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Providence, Rhode Island

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Location o Providence in Providence Coonty, Rhode Island.
Location o Providence in Providence Coonty, Rhode Island.
Coordinates: 41°49′25″N 71°25′20″W / 41.82361°N 71.42222°W / 41.82361; -71.42222
KintraUnitit States
StateRhode Island
 • MayorBrett P. Smiley (D)
 • Ceety53 km2 (20.5 sq mi)
 • Laund48 km2 (18.5 sq mi)
 • Water5 km2 (2.1 sq mi)
23 m (75 ft)
 • Ceety178,042
 • Density3,840/km2 (9950/sq mi)
 • Metro
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
02901-02912, 02918, 02919, 02940
Area code(s)401
FIPS code44-59000[1]
GNIS feature ID1219851[2]
AirportT.F. Green State Airport (Providence, RI) – PVD (Regional/State)

Providence is the caipital an maist muckle ceety of the state o Rhode Island an wis ane o the first ceeties established in the Unitit States.[3] Locatit in Providence Coonty, it is the third lairgest ceety in the New Ingland region. The ceety proper population o 178,042 anchors the 37t lairgest metropolitan population in the kintra, wi an estimatit MSA population o 1,600,856, exceedin that o Rhode Island bi aboot 60% due tae its reachin intae soothren Massachusetts.[4][5][6] This MSA in turn is pairt o the lairger Greater Boston commutin aurie, which contains 7.6 million fowk. Situatit at the mooth of the Providence River, at the heid o Narragansett Bay, the ceety's smaw fuitprint is crisscrossed bi seemingly erratic streets an contains a rapidly chyngin demographic.

Sister ceeties

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Providence haes fower sister ceeties designatit bi Sister Cities International:[7]


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  1. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 31 Januar 2008.
  2. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 25 October 2007. Retrieved 31 Januar 2008.
  3. "Providence: Introduction". Advameg, Inc. Retrieved 5 Juin 2007.
  4. "Population and Housing Occupancy Status: 2010 – United States – Metropolitan Statistical Area; and for Puerto Rico more information 2010 Census National Summary File of Redistricting Data". 2010 United States Census. United States Census Bureau, Population Division. 14 Apryle 2011. Retrieved 7 Juin 2011.
  5. "May 2006 OEC Metropolitan Statistical Area definitions". US Department of Labor. Retrieved 9 Juin 2007.
  6. "Population Estimates for Places over 100,000: 2000 to 2009". US Census Bureau. Archived frae the original on 27 Juin 2010. Retrieved 30 August 2009.
  7. "Mayor Announces Sister City – Meeting (7/30/2003)". Providence, RI, Office of the Mayor. Retrieved 17 Januar 2007.