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Rhode Island Facts and Figures

RI Population

According to the 2010 Census, Rhode Island's population is 1,052,567, which ranks it 42nd among states. 

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Government

Rhode Island's official name: State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations

Rhode Island is one of two states with no county government. It is divided into 39 municipalities, each having its own form of local government.

Capital: Providence

Governor: Gina M. Raimondo (D)

U.S. Senators: Jack Reed (D) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D)

U.S. Representatives: David Cicilline (D) and James R. Langevin (D)

General Assembly: 

The Rhode Island legislature, called the General Assembly, is bicameral, with a Senate and a House of Representatives whose members are apportioned on the basis of population.

The Senate has 38 members and is presided over by the Senate President who is elected from the membership. The House of Representatives has 75 members and is presided over by the Speaker who is elected from the membership. Election to both houses is for a term of two years.

The Governor, Lt. Governor, Secretary of State, Attorney General and General Treasurer are elected to four-year terms.

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Geography

Rhode Island Map

Area: 1,214 square miles (land & water)

Greatest Distances: North to South - 48 miles; East to West - 37 miles

Elevation: Highest - Jerimoth Hill in Foster (812 feet); Lowest - Sea level along Atlantic coast.

Coastline: Over 400 miles

Climate: Avg. Jan. Temperature - 30 degrees Fahrenheit; Avg. July Temperature - 72 degrees Fahrenheit

Yearly Precipitation: 44 inches (avg.)

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