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|Satellite view showing Providence, capital and most populous city of Rhode Island in the United States. The city is located in the central-eastern part of the state in Providence county at the northern end of Narragansett Bay along the Woonasquatucket and Providence rivers, 59 mi (95 km) south west of Boston and about 181 mi (290 km) north east of New York City.
Providence was founded in 1636 by Roger Williams, an exiled English Protestant theologian and an early proponent of religious freedom and the separation of church and state.
In 1762 the Old State House was built in Providence. The government of Rhode Island rotated between Providence, Newport, Bristol, East Greenwich, and Kingston between 1681 and 1854 when Newport and Providence became the only capitals. Providence became the sole capital in 1901.
Providence has a population of about 179,200 inhabitants (in 2015), 1,6 million people live in Providence-Warwick, RI-MA metropolitan area, approximately 600,000 more than in Rhode Island itself, because of its expansion into southern Massachusetts.
Providence is home to the renowned Brown University, the private, Ivy League research university.
Providence points of interest:
Historic Places: Rhode Island State House, capitol of Rhode Island. Old State House, meeting place for the colonial and state legislatures from 1762 until 1901. Marble House, late 19th century Gilded Age mansion, the summer "cottage" retreat for Alva Belmont and William Kissam Vanderbilt. John Brown House, historic mansion named after the original owner, an American merchant, statesman and slave trader. Governor Henry Lippitt House, Italianate mansion house. Governor Stephen Hopkins House, 18th century National Historic Landmark. Slater Mill Historic Site, historic textile mill.
Highest building: 111 Westminster Street (formerly the Bank of America Building), commonly referred to as the Superman Building.
Visual arts: Rhode Island School of Design Museum (RISD), art museum. AS220, artist-run art space studio galleries theater foo fest complex.
Museums: Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology, Brown University's teaching museum, with a collection of more than one million ethnographic objects. Providence Children's Museum
Performing arts: Providence Performing Arts Center, multi-use theater. Trinity Repertory Company, stylized 'Trinity Rep', the State Theater of Rhode Island.
Library: Providence Athenaeum
Churches: Our Lady of Lourdes Church Complex, 20th century historic Roman Catholic church complex.
First Baptist Meetinghouse, First Baptist Church in America founded by Roger Williams in 1638.
Bell Street Chapel, historic Unitarian Universalist church.
Premier hotel: Omni Providence Hotel (formerly The Westin Providence).
Convention center: Rhode Island Convention Center (exhibition center).
Shopping: Providence Place, Shopping mall. Downtown Providence Farmers Market, farmers market at Kennedy Plaza.
Parks: Roger Williams Park, city park and historic district in South Elmwood, home to the Roger Williams Park Zoo. Roger Williams National Memorial (landscaped urban park).
Sports: Dunkin' Donuts Center, indoor arena (basketball). Brown Stadium, football stadium and home to Brown University's football and outdoor track teams.
Cemetery: Swan Point Cemetery, 60 acre cemetery estabilshed in 1846.
The page shows a city map of Providence with expressways, main roads and streets, zoom out to find the location of T. F. Green Airport (IATA code: PVD), 9 mi (15 km) by road, south of the city.
Just zoom in to see Rhode Island Statehouse, the capitol of Rhode Island.
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Sunday-July-24 2016 21:23Standard time zone Eastern (EST): UTC/GMT -5 hours
Daylight Saving Time (EDT) in use from the second Sunday in March, ends on the first Sunday in November; time zone offset: UTC/GMT -4 hours
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|Google Map: Searchable Map of the City of Providence, Rhode Island, USA.
City Coordinates: 41°49′25″N 71°25′20″W
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