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St. Louis

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St. Louis
Independent City
City of St. Louis
Flag of St. Louis
Nickname(s): Gateway City, STL, Gateway to the West,[1] Mound City,[2] The Lou[3]
Country United States
State Missouri
County Independent City
Metro Greater St. Louis
Settled 1703
Founded 1763
Incorporated 1822
 • Type Council-manager government
 • Mayor Lyda Krewson (D)
 • Independent City 66.2 sq mi (171.3 km2)
 • Land 61.9 sq mi (160.4 km2)
 • Water 4.2 sq mi (11.0 km2)
Elevation[4] 466 ft (142 m)
Population [5]
 • Independent City 354,361 (July, 2,008)
 • Density 5,724.7/sq mi (2,209.2/km2)
 • Metro 2,820,816 (July, 2,008)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 314

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.

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.

Sports[change | change source]

Professional sports teams in St. Louis are:

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