Downtown Pawtucket across the Blackstone River
The state is divided into 39 incorporated municipalities, including 8 cities and 31 towns, grouped into 5 historical counties with no municipal functions as the state has no county level of government. The whole of the state is governed by town administrations except for areas within the boundaries of cities. The largest municipality by population in Rhode Island is the state capital of Providence, with 178,042 residents. The smallest municipality by population is New Shoreham on Block Island, with 1,051 year-round residents. The largest municipality by land area is Coventry which includes 59.05 square miles, while Central Falls is the smallest at 1.20 square miles. Rhode Island and Hawaii are the only two states in which all of the incorporated municipalities have populations exceeding 1,000 people.