|Before statehood||Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations|
|Admitted to the Union||May 29, 1790 (13th)|
|Largest metro||Greater Providence|
|• Governor||Gina Raimondo (D)|
|• Lieutenant Governor||Daniel McKee (D)|
|Legislature||Rhode Island General Assembly|
|• Upper house||Senate|
|• Lower house||House of Representatives|
|U.S. senators||Jack Reed (D)|
Sheldon Whitehouse (D)
|U.S. House delegation||1: David Cicilline (D)|
2: James Langevin (D) (list)
|• Total||1,059,639 (2,017 est.)|
|• Density||1,006/sq mi (388/km2)|
|• Median household income||$55,701|
|• Income rank||27th|
|• Official language||De jure: None|
De facto: English
|Latitude||41° 09' N to 42° 01' N|
|Longitude||71° 07' W to 71° 53' W|
|Rhode Island state symbols|
|Bird||Rhode Island Red chicken|
Gallus gallus domesticus
|Insect||American burying beetle|
|Ship||Courageous, USS Providence|
|Tartan||Rhode Island State Tartan|
|Other||Fruit: Rhode Island Greening|
|State route marker|
Released in 2001
|Lists of United States state symbols|
Rhode Island is bordered on the north and east by Massachusetts, on the west by Connecticut, and on the south by Rhode Island Sound and the Atlantic Ocean. It shares a water border with New York. It is named for a large island in Rhode Island Sound. Rhode Island was founded by Roger Williams for religious freedom. Some thought the island looked liked Rhodes, an island in Greece. Others didn´t.
Did You Know?? Q & AEdit
Which well-known American television show is based here?Edit
Rhode Island, like the rest of New England, leans liberal. Both its State Legislatures and its governor´s mansion are held by Democrats. Both United States Senators from Rhode Island are Democrats.
The State of Rhode Island is a relatively blunt state, ranking 33rd of all 50 US states.
Comparitive to Connecticut and MassachusettsEdit
This is an ever worse figure because its neighbour to the north, Massachusetts, has the highest IQ rank of any state, and its western neighbour, Connecticut, ranks 5th.
Population Density RankEdit
Rhode Island´s P.D.R. is 2.
What does PDR mean?Edit
PDR stands, of course, for Population density rank. This means the number of people per square mile. Rhode Island is 2nd, the only state ahead of it is New Jersey.
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