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State Government Information Index

Basic information about each state and links to pages developed by libraries and other organizations providing detailed access to state government web sites. Online state encyclopedias or handbooks are included, where available.

Rhode Island

Rhode Island

Area: 1,545 sq.miles (rank: 50)

Capital: Providence

13th of original 13 states to ratify the Constitution: May 29, 1790


State government website: sos.ri.gov

Tourism website: visitrhodeisland.com


Libraries and other organizations with state information pages:

South Carolina

South Carolina

Area: 32,020 sq.miles (rank: 40)

Capital: Columbia

8th of original 13 states to ratify the Constitution: May 23, 1788


State government website: www.sc.gov

Tourism website: www.discoversouthcarolina.com


Libraries and other organizations with state information pages:

South Dakota

South Dakota

Area: 77,116 sq.miles (rank: 17)

Capital: Pierre

Became a state November 2, 1889 (#40)


State government website: sd.gov

Tourism website: www.travelsd.com


Libraries and other organizations with state information pages: