St. Louis

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St. Louis
City of St. Louis
Flag of St. Louis
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Nickname(s): 
Gateway City, STL, Gateway to the West,[1] Mound City,[2] The Lou[3]
St. Louis is located in Missouri
St. Louis
St. Louis
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CountryUnited States
StateMissouri
CountyIndependent City
MetroGreater St. Louis
Settled1703
Founded1763
Incorporated1822
Government
 • TypeCouncil-manager government
 • MayorLyda Krewson (D)
Area
 • Independent City66.2 sq mi (171.3 km2)
 • Land61.9 sq mi (160.4 km2)
 • Water4.2 sq mi (11.0 km2)
Elevation466 ft (142 m)
Population
 • Independent City354,361 (July, 2,008)
 • Density5,724.7/sq mi (2,209.2/km2)
 • Metro
2,820,816 (July, 2,008)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)314
Websitehttp://stlouis.missouri.org/

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.

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. "Visiting the Gateway to The West". Globosapians. Retrieved 2008-05-15.
  2. St. Louis Public Library on "Mound City".
  3. STLtoday.com on "The Lou".
  4. "St. Louis City, Missouri - Population Finder - American FactFinder". U.S. Geological Survey. 1980-10-24. Retrieved 2008-12-23.
  5. Population Drops in St. Louis, St. Louis Post-Dispatch (July 1, 2009)

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