Charleston, West Virginia

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Charleston, West Virginia
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 United States
Charleston, West Virginia
Charleston, West Virginia
Charleston, West Virginia (the United States)
Charleston, West Virginia is located in North America
Charleston, West Virginia
Charleston, West Virginia
Charleston, West Virginia (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
CountryUnited States
StateWest Virginia
CountyKanawha
Founded1788
Incorporated1794
Government
 • MayorDanny Jones (I)
 • City Council
Area
 • City32.66 sq mi (84.59 km2)
 • Land31.52 sq mi (81.64 km2)
 • Water1.14 sq mi (2.95 km2)
Elevation
597-957 (varies due to mountains) ft (182-292 m)
Population
 • City51,400
 • Estimate 
(2016)[4]
49,138
 • RankUS: 745th
 • Density1,630.7/sq mi (629.6/km2)
 • Urban
153,199 (US: 214th)
 • Metro
222,878 (US: 198th)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
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 code54-14600
GNIS feature ID1558347[5]
Websitecityofcharleston.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.

References[change | change source]

  1. "I'm Charlie West". Charleston Convention & Visitors Bureau. Retrieved June 5, 2015.
  2. "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 20, 2011. Retrieved January 24, 2013.
  3. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 17, 2012. Retrieved January 24, 2013.
  4. "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Archived from the original on May 29, 2017. Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  5. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved January 31, 2008.

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