The Ocean State

Rhode Island State Nickname


Rhode Island quarter

The U.S. Mint's bicentennial commemorative quarter for Rhode Island features the state's nickname (The Ocean State), America's Cup yacht Reliance on Narragansett Bay, and Pell Bridge. Rhode Island became the 13th state in 1790. Public domain image on Wikipedia.

The Ocean State

Rhode Island's nickname is The Ocean State. Rhode Island is the smallest state (just 1,045 square miles), but it has direct access to the expansive Atlantic! Alaska is at the other end of the spectrum, covering 570,374 square miles of area.

Rhode Island


State of Rhode Island USA; image by Concord hioz on Wikipedia (use permitted with attribution / share alike; CC BY-SA 3.0).

State of Rhode Island USA