Postal abbreviation – RI
Capital – Providence
Area – 1,545.05 [50th largest in the US, the smallest state]
Population as of census 2010 – 1,052,567 [43rd largest in the US]
Population density per square mile – 1,018.10 [3rd largest in the US]
Area codes – 401
Zip codes – 02801 - 02940
Number of counties – 5
State nickname – The Ocean State, Little Rhody
State motto – "Hope"
|State Flag of Rhode Island|
-Rhode Island is the smallest state in the US, and the last of the original 13 colonies to become a state. Its distance North to South is 48 miles and East to West is 37 miles.
-Rhode Island never ratified the 18th Amendment - prohibition.
-Roger Williams, founder of Rhode Island, was banished from Plymouth, Massachusetts because of his "extreme views" concerning freedom of speech and religion. These “extreme views” became the basis for the Bill of Rights.
Roger Williams University School of Law