Providence (Rhode Island)

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Coordinates 41°49′25″N 71°25′20″W
Country United States
State Rhode Island
County Providence
Region New England
Settled 1636
Incorporated (town) June 1636
Incorporated (city) November 5, 1832
Founded by Roger Williams
Named for Divine providence
Elevation 75 ft (23 m)
Time zone UTC−5 (Eastern Time Zone)
ZIP Codes 02901–02912, 02918-02919, 02940
Area code 401
FIPS code 44-59000
GNIS feature ID 1219851
Major highways
Commuter Rail MBTA Commuter Rail
Website www.providenceri.gov
Homicide 13
Rape 106
Robbery 241
Aggravated assault 532
Total violent crime 892
Burglary 715
Larceny-theft 4,224
Motor vehicle theft 474
Arson 5
Total property crime 5,413
Government (Type) Mayor-Council
Government (Mayor) Jorge Elorza (D)
Government (Body) Providence City Council
Government (State capital city) 20.58 sq mi (53.31 km2)
Government (Land) 18.41 sq mi (47.67 km2)
Government (Water) 2.18 sq mi (5.64 km2)
Area (State capital city) 20.58 sq mi (53.31 km2)
Area (Land) 18.41 sq mi (47.67 km2)
Area (Water) 2.18 sq mi (5.64 km2)
Population (2020) (State capital city) 190,934
Population (2020) (Rank) US: 134th
Population (2020) (Density) 10,371.21/sq mi (4,005.32/km2)
Population (2020) (Urban) 1,190,956 (US: 39th)
Population (2020) (Metro) 1,604,291 (US: 38th)

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Providence is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Rhode Island. One of the oldest cities in the United States,[citation needed] it was founded in 1636 by Roger Williams, a Reformed Baptist theologian and religious exile from the Massachusetts Bay Colony. He named the area in honor of "God's merciful Providence" which he believed was responsible for revealing such a haven for him and his followers. The city is situated at the mouth of the Providence River at the head of Narragansett Bay.

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