Providence, Rhode Island

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.

City of Providence
Providence RI skyline2.jpg
Eik-name(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)
 • Laund48 km2 (18.5 sq mi)
 • Water5 km2 (2.1 sq mi)
Elevation
23 m (75 ft)
Population
 (2010)
 • Ceety178,042
 • Density3,840/km2 (9950/sq mi)
 • Metro
1,630,956
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)
Websitehttp://www.providenceri.com

Sister ceetiesEedit

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

ReferencesEedit

  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.