is a town in Providence County, Rhode Island, United States. The population was 32,411 at the 2000 census.
The town has the distinction of being the smallest by area (5.8 square miles) in the smallest state (1,214 square miles). Though at only , the city of Central Falls is Rhode Island's smallest municipality. Warren holds the title for smallest town (8.6 square miles) in the smallest county (45 square miles) of the smallest state. Despite its small footprint, North Providence has the eighth-highest population of Rhode Island's 39 cities and towns, and the second-highest of the state's towns after Coventry, Rhode Island's largest municipality by land area.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 5.8 square miles (15.0 km²), of which, 5.7 square miles (14.7 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (2.07%) is water.
Within the town, there are several villages and neighborhoods, such as Allendale, Centredale, Fruit Hill, Greystone, Louisquisset, Lymansville, Marieville, Woodville, and Geneva.
North Providence is bordered by Providence to the south, Johnston to the west, Smithfield and Lincoln to the north, and Pawtucket to the east.