Rhode Island Facts

Rhode Island Facts

Rhode Island, officially the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, is a state in the New England region of the United States. See the fact file below for more information about Rhode Island.

Capital
Providence

Became a State
May 29, 1790 (13th)

Location
New England region of United States

Area
1,214 sq. miles (50th)

Population
1,053,209 (43rd)

Major Cities
Providence, Warwick, Cranston, Pawtucket, East Providence, Woonsocket, Newport, Central Falls

Products
textiles, costume jewelry, toolmaking, nursery stock, vegetables, diary products, eggs

Climate
warm summer humid continental with hot, rainy summers and cold, snowy winters

Yearly Precipitation
averages 42 inches

Professional Sports Teams
no professional sports teams

Major Waterways
Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island Sound, Sakonnet River, Atlantic Ocean

Most Famous Citizens
Nathaniel Greene (Revolutionary War soldier)
Harry Anderson (comedian)
George M Cohan (composer, dramatist)
Brad Faxon (golfer)
Meredith Vieira (television personality)
Roger Williams (theologian)

State Symbols
Bird – Rhode Island Red Hen
Flower – Violet
Tree – Red Maple