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Check out the Rhode Island Unit of Study for all coloring pages, information, interactive puzzles, word jumbles, word searches, worksheets, and thematic book reviews. We even included a state quarter observation sheet!

Rhode Island Outline Name: Rhode Island
State Nickname: Little Rhody
also known as The Ocean State
State Capital: Providence
State Governor: Gina Raimondo
State Abbreviation: R.I.
2 letter Postal Code: RI
Area: 1,214 square miles
Date Entered the Union: May 29, 1790
State #: 13
Borders: Massachusetts, Block Island Sound, Connecticut, Atlantic Ocean, Narragansett Bay
Rhode Island flagFlag Meaning: A golden anchor, a symbol of hope, is centered on a white field. Thirteen gold stars, representing the original 13 colonies circle the anchor. Below the anchor there is a blue banner where the state motto appears in gold - "Hope." Gold fringe edges the flag on 3 sides. The flag was adopted in 1871 and slightly modified in 1897.
Number of U.S. Representatives: 2
State Motto: Hope
State Flower: violet
State Bird: Rhode Island red hen
State Song: "Rhode Island, It's for Me"
State Tree: red maple
State Fish: Stripped Bass
10 Largest Cities (in order of size): Providence, Warwick, Cranston, Pawtucket, East Providence, Woonsocket, Coventry, North Providence, Cumberland, West Warwick
Famous Residents:
- David Hartman, TV newscaster
- Van Johnson, actor
- Anthony Quinn, actor
- Sarah Helen (Power) Whitman, poet
- James Woods, actor
Attractions: Slater Home, Roger Williams Memorial, First Synagogue in U.S., Cliff Walk, Colonial Houses, Old Stone Mill
Agriculture: dairy products, fruits, nursery products, poultry and eggs, vegetables
Natural Resources: granite, graphite, gravel, limestone, sand, clams, lobsters, scallops

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