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.
Rhode Island is the only state (besides Hawaii, whose only incorporated municipality is Honolulu) in which all of its incorporated municipalities have a population greater than 1,000 people.