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State of Rhode Island

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Facts about Rhode Island

  • The State of Rhode Island is the 13th U.S. state.
  • Rhode Island received statehood on May 29, 1790.
  • Rhode Island's state capital is Providence.
  • Rhode Island's state postal abbreviation is RI.

Rhode Island's Bird, Flower, Motto, Song, Tree

  • Official State Bird: Rhode Island Red (chicken)
  • Official State Bird Latin Name: domestic Gallus gallus

  • Official State Flower: Violet
  • Official State Flower Latin Name: Viola palmata
  • Year: 1968

  • Official State Motto: Hope
  • Official State Motto Latin Translation:

  • Official State Song: Rhode Island It's for Me

  • Official State Tree: Red maple
  • Official State Tree Latin Name: Acer rubrum
  • Year: 1964

Rhode Island's State Government and Public Safety


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