Downtown Roanoke, Virginia as seen at night from the Mill Mountain Star.
|Nickname(s): The Star City of The South or Magic City|
Location in Virginia
|• Mayor||Sherman Lea|
|• City||43 sq mi (111.1 km2)|
|• Land||42.9 sq mi (111.1 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)|
|Elevation ||883–1,740 ft (269–530 m)|
|• Density||2,213.2/sq mi (854.5/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|ZIP Codes||24001–24020, 24022–24038, 24040, 24042–24045, 24048, 24050, 24155, 24157|
|GNIS feature ID||1499971|
Roanoke is a city of Virginia in the United States. At the 2010 census, 97,032 people lived in Roanoke. The two main suburbs of Roanoke are Salem and Vinton. Roanoke is named after the Roanoke River which runs through the city.
Roanoke is nicknamed "The Star City of the South" because of the Roanoke Star. It is a man-made star which sits on Mill Mountain, a hill south of Roanoke. Roanoke is also named the Heart of the Blue Ridge because Roanoke is located in the middle of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Another nickname for Roanoke is "Magic City."
Roanoke and its suburbs are located in a valley between the Appalachian Mountains and the Blue Ridge Mountains.
References[change | change source]
- "Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail » Mountain Trail » Star City » Roanoke Water Pollution Control Plant". Dgif.state.va.us. Retrieved 2009-08-27.
- "Roanoke City High Point Trip Report". Cohp.org. 2000-11-17. Retrieved 2009-08-27.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
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