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Rhode Island Facts and Symbols

Rhode Island became the 13th state in 1790 and is the 43rd largest state by population with about 1 million residents. It is also the 50th largest state by land and water area with a total area of 1,545 square miles. Providence, the state's capital city, is Rhode Island's largest city with a population of approximately 170,000 people.

Roger Williams, founder of Rhode Island, named the spot where he landed "Providence", after a phrase that said "God's merciful providence."

Included below are more facts and symbols, information about the current Rhode Island Governor, a state map, Rhode Island members of the United States 112th Congress with a congressional district map, the state song and more views of the Rhode Island State Quarter.

Rhode Island State Quarter

Rhode Island
State Quarter

(United States Mint Image)

         
 
         
 

Rhode Island State Capital - Providence

State Motto - "Hope"

State Flower - The Violet

State Tree - Red Maple

State Bird - Rhode Island Red

State Fish - Striped Bass

State Mineral - Bowenite

State Rock or Stone - Cumberlandite

State Shell - Quahog

State Fruit - Greening Apple

Official State Web Site - www.ri.gov

 
 

Rhode Island State Governor:

Lincoln D. Chafee

Office of the Governor
  22 State House
Providence, RI 02903-1196
Phone: (401) 222-2080
Fax: (401) 222-8096
 
 

Rhode Island State Map:
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Rhode Island State Map - Click for Larger View

 

Rhode Island State Congressional District Map:

Rhode Island State Congressional District Map

 

Rhode Island Members of the United States Congress (112th Congress)

 

United States Senate (Rhode Island Members):

  Jack Reed - (D-RI) Sheldon Whitehouse - (D-RI)  
 

United States House of Representatives (Rhode Island Members by District):

 

David Cicilline - 1st

James R. Langevin - 2nd

 
 

Rhode Island State Song:

Rhode Island State Song
Lyrics by Charlie Hall
Music by Maria Day
Arranged by Kathryn Chester

I've been to every state we have
and I think that I'm inclined to say
that Rhody stole my heart
You can keep the forty nine

Herring gulls that dot the sky,
blue waves that paint the rocks,
waters rich with Neptune's life,
the boats that line the docks,
I see the lighthouse flickering
to help the sailors see.
There's a place for everyone:
Rhode Island's it for me.

Rhode Island, oh, Rhode Island
surrounded by the sea.
Some people roam the earth for home;
Rhode Island's it for me.

I love the fresh October days,
the buzz on College Hill,
art that moves an eye to tear,
a jeweler's special skill.
Icicles refract the sun,
snow falling gracefully.
Some search for a place that's warm:
Rhode Island's it for me.

Rhode Island, oh, Rhode Island
surrounded by the sea.
Some people roam the earth for home;
Rhode Island's it for me.

The skyline piercing Providence,
the State House dome so rare,
residents who speak their minds;
No longer unaware!
Roger Williams would be proud to see
his "colony"
so don't sell short this precious port:
Rhode Island's it for me.

Rhode Island, oh, Rhode Island
surrounded by the sea.
Some people roam the earth for home;
Rhode Island's it for me.

Rhode Island, oh, Rhode Island
surrounded by the sea.
Some people roam the earth for home:
Rhode Island's it for me!

         
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