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Cranston, Rhode Island (U.S.)

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The City of Cranston is part of the large metropolitan area of Providence and is located just south of the City, with 3 1/2 miles of shore on the Providence River where it begins to broaden into Narragansett Bay. Cranston is also bounded by the City of Warwick, by the Town of West Warwick on the south and by the Town of Scituate on the west. Cranston has a geographical area of 28.2 square miles.


The flag of the City is blue, of standard size, bearing on each side of the center the representation of the Coat of Arms of the City. The shield is red with a white border, the representation of the three cranes upon the shield is in white; the words DUM VIGILO CURO are imposed in yellow and gold upon the representation of a white ribbon with a red border under the shield.
Dov Gutterman, 15 April 1999

City Seal

Cranston's City Seal, which was taken from the coat of arms of Governor Samuel Cranston, consists of three silver cranes on a red shield with a silver border. The motto DUM VIGILO CURO has been translated as "While I watch, I care."
Dov Gutterman, 15 April 1999

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