map of Rhode Island UNITED STATES


  • some general data of the state

  • General useful information
    Note: some data are of constant value, while other are due to changes, fluctuations etc.
    State and population
    capital: Providence // state code ISO: RI ; FIPS: US44
    surface: 2707 = 1045 sq.mi // rank in USA: 50 // location: New England
    climate: moderate maritime, invigorating and changeable
    entered USA as 13th state ratifying the Constitution on: 1790-05-29
    administrative division: 5 counties
    total population according to the census of 2000: 1,048,319
    population density 2000: 387 per = 1003 per sq.mi // net growth 1999-2000: 4,5%
    main ethnic groups: white 85,0%; black 4,5%; Asian 2,3%; other 8,2%
    Economy and infrastructure
    chief crops: nursery products, turf & vegetable production
    livestock (1000s): cattle: 6 / pigs: 3 / poultry: 65 (excl. broilers)
    timber/lumber: oak
    chief industries: services, manufacturing, tiles, electronics
    chief industrial products: costume jewelry, toys, machinery, textiles, electronics
    chief mining products: sand & gravel, crushed stone, gemstones
    Some physical landmarks
    highest point in the state: Jerimoth Hill 247 m = 812 ft
    other mountains: Durfee Hill 245, Badger Mt. 224, Sprague Hill 219
    lowest point in the state: sea level
    lakes: Eisenhower Lake, Worden Pond, Yawgoog Pond, Watchaug Pond
    artificial lakes: Scituate Res., Flat River Res., Pascoag Res.
    rivers: Blackstone
    others: islands: Block Island, Rhode I., Conanicut I., Prudence I., Patience I. // deserts: none
    Additional remarks, especially on the statistical information
    other important features:
    nick name(s): Little Rhody, Ocean State
    motto: Hope
    song: Rhode Island
    flower: Violet // bird: Rhode Island red // tree: Red maple
    primary sources:
    World almanac and book of facts; National Geographic Atlas of the World; maps: WN world @tlas

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    File created on 2003.03.05 by Jan Lahmeyer
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