Rhode Island State Symbols, Facts & Info
The United States of America accepted Rhode Island as the 13th state to enter the union. Below, you will find the official state symbols and interesting facts about Rhode Island.
State Name: Rhode Island
Capital of Rhode Island State: Providence
Date of Statehood: May 4, 1776
Rhode Island State Population: 1,076,189 (US Census 2005 estimate)
Primary Agriculture: Rural areas of Rhode Island support small-scale farming, including grapes for local wineries, turf grass and nursery stock.
Primary Industry: Although Rhode Island is the smallest of the fifty states, it is highly industrialized. It is a primary center for jewelry manufacturing. It is also a major contributor in the U.S. Electronics, metal, plastic products. Ship and boat construction are other important industries. Non-manufacturing industries include research in health, medicine and the ocean environment.
Rhode Island State Nickname: The Ocean State
Rhode Island State Motto: Hope
Rhode Island State Flower:
Violet (Viola sororia)(Legislation of 1968)
Rhode Island State Tree: Red Maple (Legislation of 1964)
Rhode Island State Bird:
Rhode Island Red (Gallus gallus)(Legislation of 1954)
Rhode Island State Fish: Striped Bass (Legislation of 2000)
Rhode Island State Insect: None (Legislation Pending)
Rhode Island State Gemstone: None (Legislation Pending)
Official State Seal:
Official State Flag:
Rhode Island State License Plate:
Photo under license from collector Jim Moini ©2011.
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