Providence is the inspiring capital of Rhode Island. Providence is one of the oldest cities in the United States. It is at the head of Narragansett Bay at the mouth of the Providence River. Providence River runs through the city and Woonasquatucket River runs through downtown with river walks and an amphitheater.
The Providence area was settled in 1636. Rhode Island later became the first of the thirteen colonies to renounce their allegiance to Great Britain. It then was the last of the colonies to ratify the United States Constitution until they were assured the Bill of Rights was to be included.
Providence is considered a humid continental or a humid subtropical climate. Summers are warm and winters are cold. It is humid and experiences precipitation throughout the year. Nor’easter storms can cause significant snowfall and blizzards. Providence’s location makes it vulnerable to hurricanes as well.
Since the early 19th century, Providence has been known for its manufacturing industries. Silverware and jewelry design and manufacturing are still major aspects of Providence’s economy. Education, healthcare, and finance make up a large portion of the city’s service economy. Government employs many, however Providence’s top employers are Brown University, Rhode Island Hospital, and Life Span.
Providence has many restaurants and is known for its coffee/doughnut shops. Providence has several ethnic neighborhoods and has a large gay community. In the summer, WaterFire is a regular environmental art installation. The city is known for theater groups and performing arts. Sites of interest include parks, museums, the historic Biltmore Hotel. Sports teams include professional, collegiate, and amateur teams.
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