Petersburg, Virginia

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Petersburg, Virginia
Downtown Petersburg
Downtown Petersburg
Nickname(s): 
The Cockade City
Location in the state of Virginia
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
FoundedDecember 17, 1752
Government
 • MayorBrian A. Moore
Area
 • Independent city60 km2 (23.2 sq mi)
 • Land59 km2 (22.9 sq mi)
 • Water0.8 km2 (0.3 sq mi)
Elevation
40 m (134 ft)
Population
(2010)
 • Independent city32,420
 • Density540/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
 • Metro
1,126,262
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
23803-23806
Area code(s)804
FIPS code51-61832[1]
GNIS ID1497087[2]
Websitewww.petersburg-va.org

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:

References[change | change source]

  1. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. "QuickFacts from the US Census Bureau". Retrieved 3 October 2012.