Lynchburg, Virginia

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Lynchburg, Virginia
City
The Allied Arts Building in downtown Lynchburg, completed in 1931
Location in Virginia
Coordinates: 37°24′13″N 79°10′12″W / 37.40361°N 79.17°W / 37.40361; -79.17Coordinates: 37°24′13″N 79°10′12″W / 37.40361°N 79.17°W / 37.40361; -79.17
Country United States
State Virginia
Government
 • Mayor Joan Foster
Area
 • City 49.8 sq mi (128.9 km2)
 • Land 49.4 sq mi (127.9 km2)
 • Water 0.4 sq mi (0.9 km2)
Elevation 630 ft (192 m)
Population (2010)
 • City 75,568
 • Density 1,321.5/sq mi (510.2/km2)
 • Metro 239,510
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 434
FIPS code 51-47672[1]
GNIS feature ID 1479007[2]

Lynchburg is an independent city in the U.S. state of Virginia. It is in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains along the banks of the James River. Lynchburg is known as the "City of Seven Hills" and "The Hill City". It is sometimes called "A City Unto Itself" because of the city's historical avoidance of State and Federal entanglements.

At the 2010 census, 75,568 people lived in Lynchburg.

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