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Quick Facts: Rhode Island

Capital City: Providence

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Nickname: The Ocean State / Little Rhody
Motto: Hope
Statehood: May 29, 1790 (13th)
Origin of State's Name: Possibly named in honor of the Greek island of Rhodes or named Roode Eylandt by Adriaen Block, Dutch explorer, because of its red clay.
Largest Cities: Providence, Warwick, Cranston, Pawtucket, East Providence
Border States: Connecticut, Massachusetts
Land Area: 1,045 sq. mi.; Smallest state
State Bird: Rhode Island Red
State Flower: Violet (viola)
State Tree: Red Maple (acer rubrum)
State Song: Rhode Island's It For Me
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