Rhode Island

Rhode Island State Government

Rhode Island has multiple name theories, including the idea that Dutch explorer Adrian Block applied the name Roodt Eylandt, meaning red island, to reflect the red cliffs of the region. Alternatively, it may come from the Greek island of Rhodes.

Capital: Providence

Largest Cities: Bristol, Central Falls, Coventry, CranstonCumberland Hill, East Providence, Hope Valley, Newport, Pascoag, PawtucketTiverton, Warwick, West Warwick, Westerly, Woonsocket

Present Constitution Drafted: 1843

Entered Union: May 29 ,1790 (13)

Motto: “Hope”

State Flower: Violet (unoffical)

State Tree: Red Maple

State Bird: Rhode Island Red Hen

State Dog: Not Specified

State Insect: Not Specified

State Song: “Rhode Island”

Nickname: The Ocean State, Little Rhody