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Rhode Island States Facts | Rhode Island State Symbol
Rhode Island officially the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations is a state in the New England region of the United States. It is the smallest state in area, the seventh least populous, and the second most densely populated. It has the longest official name of any state. Rhode Island has many official and unofficial symbols including the state animal, bird, fish, flag, flower, gem, mammal, motto, nickname, coat of arms, song, seal Etc. The Rhode Island General Assembly first adopted a Seal for the colony containing an anchor with the word “Hope” above it on May 4, 1664. Rhode Island is the smallest state in size in the United States. It covers an area of 1,214 square miles. Its distances North to South are 48 miles and East to West 37 miles. Rhode Island has an astounding 400 miles of Atlantic coastline and boasts the sailing capital of the world, Newport. You’ll find Gilded Age Mansions like The Breakers, The Elms, Marble House where Alva Vanderbilt once held women’s rights rallies, and several other grand estates.
The Rhode Island flag was formally adopted on July 27, 1640. Since Rhode Island has maintained the same flag for the last 378 years. The flag of Rhode Island features three colors: gold, white and blue. The background of the flag is white, and anchor and 13 five-pointed stars are gold.