Rhode Island , officially the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, is a state in the New England region of the United States. Rhode Island is the smallest in area, the 8th least populous, but the 2nd most densely populated of the 50 United States. Rhode Island is bordered by Connecticut to the west and Massachusetts to the north and east, and it shares a water boundary with New York's Long Island to the southwest. Rhode Island was the first of the 13 original colonies to declare independence from British rule, declaring itself independent on May 4, 1776, two months before any...
|Founded:||May 29, 1790|
|Area:||1,212.4 sq. mi.|
|Also known as:||Ocean State, RI|
|Time zone:||Eastern Time Zone, UTC-5|