Rhode Island

The Ocean State

Their motto is ''hope''.

The flag and the seal of Rhode Island,

Facts:

  • On May 4, 1776 Rhode Island got its independence from Great Britain, the first state to do so.
  • Rhode Island has one of the largest collections of buildings on the National Register of Historic places in America.
  • The total population is 1,050,292.
  • The capital city and the biggest city of Rhode Island is Providence.
  • The only language is English.
  • The people who live there are called Rhode Islanders.
  • The highest point is Jerimoth Hill  (247 m)
  • Rhode Island is also the smallest state in the USA.

Sightseeing places:

WaterFire Providence is an event where volunteering ''firetenders'' travel down the river by a boat, lighting up more than 80 bonfires.

Roger Williams park zoo is also called ''The finest zoo in England'' and attracts more than 500,000 people per year. It's definitely one of the most popular Rhode Island attractions.

Performing Arts in Providence is a big building where you can go and see Broadway shows, concerts, plays and more.

Celebrities:

Michael Gerard 'Mike' Tyson is a retired professional boxer. One of his nicknames is 'The Baddest Man on the Planet'.

Shanna Lynn Moakler is an American model, actress, reality television star and a former beauty queen. She was the winner of the Miss New York USA pageant in 1995.

Fun Facts:

  • RI (Rhode Island) has a state drink, coffee milk.
  • One of their governors invented sideburns. They’re named after him. But backwards. (Burnside)
  • In Rhode Island it is illegal to throw pickle juice on a trolley.

Rhode Islands second nickname is 'Little Rhody'.

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