Providence is the capital of Rhode Island. Established in 1636, it's one of the oldest cities in the US. Located in Providence County, it is also the 3rd-largest city in New England region, following Boston and Worcester. Providence has a population of 179,150 and is part of the 38th-biggest metropolitan population in the country, with estimated population of 1,604,290, exceeding that of Rhode Island by nearly 60%, as it extends into southern Massachusetts. It can be considered in turn as part of Greater Boston commuting area, containing 7.6 million people. The city is located at the mouth of Providence River, at the head of Narragansett Bay. Its total area is 53 km2 (20.6 ml2).
The city of Providence was established by Roger Williams, religious exile from Massachusetts Bay Colony. He named the region in honor of "God's merciful Providence", which according to him was responsible for revealing that heaven for him and his followers to settle. Providence became one of the first cities in the country to industrialize, and was noted for its silverware and jewelry industry. Today, the city of Providence is home to 8 hospitals and 7 institutions of higher learning, which has shifted city's economy into service industries, though it retains significant manufacturing activity.
Once nicknamed "Beehive of Industry", in 2009 the city of Providence began rebranding itself as the "Creative Capital" to emphasize its arts community and educational resources.
Highlights: Mile of History, Rhode Island State House, John Brown House
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