Providence, Rhode Island

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City of Providence
Providence RI skyline2.jpg
Nickname(s): 
The Creative Capital, Beehive of Industry, The Renaissance City, The Divine City
Motto(s): 
What cheer?
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
CoontyProvidence
Govrenment
 • MayorAngel Taveras (D)
Area
 • Ceety53 km2 (20.5 sq mi)
 • Land48 km2 (18.5 sq mi)
 • Water5 km2 (2.1 sq mi)
Elevation
23 m (75 ft)
Population
 (2010)
 • Ceety178,042
 • Density3,840/km2 (9,950/sq mi)
 • Metro
1,630,956
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
02901-02912, 02918, 02919, 02940
Aurie code(s)401
FIPS code44-59000[1]
GNIS feature ID1219851[2]
AirportT.F. Green State Airport (Providence, RI) – PVD (Regional/State)
Wabsteidhttp://www.providenceri.com

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.

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

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