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The Rhode Island state capital is Providence.

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02903, 02906, 02908

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The population of Providence is approximately 178,126 (2004), 178042 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 67,915 (2000), 62718 (2010).

The amount of land area in Providence is 47.814 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Providence is 18.4 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 5.344 sq kilometers.
The distance from Providence to Washington DC is 367 miles. The distance to the Rhode Island state capital is miles. (as the crow flies)
Providence is positioned 41.82 degrees north of the equator and 71.41 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Providence elevation is 115 feet above sea level.
Providence per capita income is $15,525 (2000).
Providence median income is $26,867 (2000).

The Providence median home price is $101,500 (2000).

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Providence location: in northeast Rhode Island about 41 miles from Boston and 188 miles from New York City, New York. Other nearby communities include North Providence, Cranston, East Providence, Pawtucket, Central Falls and Valley Falls all in Rhode Island and Seekonk, Massachusetts

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Climate & Weather

The climate for Providence is moderate. It is classed as a humid continental climate with hot summers, cold winters and high humidity most of the year. Precipitation occurs throughout the year with the heaviest falling from November to April.
The average winter temperature is 20 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 83 degrees F.
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Providence history:

When Roger Williams was expelled from Massachusetts by the Puritans, he named this new area Providence to honor God's merciful providence in helping him to find a new home. The official name of the state of Rhode Island is actually Rhode Island and Providence Plantations. Williams wanted this place to be a refuge for those seeking religious freedoms. King Philip's War from 1675 to 1676 burned much of the existing city at that time. Providence grew slowly but had a number of growth spurts during the next century. It avoided major destruction during the Revolutionary War but did have interruptions to trade, education and business during this time. Providence grew to be a major manufacturing center during the early 1800's.

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The founding of Providence: 1636
The incorporation date of Providence: 1832

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The city is sometimes referred to as the Beehive of Industry

Providence is the home of the nation's oldest indoor shopping mall, the Arcade.

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