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Rhode Island

Rhode Island Facts

  • Capital City: Providence (pop.) 172,459 (2008 est.)
  • Rhode Island Population: 1,050,292 (2012 est.) (443rd)
  • Rhode Island Population: (per square mile)
  • U.S. State Populations: (all states)
  • Currency: U.S. Dollar (conversion rates)

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  • Rhode Island Quarter:The Rhode Island quarter is the third quarter issued in 2001 of the United States Mint's 50 State Quarters® Program series.

    Rhode Island was admitted into the Union on May 29, 1790 becoming our Nation's 13th state.

    The quarter honors the "Ocean State" and features a vintage sailboat gliding through the famous Narragansett Bay with an image of the Pell Bridge in the background. Sailing is Rhode Island's most popular sport, thus is called the "sailing capital" of the world. Additional details

    Rhode Island Quarter

  • Land Sizes
  • Language: English, others
  • Largest Cities: (by population) Providence, Warwick, Cranston, Pawtucket, East Providence, Woonsocket
  • Name: Rhode Island was named "Roodt Eylandt" (red island) by Dutch explorer, Adriaen Block, referring to the red clay that lined the shores.
  • New Port Facts
  • Providence Facts
  • Statehood: May 29, 1790 (13th state)
  • Symbols

Rhode Island Photographs


Providence, Rhode Island

Rhode Island Cities, Counties & Area Codes

City County Area Code
Bristol Bristol 401
Warwick Kent 401
Newport Newport 401
Providence Providence 401
North Kingstown Washington 401

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