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State Government Information Index: R-S

basic information about each state and links to pages developed by libraries and other organizations providing detailed access to state government web sites

Rhode Island

Rhode Island

Population*: 1,052,567 (rank: 43)

Area: 1,545 sq.miles (rank: 50)
Pop. Density: 1,018/sq.mile (rank: 2)

Capital: Providence

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

*Population figures are from 2010 Census.


State government website: sos.ri.gov/

Tourism website: visitrhodeisland.com


Libraries and other organizations with state information pages:

South Dakota

South Dakota

Population*: 814,180 (rank: 46)

Area: 77,116 sq.miles (rank: 17)
Pop. Density: 10.7/sq.mile (rank: 46)

Capital: Pierre

Became a state November 2, 1889 (#40)

*Population figures are from 2010 Census.


State government website: sd.gov

Tourism website: www.travelsd.com


Libraries and other organizations with state information pages:

South Carolina

South Carolina

Population*: 4,625,364 (rank: 24)

Area: 32,020 sq.miles (rank: 40)
Pop. Density: 153.9/sq.mile (rank: 20)

Capital: Columbia

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

*Population figures are from 2010 Census.


State government website: www.sc.gov

Tourism website: www.discoversouthcarolina.com


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