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St. Louis, Missouri
Downtown St. Louis skyline from the east
Downtown St. Louis skyline from the east
Flag of St. Louis, Missouri
Flag
Nickname(s): 
"Gateway to the West",[1] The Gateway City,[1] Mound City,[2] The Lou,[3] Rome of the West,[4] River City, The STL
St. Louis is located in Missouri
St. Louis
St. Louis
Location within Missouri
St. Louis is located in the United States
St. Louis
St. Louis
Location within the United States
Coordinates: 38°37′38″N 90°11′52″W / 38.62722°N 90.19778°W / 38.62722; -90.19778
Country United States
State Missouri
Founded1764
Incorporated1822
Named forLouis IX of France
Government
 • TypeMayor–council government
 • MayorLyda Krewson (D)
 • President, Board of AldermenLewis E. Reed (D)
 • ComptrollerDarlene Green (D)
Area
 • Independent city66 sq mi (170 km2)
 • Land61.9 sq mi (160 km2)
 • Water4.1 sq mi (11 km2)
 • Urban
923.6 sq mi (2,392 km2)
 • Metro
8,458 sq mi (21,910 km2)
Elevation466 ft (142 m)
Highest elevation614 ft (187 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Independent city319,294
 • Estimate 
(2018)
302,838
 • RankUS: 61st
Midwest: 11th
Missouri: 2nd
 • Density4,800/sq mi (1,900/km2)
 • Urban
2,150,706 (US: 20th)
 • Metro
2,807,338 (US: 20th)
 • CSA
2,911,945 (US: 19th)
Demonym(s)St. Louisan
Time zoneUTC−6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
ZIP Codes
Area code314
AirportsSt. Louis Lambert International Airport MidAmerica St. Louis Airport
WaterwaysMississippi River
Websitestlouis-mo.gov

St. Louis is a large and major city in the U.S. state of Missouri. It is by the Mississippi River. It was founded by the French. It was named after King Louis IX of France, who is also a Saint. It is often called the "Gateway City" because it was important to settlers traveling out west. Its most famous landmark is the Gateway Arch.

St. Louis has the highest murder rate in the United States.

Climate[change | change source]

St. Louis has a hot-summer continental climate (Dfa in the Köppen climate classification) and experiences four distinct seasons. Summers are often hot and humid with temperatures in July between 70 and 90 degrees.

Cuisine[change | change source]

St. Louis is famous for a number of dishes made local such as toasted ravioli and pork steaks.

Sports[change | change source]

St. Louis has two major sports both playing in the downtown area; the St. Louis Cardinals of Major League Baseball, and the St. Louis Blues of the National Hockey League. St. Louis had a National Football League team from 1995 to 2015, named the St. Louis Rams, which moved back to Los Angeles, California after that season.

Education[change | change source]

There are many colleges and universities in and around St. Louis. Some of these are Washington University in St. Louis, Saint Louis University, Fontbonne University, and Lindenwood University.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "St. Louis United States – Visiting the Gateway to the West". Globosapiens.net. Archived from the original on May 15, 2011. Retrieved March 14, 2011.
  2. St. Louis Public Library on "Mound City" Archived October 1, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. STLtoday.com on "The Lou".
  4. "Rome of the West". Stltoday.com. Archived from the original on August 10, 2017. Retrieved August 10, 2017.
  5. "St. Louis City, Missouri – Population Finder – American FactFinder". United States Geological Survey. October 24, 1980. Retrieved December 23, 2008.
  6. "Elevations and Distances in the United States". U.S. Geological Survey. U.S. Department of the Interior — U.S. Geological Survey. April 29, 2005. Archived from the original on November 9, 2013. Retrieved October 17, 2016.
  7. "Zip Code Lookup". USPS. Archived from the original on January 1, 2008. Retrieved November 27, 2014.

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