Charleston, West Virginia

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Charleston, West Virginia
State Capital
City of Charleston
Aerial view of Charleston
Aerial view of Charleston
Official seal of Charleston, West Virginia
Seal
Nickname(s): Charlie West[1]
Location of Charleston in Kanawha County, West Virginia.
Location of Charleston in Kanawha County, West Virginia.
Charleston, West Virginia is located in West Virginia
Charleston, West Virginia
Charleston, West Virginia
Charleston, West Virginia is located in the US
Charleston, West Virginia
Charleston, West Virginia
Charleston, West Virginia is located in North America
Charleston, West Virginia
Charleston, West Virginia
Location in West Virginia, United States & North America
Coordinates: 38°20′50″N 81°38′0″W / 38.34722°N 81.63333°W / 38.34722; -81.63333Coordinates: 38°20′50″N 81°38′0″W / 38.34722°N 81.63333°W / 38.34722; -81.63333
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Kanawha
Founded 1788
Incorporated 1794
Government
 • Mayor Danny Jones (I)
 • City Council
Area[2]
 • City 32.66 sq mi (84.59 km2)
 • Land 31.52 sq mi (81.64 km2)
 • Water 1.14 sq mi (2.95 km2)
Elevation 597-957 (varies due to mountains) ft (182-292 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • City 51,400
 • Estimate (2016)[4] 49,138
 • Rank US: 745th
 • Density 1,630.7/sq mi (629.6/km2)
 • Urban 153,199 (US: 214th)
 • Metro 222,878 (US: 198th)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 25301-25306, 25309, 25311-25315, 25317, 25320-25339, 25350, 25356-25358, 25360-25362, 25364-25365, 25375, 25387, 25389, 25392, 25396, 25064
Area code(s) 304/681
FIPS code 54-14600
GNIS feature ID 1558347[5]
Website cityofcharleston.org

Charleston is the capital city of West Virginia, a state of the United States of America. It is where the Elk and Kanawha Rivers join in Kanawha County. As of the 2000 census, Charleston has 53,421 people living in it, which makes it the largest city in the state. It is the county seat of Kanawha County.

Other websites[change | change source]

  1. "I'm Charlie West". Charleston Convention & Visitors Bureau. Retrieved June 5, 2015. 
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  5. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved January 31, 2008.