Rhode Island


Rhode Island
   the smallest state of the U.S., Rhode Island has long served as an informal unit of area in statements such as "an iceberg 1.5 times the size of Rhode Island has broken off from Antarctica." Rhode Island has a land area of about 1045 square miles or 2706 square kilometers. Europeans might note that Luxembourg (2586 square kilometers) provides a comparable unit. See also Wales.

Dictionary of units of measurement. 2015.

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  • Rhode Island — Rhode Islander. /rohd/ a state of the NE United States, on the Atlantic coast: a part of New England. 947,154; 1214 sq. mi. (3145 sq. km). Cap.: Providence. Abbr.: RI (for use with zip code), R.I. * * * officially Rhode Island and Providence… …   Universalium

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  • Rhode Island — • American state and one of the thirteen original colonies Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Rhode Island     Rhode Island     † …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • RHODE ISLAND — RHODE ISLAND, state in N.E. United States. America s smallest state, it was the last of the original 13 colonies to ratify the Constitution and the first to gain a Catholic majority. Its population in 2000 was 1,048,000, the eighth smallest in… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Rhode-Island — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Rhode Island. Articles principaux : Gallus gallus domesticus et Liste des races de poules …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Rhode-island — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Rhode Island. Articles principaux : Gallus gallus domesticus et Liste des races de poules …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Rhode Island — Rhode Is|land [ roud aɪlənd ]; s: Bundesstaat der USA. * * * Rhode Island   [rəʊ daɪlənd], Abkürzung R. I., postamtlich RI, Bundesstaat im Nordosten der USA, einer der Neuenglandstaaten, 4 002 km2 (kleinster Staat der USA), (1999) 990 800… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Rhode Island — (spr. Rod Eiländ), 1) (State of Rhode Island; officielle Abkürzung : R. I.), einer der ursprünglichen Staaten der Nordamerikanischen Union, jetzt der kleinste der sechs sogenannten Neu England Staaten, wie der ganzen Union überhaupt; besteht aus… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Rhode Island — es el más pequeño de todos los estados que conforman los Estados Unidos de América. * * * ► Estado del NE de E.U.A., en Nueva Inglaterra, junto al Atlántico; 3 140 km2 y 1 003 464 h. Cap., Providence. Agricultura. Leche y aves de corral. Bosques …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Rhode Island — U.S. state, the region is traditionally said to have been named by Italian explorer Giovanni da Verrazzano when he passed through in 1524, based on an imagined similarity between modern Block Island and the Greek Isle of Rhodes. More likely from… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Rhode Island — [rōd] [< ? Du Roodt Eylandt, red island or < ? RHODES2] New England state of the U.S.: one of the 13 original states; 1,045 sq mi (2,706 sq km); pop. 1,048,000; cap. Providence: abbrev. RI or R.I …   English World dictionary


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