Petersburg, Virginia

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Petersburg, Virginia
Independent city
Downtown Petersburg
Nickname(s): The Cockade City
Location in the state of Virginia
Coordinates: 37°12′46″N 77°24′1″W / 37.21278°N 77.40028°W / 37.21278; -77.40028Coordinates: 37°12′46″N 77°24′1″W / 37.21278°N 77.40028°W / 37.21278; -77.40028
Country United States
State Virginia
Founded December 17, 1752
Government
 • Mayor Brian A. Moore
Area
 • Independent city 23.2 sq mi (60 km2)
 • Land 22.9 sq mi (59 km2)
 • Water 0.3 sq mi (1 km2)
Elevation 134 ft (40 m)
Population (2010)
 • Independent city 32,420
 • Density 1,397/sq mi (539.5/km2)
 • Metro 1,126,262
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 23803-23806
Area code(s) 804
FIPS code 51-61832[1]
GNIS ID 1497087[2]

Petersburg is a city of Virginia in the United States. It is on the Appomattox River. The city's population was 32,420 as of 2010.[3]

Part of Petersburg National Battlefield Park is in the city.

The area has three schools of higher education:

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