Rhode Island

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

State o Rhode Island an Providence Plantations
Banner o Rhode Island State seal o Rhode Island
Banner Seal
Nickname(s): The Ocean State
Little Rhody[1]
Motto(s): Hope
Cairt o the Unitit States wi Rhode Island heichlichtit
Offeecial leidDe jure: None
De facto: Inglis
DemonymRhode Islander
(an lairgest ceety)
Lairgest metroProvidence metro aurie
AurieRanked 50t
 • Tot1,214[2] sq mi
(3,144 km2)
 • Width37 miles (60 km)
 • Lenth48 miles (77 km)
 • % watter13.9%
 • Latitude41° 09' N tae 42° 01' N
 • Longitude71° 07' W tae 71° 53' W
PopulationRanked 43rd
 • Tot1,056,298 (2015 est.)[3]
 • Density1006/sq mi  (388/km2)
Ranked 2nt
 • Median hoosehauld income$55,701 [4] (27t)
 • Heichest pyntJerimoth Hill[5][6]
812 ft (247 m)
 • Mean200 ft  (60 m)
 • Lawest pyntAtlantic Ocean[5]
sea level
Afore statehuidColony o Rhode Island an Providence Plantations
Admission to UnionMey 29, 1790 (13t)
GovrenorGina Raimondo (D)
Lieutenant GovernorDaniel McKee (D)
LegislaturGeneral Assembly
 • Upper hooseSenate
 • Lawer hooseHoose o Representatives
U.S. SenatorsJack Reed (D)
Sheldon Whitehouse (D)
U.S. Hoose delegation1: David Cicilline (D)
2: James Langevin (D) (leet)
Time zoneEastren: UTC −5/−4
AbbreviationsRI, R.I.
Fitmerks: * Tot aurie is approximately 776,957 acres (3,144 km2)

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.[7] 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,[8] an it wis the fowert amang the newly independent states tae ratifee the Airticles o Confederation on 9 Februar 1778.[9] The state boycottit the 1787 convention that drew up the Unitit States Constitution[10] an ineetially refuised tae ratifee it;[11] it wis the last o the states tae dae sae on Mey 29, 1790.[12][13]

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 July 31, 2010.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Office of the Secretary of State: A. Ralph Mollis: State Library. Sos.ri.gov. Retrieved on Julie 12, 2013.
  3. "Table 1. Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for the United States, Regions, States, and Puerto Rico: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015" (CSV). U.S. Census Bureau. December 26, 2015. Retrieved December 26, 2015.[deid airtin]
  4. "Median Annual Household Income". The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Retrieved December 9, 2016.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Elevations and Distances in the United States". United States Geological Survey. 2001. Archived frae the oreeginal on October 15, 2011. Retrieved October 24, 2011. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  6. Elevation adjuistit tae North American Vertical Datum o 1988
  7. "Office of the Secretary of State: Nellie M. Gorbea:".
  8. "The May 4, 1776, Act of Renunciation". State of Rhode Island. Retrieved May 3, 2014.
  9. 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.
  10. "Letter from Certain Citizens of Rhode Island to the Federal Convention". Ashland, Ohio: TeachingAmericanHistory.org. Retrieved October 21, 2015.
  11. Flexner, James Thomas (1984). Washington, The Indispensable Man. New York: Signet. p. 208. ISBN 978-0-451-12890-4.
  12. 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 October 21, 2015.
  13. "US constitution Ratification: RI". Usconstitution.net. January 8, 2010. Retrieved January 26, 2013.

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