McKee (D)
LegislaturRhode Island General Assemmly
 • Upper hooseSenate
 • Lawer hooseHoose o Representatives
JudiciarRhode Island Supreme Coort
U.S. senatorsJack Reed (D)
Sheldon Whitehouse (D)
U.S. Hoose delegation1: David Cicilline (D)
2: James Langevin (D) (leet)
Area
 • Total3,144 km2 (1,214[a][2] sq mi)
 • Laund2,707 km2 (1,045 sq mi)
 • Water438 km2 (169 sq mi)  13.9%
Area rank50t
Dimensions
 • Length77 km (48 mi)
 • Width60 km (37 mi)
Elevation
60 m (200 ft)
Highest elevation247 m (812 ft)
Lowest elevation
(Atlantic Ocean[3])
0 m (0 ft)
Population
 (2019)
 • Total1,059,361
 • Rank44t
 • Density388/km2 (1006/sq mi)
 • Density rank2nt
 • Median hooseaud income
$63870[5]
 • Income rank
16t
Demonym(s)Rhode Islander
Leid
 • Offeecial leidDe jure: Nane
De facto: Inglis
Time zoneUTC-05:00 (Eastren)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-04:00 (EDT)
USPS abbreviation
RI
ISO 3166 codeUS-RI
Trad. abbreviationR.I.
Latitude41° 09′ N tae 42° 01′ N
Longitude71° 07′ W tae 71° 53′ W
Websitewww.ri.gov
  1. approximately 776,957 acres

Rhode Island is a state in the New Ingland region o the Unitit States. It is the smawest state in aurie, the seivent least populous, an is the seicont maist densely populatit. It haes the langest offeecial name o ony state. Rhode Island is mairchit bi Connecticut tae the west, Massachusetts tae the north an east, an the Atlantic Ocean tae the sooth via Rhode Island Soond an Block Island Soond. It an aw shares a smaw maritime border wi New York.[6] Providence is the state caipital an maist populous ceety in Rhode Island.

On 4 Mey 1776, the Colony o Rhode Island wis the first o the Thirteen Colonies tae renoonce its allegiance tae the Breetish Croun,[7] an it wis the fowert amang the newly independent states tae ratifee the Airticles o Confederation on 9 Februar 1778.[8] The state boycottit the 1787 convention that drew up the Unitit States Constitution[9] an ineetially refuised tae ratifee it;[10] it wis the last o the states tae dae sae on Mey 29, 1790.[11][12]

Rhode Island's offeecial nickname is "The Ocean State", a reference tae the lairge bays an inlets that amoont tae aboot 14 percent o its tot aurie.[2]

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  1. "Rhode Island Government: Government". RI.gov. Retrieved 31 Julie 2010.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Office of the Secretary of State: A. Ralph Mollis: State Library. Sos.ri.gov. Retrieved on July 12, 2013.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Elevations and Distances in the United States". United States Geological Survey. 2001. Archived frae the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 24 October 2011.
  4. Elevation adjusted to North American Vertical Datum of 1988
  5. "Median Annual Household Income". The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Retrieved 9 December 2016.
  6. "Office of the Secretary of State: Nellie M. Gorbea:".
  7. "The May 4, 1776, Act of Renunciation". State of Rhode Island. Retrieved 3 Mey 2014.
  8. Jensen, Merrill (1959). The Articles of Confederation: An Interpretation of the Social-Constitutional History of the American Revolution, 1774–1781. University of Wisconsin Press. pp. xi, 184. ISBN 978-0-299-00204-6.
  9. "Letter from Certain Citizens of Rhode Island to the Federal Convention". Ashland, Ohio: TeachingAmericanHistory.org. Retrieved 21 October 2015.
  10. Flexner, James Thomas (1984). Washington, The Indispensable Man. New York: Signet. p. 208. ISBN 978-0-451-12890-4.
  11. Vile, John R. (2005). The Constitutional Convention of 1787: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of America's Founding (Volume 1: A-M). ABC-CLIO. p. 658. ISBN 978-1-85109-669-5. Retrieved 21 October 2015.
  12. "US constitution Ratification: RI". Usconstitution.net. 8 Januar 2010. Retrieved 26 Januar 2013.

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