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This is a list of the 39 municipalities in Rhode Island. Eight of these municipalities were re-incorporated as cities, while the other 31 remain as towns. Note that towns in Rhode Island can adopt a city form of government without the need to re-incorporate as a city.

Some Rhode Island cities and towns also contain named localities known as villages that reflect historic settlements. Notable villages include Kingston, in the town of South Kingstown, which houses the University of Rhode Island, and Wickford, in North Kingstown, the site of an annual international art festival. Villages have no separate corporate existence from the town or city they are located in.

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Name[1] Status[1] County[1] Date incorporated[2] Date re-incorporated as a city[1] Form of government[1]
Barrington Town Bristol 1770 Council-manager
Bristol Town Bristol 1747[3] Council-manager
Burrillville Town Providence 1806 Council-manager
Central Falls City Providence 1895[4] 1895 Mayor-council
Charlestown[5] Town Washington 1738 Council-manager
Coventry Town Kent 1741 Council-manager
Cranston City Providence 1754 1910 Mayor-council
Cumberland Town Providence 1747[3] Mayor-council
East Greenwich Town Kent 1677 Council-manager
East Providence City Providence 1862[3] 1958 Council-manager
Exeter Town Washington 1743 Town meeting
Foster Town Providence 1781 Town meeting
Glocester Town Providence 1730 Town meeting
Hopkinton[5] Town Washington 1757 Town meeting
Jamestown Town Newport 1678 Council-manager
Johnston Town Providence 1759 Mayor-council
Lincoln Town Providence 1871[4] Council-manager
Little Compton Town Newport 1747[3] Town meeting
Middletown Town Newport 1743 Council-manager
Narragansett Town Washington 1901[4] Council-manager
New Shoreham (Block Island) Town Washington 1672 Council-manager
Newport City Newport 1639 (original town) 1784/1853 Council-manager
North Kingstown Town Washington 1674 Council-manager
North Providence Town Providence 1765 Mayor-council
North Smithfield Town Providence 1871[4] Council-manager
Pawtucket City Providence 1862[3] 1954 Mayor-council
Portsmouth Town Newport 1638 (original town) Council-manager
Providence City Providence 1636 (original town) 1832 Mayor-council
Richmond[5] Town Washington 1747 Town meeting
Scituate Town Providence 1730 Town meeting
Smithfield Town Providence 1730 Council-manager
South Kingstown Town Washington 1723 Council-manager
Tiverton Town Newport 1747[3] Town meeting
Warren Town Bristol 1747[3] Council-manager
Warwick City Kent 1642[6] (original town) 1931 Mayor-council
West Greenwich Town Kent 1741 Town meeting
West Warwick Town Kent 1913[7] Council-manager
Westerly Town Washington 1669 Council-manager
Woonsocket City Providence 1867[4] 1888 Mayor-council

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Notes and references

  1. ^ a b c d e Irena Nedeljkovic-Cunningham. "State and Community Profiles". Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation. http://www.riedc.com/data-and-publications/state-and-community-profiles. Retrieved 2009-07-21.  
  2. ^ Report Upon the Census of Rhode Island, 1865: With the Statistics of the Population, Agriculture, Fisheries and Manufactures of the State. University of Michigan. 1865. p. xxvii. http://books.google.com/books?id=NxsxC5mK7NAC&dq=bristol+rhode+island+date+of+incorporation&source=gbs_navlinks_s.  
  3. ^ a b c d e f g Refers to date the town was formally annexed by Rhode Island from Massachusetts
  4. ^ a b c d e Clarence Saunders Brigham, Frank Greene Bates (1904). Report on the Archives of Rhode Island. G.P.O. p. 643. http://books.google.com/books?id=2r9PKv7b5poC&dq=Woonsocket,+Rhode+Island+1867&source=gbs_navlinks_s.  
  5. ^ a b c Charlestown, Richmond, and Hopkinton are often collectively referred to as Chariho, the name given to their regional school district in 1958.
  6. ^ Town was organized in 1647
  7. ^ Town of West Warwick

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This is a list of the 39 municipalities in Rhode Island. Eight of these municipalities were re-incorporated as cities, while the other 31 remain as towns. Note that towns in Rhode Island can adopt a city form of government without the need to re-incorporate as a city.

Some Rhode Island cities and towns also contain named localities known as villages that reflect historic settlements. Notable villages include Kingston, in the town of South Kingstown, which houses the University of Rhode Island, and Wickford, in North Kingstown, the site of an annual international art festival. Villages have no separate corporate existence from the town or city they are located in.

Name Town/City County Date incorporated Form of government
Barrington Town Bristol 1770 Council-manager
Bristol Town Bristol 1746 Council-manager
Burrillville Town Providence 1806 Council-manager
Central Falls City Providence 1730/1895 Mayor-council
Charlestown* Town Washington 1738 Council-manager
Coventry Town Kent 1743 Council-manager
Cranston City Providence 1754/1910 Mayor-council
Cumberland Town Providence 1746 Mayor-council
East Greenwich Town Kent 1677 Council-manager
East Providence City Providence 1812/1958 Council-manager
Exeter Town Washington 1641 Town meeting
Foster Town Providence 1781 Town meeting
Glocester Town Providence 1731 Town meeting
Hopkinton* Town Washington 1757 Town meeting
Jamestown Town Newport 1678 Council-manager
Johnston Town Providence 1759 Mayor-council
Lincoln Town Providence 1871 Council-manager
Little Compton Town Newport 1746 Town meeting
Middletown Town Newport 1743 Council-manager
Narragansett Town Washington 1901 Council-manager
New Shoreham (Block Island) Town Washington 1672 Council-manager
Newport City Newport 1639/1784 Council-manager
North Kingstown Town Washington 1674 Council-manager
North Providence Town Providence 1765 Mayor-council
North Smithfield Town Providence 1871 Council-manager
Pawtucket City Providence 1671/1954 Mayor-council
Portsmouth Town Newport 1640 Council-manager
Providence City Providence 1636/1832 Mayor-council
Richmond* Town Washington 1747 Town meeting
Scituate Town Providence 1730 Town meeting
Smithfield Town Providence 1730 Council-manager
South Kingstown Town Washington 1723 Council-manager
Tiverton Town Newport 1746 Town meeting
Warren Town Bristol 1747 Council-manager
Warwick City Kent 1642/1931 Mayor-council
West Greenwich Town Kent 1741 Town meeting
West Warwick Town Kent 1913 Council-manager
Westerly Town Washington 1669 Council-manager
Woonsocket City Providence 1867/1888 Mayor-council

*Charlestown, Richmond, and Hopkinton are often collectively referred to as Chariho, the name given to their regional school district in 1958.

See also

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