Rhode Island

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The Ocean State
Capital:   Providence
Motto:   Hope
Population:   1.05 million
Area of state:   1,545 sq. mi.
Admitted to U.S.:   1790

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Rhode Island, officially known as the "State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations," is bordered by Massachusetts, Connecticut and the Atlantic Ocean. It is the smallest state in the United States and was the thirteenth state to be admitted to he Union. Rhode Island was the first of The Thirteen Colonies to announce independence from British rule.

Rhode Island has two members of the U.S. Senate, two members of the U.S. House of Representatives, 38 members of the State Senate and 75 members of the House of Representatives.

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