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Providence, United States

Providence is the capital and the most populous city of the U.S. state of Rhode Island, and one of the first cities established in the United States.  Once nicknamed the "Beehive of Industry," Providence began re-branding itself as the "Creative Capital" in 2009 to emphasize its educational resources and arts community.

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Airport:

Providence/T.F. Green International Airport (PVD)

Journey Time to City Centre:

15 - 20 minutes

Time Zone:

Standard Time GMT -5; Daylight Saving Time GMT -4 (U.S. Eastern Time)

Currency:

US Dollar

Voltage:

110V 60Hz

Population:

175,600

Language(s):

English

Dialing Code:

1401

Weather/Climate:

Providence's climate is between a humid continental climate and a humid subtropical climate, with warm summers, cold winters, and high humidity year-round. The influence of the Atlantic Ocean keeps Providence, and the rest of the state of Rhode Island, warmer than many inland locales in New England.

Major Attractions:

Bank of America City Center, RISD Museum, Roger Williams Park and Zoo, Prospect Terrace Park, Governor Henry Lippitt House Museum, Providence Children’s Museum, Brown University, Culinary Archives & Museum at Johnson & Wales University, John Brown House Museum