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Providence is located in Providence County and it is the county seat. It lies at the head of Narragansett Bay, about 25 miles from the Atlantic and about 45 miles southwest of Boston. Providence is the home of Brown University.

The population estimate for July 1, 1998 was 150,890, a decrease of 9,838 since 1990.

Providence is the capital of Rhode Island and the largest city in the state. The city is situated on seven hills and covers an area of nearly 20 square miles.

Providence was founded by Roger Williams in 1636, following his exile from Massachusetts. He believed Divine Providence had brought him there, so he named it Providence.

Currently undergoing urban revitalization, Providence is part of the Providence-Fall River-Warwick metro area.

7th Annual Great International Spring Beer Festival |
Antique Shops and Shows The Stanley Weiss Collection |
Art American Diner Museum | Atrium Gallery | Barker Playhouse | E.M. Bannister Gallery | Rhode Island School of Design Art Museum |
Restaurants, Cafes, Delis, Bakeries Bella Vista Restaurant | Castle Cinema Cafe | Gatehouse Restaurant | The Gatehouse |
Motels, Hotels and Resorts Historic Jacob Hill Inn | Radisson Hotel Providence | Providence |
Shopping Abdalla Casting | Erik Bright Ceramics |
Health Resorts and Spas Apple Spa |
Sports and Sporting Events The Learning Connection |
Transportation Bonanza Buses | Location:Providence Rhode Island 02903

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11/07 Coming to The Providence area
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Seacoast Home and Garden Show Durham NH March23-24 The 19th annual show features more than 225 exhibitors showcasing the latest products and services for your home.
7th Annual Great International Spring Beer Festival Providence RI April20 Your Beer Festival Admission Ticket will allow you UNLIMITED SAMPLING of more than 250 brewers, live music, food and MUCH MORE at the Rhode Island Convention Center.
New England Folk Festival Mansfield MA April19-21 A fabulous blend of dance, music, crafts, and food from many lands.
Connecticut Sheep, Wool and Fiber Festival Vernon CT April27 The festival, started in 1909 by the CT Sheep Breeders Association, as a program ""to promote the keeping of sheep in Connecticut"", has evolved and expanded into a premier sheep and fiber festival by providing exhibits, demonstrations and over 60 vendors from the sheep, wool and fiber arena.
Spring Plant Sale Westford NH April27 The Middlesex Conservation District will be holding its annual Spring Plant Sale at the 4H Fairgrounds.