Coventry, Rhode Island

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Coventry is a town in the U.S. state of Rhode Island. It is in Kent County. There were 35,014 people living there at the 2010 census.

The town was first settled by English colonists in the early 18th century. At that time, the town was part of Warwick.

By 1741, enough farmers (about 100 families) had settled in the area. They petitioned the General Assembly of Rhode Island to create their own town. The petition was granted. The new town was named Coventry, after the English city.