The Ocean State
- State Site: Official Web Site of the State of Rhode Island
- Capital City:
- Government rotated between five cities (one in each county), 1663-1854. Newport and Providence (twin capitals), 1854-1900. Providence, since 1900.
- Providence Apartments
- Postal: RI
- Traditional: R.I.
- Admission to Union:
- Adoption Records: Voluntary Adoption Reunion Registry
- Ancestry / Genealogy:
- Apartments: Rhode Island Apartments
- Area Codes: Rhode Island Area Codes
- Biographies: Notable Rhode Islanders
- Birth Records: Birth Certificates
- Border States:
- Citizens: Rhode Island Citizens
- Climate: Climatology For Rhode Island
- Constitution: Rhode Island Constitution, 13th state to enter the Union.
- County Profile: Rhode Island Counties
- Courts: Judiciary of Rhode Island
- Current Events: Rhode Island News
- Death Records: Death Certificates
- Department of: State Agency and Other Helpful Links
- Driving: Licenses and IDs
- Manufacturing: Rhode Island's leading manufactured product is electrical
equipment, which includes surge protectors, light bulbs and lighting fixtures. Jewelry and silverware
follow in second place. Rhode Island is a leading jewelry producer with around 1,000 manufacturers.
Costume jewelry is of particular value. Rhode Island also manufactures computer and electronics
products that include microchips and search and navigation equipment.
- Services: The leading service industry in Rhode Island is the finance, insurance
and real estate group. Providence is an important New England financial center. Some large banking and
insurance companies have major operations in the state. The community, business and personal services
group is Rhode Island's second-ranked service industry. Income is generated by a variety of businesses,
including private research facilities, law firms, computer programming companies and repair shops.
Ranking third is the wholesale trade (automobiles, groceries, jewelry, petroleum products) and retail
trade (department stores, automobile dealerships, food stores) service group.
- Agriculture: Rhode Island is the smallest state and as such does not support
large agricultural pursuits. Greenhouse and nursery products such as sod, ornamental trees, shrubs
and other products account for more than half of the state's agricultural income. Milk is the
second-ranking agricultural product of the state. Potatoes and hay are the biggest field crops. Apples
and sweet corn are the leading fruit and vegetable crops, respectively. Farmers also raise chickens,
eggs and turkeys.
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- Fishing: The Rhode Island fishing industry delivers a catch that includes
a variety of fish, mollusks and shellfish. Lobster is the most valuable of these. Other important
catches are anglerfish, clams, cod, flounder, scup, squid, whiting and yellowfish.
- Mining: Mining is an extremely small part of the Rhode Island economy, contributing
less than 1% of the gross state product. Stone and sand and gravel are mined in the state.
- Genealogical Resources:
- Geographic Center: Rhode Island Geography
- Highest Point: Jerimoth Hill, 812 feet above sea level.
- Highway Markers: Rhode Island
- Judiciary: Judiciary of Rhode Island
- Largest Cities: 10 Largest Cities
- Legislature: State of Rhode Island General Assembly
- Library: Rhode Island State Library
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- License Plates: Rhode Island
- Lottery: Rhode Island Lottery
- Lowest Point: Atlantic Ocean, sea level.
- Maps: Rhode Island Maps
- Marriage: Rhode Island Marriage Certificates
- Motor Vehicles: Division of Motor Vehicles
- Museums: Rhode Island Museums
- National Forests: (None)
- National Parks: National Parks in Rhode Island
- Natural Resources: Rhode Island's natural resources are not abundant. The best soil is found
along Narragansett Bay. Excellent building granite is found in the southwestern part of the state near the
town of Westerly and is referred to as Westerly Granite. Sand and gravel deposits and some limestone and
sandstone are found in the state.
- Newspapers: Rhode Island
- Nickname: for Rhode Island
- Non-transients: Find A Grave
- Online Services: Rhode Island eServices
- Origin of State's name: Rhode Island
- Political Cartoons: PoliticalCartoons.com
- Road Side America: Rhode Island
- Senior Citizens: Department of Elderly Affairs
- Song: Rhode Island's It For Me
- State Parks: Rhode Island State Parks
- State Quarter: Rhode Island
- Symbols: Rhode Island Symbols
- Tax Forms:
- Topography: State Topography Image: Rhode Island
- Unclaimed Funds: Unclaimed Property
- Veteran Affairs: Division of Veterans Affairs
- Vital Records: Rhode Island Office of Vital Records
- Voting: Rhode Island Election Division
- Web Cams: Rhode Island Webcams
- Zip Codes: