Providence, Rhode Island

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City of Providence
Ceety
Nickname(s): The Creative Capital, Beehive of Industry, The Renaissance City, The Divine City
Motto: What cheer?
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
Kintra Unitit States
State Rhode Island
Coonty Providence
Government
 • Mayor Angel Taveras (D)
Area
 • Ceety 20.5 sq mi (53 km2)
 • Land 18.5 sq mi (48 km2)
 • Water 2.1 sq mi (5 km2)
Elevation 75 ft (23 m)
Population (2010)
 • Ceety 178,042
 • Density 9,950/sq mi (3,840/km2)
 • Metro 1,630,956
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 02901-02912, 02918, 02919, 02940
Area code(s) 401
FIPS code 44-59000[1]
GNIS feature ID

1219851[2]


Airport T.F. Green State Airport (Providence, RI) – PVD (Regional/State)
Website http://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 England 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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