Rhode Island State
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Rhode Island State collage of images.
Rhode Island State Symbols, Facts & Info

The United States of America accepted Rhode Island as the 13th state to enter the union. Below, you will find the official state symbols and interesting facts about Rhode Island.

State Name:
Rhode Island

Abbreviation:
RI

Capital:
Providence

Date of Statehood:
May 4, 1776

Population:
1,076,189 (US Census 2005 estimate)

Primary Agriculture:
Rural areas of Rhode Island support small-scale farming, including grapes for local wineries, turf grass and nursery stock.

Primary Industry:
Although Rhode Island is the smallest of the fifty states, it is highly industrialized. It is a primary center for jewelry manufacturing. It is also a major contributor in the U.S. Electronics, metal, plastic products. Ship and boat construction are other important industries. Non-manufacturing industries include research in health, medicine and the ocean environment.

Nickname:
The Ocean State

Motto:
Hope

Flower:
Violet (Legislation of 1968)
Picture of the Violet, the official state flower of Rhode Island.

Tree:
Red Maple (Legislation of 1964)

Bird:
Rhode Island Red (Legislation of 1954)
Picture of the Rhode+Island+Red, the official state bird of Rhode Island.
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Fish:
Striped Bass (Legislation of 2000)

Insect:
None (Legislation Pending)

Gemstone:
None (Legislation Pending)

Official State Seal:
Official State Seal of Rhode Island.
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Official State Flag:
Official State Flag of Rhode Island.
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State Commemorative Quarter:
From the 1999-2008 United States Mint 50 State Quarters® Program
Commemorative state quarter of Rhode Island.
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State Postage Stamp:
From the 2002 United States Postal Service Greetings from America series.
34 cent Greetings from America commemorative stamp of Rhode Island state.
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