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Rhode Island

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Ratification or Admission:  May 29, 1790 (13th)
Present Constitution Adopted:  1843
State Abbreviation:  RI
State Capital:  Providence
Largest City - Population:  Providence
Origin of the Name:  Possibly from the Greek island of Rhodes or from the Dutch for “red island”
State Motto:  “Hope”
State Nickname:  The Ocean State
State Song:  “Rhode Island” | Lyrics & Music: T. Clarke Brown
State Animal:  None
State Bird:  Rhode Island Red
State Fish:  Striped bass
State Flower:  Violet
State Fruit:  Rhode Island greening apple
State Gemstone:  None
State Insect:  American Burying Beetle
State Mineral:  Bowenite
State Tree:  Red Maple
State Flag:  Placed on a white field the Rhode Island flag features a circle of thirteen gold stars representing the first thirteen states. The stars surround a gold ship’s anchor. Rhode Island’s state motto ” Hope” is on a blue ribbon below the anchor. The colors of the flag go back to colonial times and the original establishment of Rhode Island under King Charles of II of England.


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