Charleston, Sooth Carolina

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Charleston
Ceety
City of Charleston
St. Michael's on Broad Street
St. Michael's on Broad Street
Banner o Charleston
Banner
Nickname(s): "The Holy City", "Chucktown", "Port City", " Charile O"
Motto: Aedes mores juraque curat (Latin: "She guards her buildings, customs, and laws")
Charleston is located in South Carolina
Charleston
Charleston
Location in Sooth Carolina
Coordinates: 32°47′00″N 79°56′00″W / 32.78333°N 79.93333°W / 32.78333; -79.93333Coordinates: 32°47′00″N 79°56′00″W / 32.78333°N 79.93333°W / 32.78333; -79.93333
Kintra Unitit States
State Sooth Carolina
Historic colony Colony o Sooth Carolina
Coonties Charleston
Berkeley
Govrenment
 • Mayor John Tecklenburg (D)
Aurie
 • Ceety 127.5 sq mi (330.2 km2)
 • Laund 109.0 sq mi (282.3 km2)
 • Watter 18.5 sq mi (47.9 km2)
Elevation 20 ft (6 m)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Ceety 120,083
 • Estimate (2014)[2] 130,113
 • Rank US: 200t
 • Density 1,152/sq mi (444.9/km2)
 • Urban 548,404 (US: 76t)
 • MSA 712,220 (US: 76t)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code(s) 29401, 29403, 29405, 29407, 29409, 29412, 29414, 29424, 29425, 29455, 29492
Aurie code 843 an 854
FIPS code 45-13330
GNIS featur ID 1221516
Wabsteid www.charleston-sc.gov

Charleston is the auldest an seicont-lairgest ceety in the U.S. state o Sooth Carolina, the coonty seat o Charleston Coonty,[3] an the principal ceety in the Charleston–North Charleston–Summerville Metropolitan Statistical Area.[4] The ceety lees juist sooth o the geografical midpoint o Sooth Carolina's coastline an is locatit on Charleston Harbor, an inlet o the Atlantic Ocean shapit bi the confluence o the Ashley an Cooper Rivers, or, as is locally expressed, "whaur the Cooper an Ashley Rivers come thegither tae shape the Atlantic Ocean."[5]

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Charleston haes ane offeecial sister ceety, Spoleto, Umbrie, Italy.[6]

Charleston is twinned wi Speightstown, St. Peter, Barbados an aw.[7] The original parts of Charlestown were based on the plans of Barbados's capital city Bridgetown.[8] Many indigo, tobacco, and cotton planters relocated their slaves and plantation operations from Speightstown to Charleston after the sugarcane industry came to dominate agricultural production in Barbados.[9]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-02-17. 
  2. "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-11-09. 
  3. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  4. As defined bi the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, for uise bi the U.S. Census Bureau for statistical purposes anerly.
  5. "sc state aquarium public document" (PDF). 
  6. [1] Archived August 1, 2015 at the Wayback Machine
  7. "Cultural Heritage Programme – The Barbados Carolina Connection". Tourism.gov.bb. Retrieved September 17, 2014. 
  8. [2] Archived Juin 12, 2015 at the Wayback Machine
  9. "Barbados: South Carolina's Mother Colony". Sciway.net. Retrieved September 17, 2014. 

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