Origin of name: Named after the Greek island Rhodes
Nickname: Little Rhody and Ocean State
Major Cities: Providence, Warwick, and Cranston
Population: (43rd) 1,048,319
Area: (50th) 1,231 sq mi, 3,189 sq km
Largest Lake: Scituate Reservoir
Major rivers: Blackstone, Pawtuxet, and Pawcatuck.
Statehood: (13th) May 29, 1790