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CountryUnited States
Admitted to the UnionMay 29, 1790 (13th)
Largest cityProvidence
Government
 • GovernorLincoln Chafee (D)
 • Upper house{{{Upperhouse}}}
 • Lower house{{{Lowerhouse}}}
U.S. senatorsJack Reed (D)
Sheldon Whitehouse (D)
U.S. House delegationList
Population
 • Total1,048,319
 • Density1,003.2/sq mi (387.34/km2)
 • Income rank
17th
Language
 • Official languageNone
Latitude41°18'N to 42°1'N
Longitude71°8'W to 71°53'W

Rhode Island is the smallest state in the United States. The capital and largest city is Providence.

Rhode Island was one of the original Thirteen Colonies, and became a state (the last of the thirteen to agree to the new United States Constitution) in 1790.

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. Rhode Island was founded by Roger Williams for religious freedom.

Other pages

Rhode Island State Capitol
Rhode Island State Capitol

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