Abk. R.I., kleinster Gliedstaat der Vereinigten Staaten; in Neuengland.
City in Iowa (USA); zip code 50234.
(Greek Ródhos) Greek island, largest of the Dodecanese, in the E Aegean Sea.
area 1,412 sq km/545 sq mi.
industries grapes, olives.
history settled by Greeks about 1000 BC; the Colossus of Rhodes (fell 224 BC) was one of the Seven Wonders of the World; held by the Knights Hospitallers of St John 1306–1522; taken from Turkish rule by the Italian occupation 1912; ceded to Greece 1947.
Greek name for the island of Rhodes.