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Flag of Rhode Island

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Use: Civil and state flag
Proportion: 29:33
Adopted: November 1, 1897; 121 years ago
Design: Gold anchor, surrounded by 13 gold stars, on a field of white. A blue ribbon below the anchor contains the text "hope".
The flag of the state of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations is white and consists of a gold anchor in the center (a symbol for hope) surrounded by thirteen gold stars (for the original 13 colonies and Rhode Island's status as the 13th state to ratify the Constitution). A blue ribbon below the anchor bears the state's motto in gold: "HOPE." The flag is frequently depicted with golden fringe around the edges of the flag.

State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
Flag of Rhode Island State seal of Rhode Island
Flag Seal
Nickname(s):
The Ocean State
Little Rhody
Motto(s): Hope
State song(s): "Rhode Island, It's for Me"
Map of the United States with Rhode Island highlighted
Official language De jure: None
De facto: English
Demonym Rhode Islander
Capital
(and largest city)
Providence
Largest metro Greater Providence
Area Ranked 50th
• Total 1,214 sq mi
(3,144 km2)
• Width 37 miles (60 km)
• Length 48 miles (77 km)
• % water 13.9%
• Latitude 41° 09' N to 42° 01' N
• Longitude 71° 07' W to 71° 53' W
Population Ranked 44th
• Total 1,057,315 (2018)
• Density 1006/sq mi (388/km2)
Ranked 2nd
• Median household income $63,870 (16th)
Elevation
• Highest point Jerimoth Hill
812 ft (247 m)
• Mean 200 ft (60 m)
• Lowest point Atlantic Ocean
Sea level
Before statehood Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
Admitted to the Union May 29, 1790 (13th)
Governor Gina Raimondo (D)
Lieutenant Governor Daniel McKee (D)
Legislature Rhode Island General Assembly
• Upper house Senate
• Lower house House of Representatives
U.S. Senators Jack Reed (D)
Sheldon Whitehouse (D)
U.S. House delegation 1: David Cicilline (D)
2: James Langevin (D) (list)
Time zone Eastern: UTC −5/−4
ISO 3166 US-RI
Abbreviations RI, R.I.
Website www.ri.gov
Footnotes: * Total area is approximately 776,957 acres (3,144 km2)
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