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Rhode Island Abbreviation

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What is the Abbreviation for Rhode Island?
The two digit state code or abbreviation of Rhode Island (RI) known as the "Ocean State". county, that has 5 counties, and the capital of the State is Providence.


The two digit state code or abbreviation of Rhode Island is determined by taking the 'Initial Letter of 2 words' of the State's name.  The two letter, no-period state abbreviation of RI is recommended by the U.S. Postal Service and should always be used where a ZIP code follows. The purpose of introducing the RI Abbreviation for Rhode Island was to make room for ZIP codes in the mailing addresses. There was no attempt to standardize the format of the abbreviations which is why they are usually memorized.

Map of Rhode Island


AP State Abbreviation
The AP State Abbreviations, the old State Abbreviations, are still in use. The AP State Abbreviation for Rhode Island is:


The Associated Press (AP) style of abbreviation, the old style, is still used by journalists and business people. As some two digit state codes are determined from the first and last letter of the old abbreviation they are important to those learning about the abbreviations of the US States.

Rhode Island - (RI) - R.I.

Map showing location of Rhode Island in USA

Where is Rhode Island? (RI)

The State of Rhode Island is located in the North east United States on the Atlantic Ocean.


Abbreviation of Rhode Island - Two Digit State Code Rules
There is no standard format to the State Abbreviations. It's therefore not surprising that you needed to know "What is the Abbreviation for Rhode Island?  The rules to determine the state acronym, or abbreviation is by the 'First Two Letters', the 'First and Last Letter', the 'Initial Letter of 2 words' and those determined by the 'First and Last Letter of the Old Abbreviation'.

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Rhode Island Abbreviation (RI)

Initials & Acronym - RI
Initials determined by the 'Initial Letter of 2 words'
Facts about AP style
Rhode Island - (RI) - R.I.
What state is RI? Abbr. of states
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Old states initials, letters and acronym
Two letter abbreviation of Rhode Island (RI)

Abbreviation (RI)

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