Charleston, Sooth Carolina

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City of Charleston
St. Michael's on Broad Street
St. Michael's on Broad Street
Banner o Charleston
"The Holy City", "Chucktown", "Port City", " Charile O"
Aedes mores juraque curat (Latin: "She guards her buildings, customs, and laws")
Charleston is locatit in South Carolina
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
KintraUnitit States
StateSooth Carolina
Historic colonyColony o Sooth Carolina
 • MayorJohn Tecklenburg (D)
 • Ceety330.2 km2 (127.5 sq mi)
 • Land282.3 km2 (109.0 sq mi)
 • Water47.9 km2 (18.5 sq mi)
6 m (20 ft)
 • Ceety120,083
 • Estimate 
 • RankUS: 200t
 • Density444.9/km2 (1,152/sq mi)
 • Urban
548,404 (US: 76t)
 • MSA
712,220 (US: 76t)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code(s)
29401, 29403, 29405, 29407, 29409, 29412, 29414, 29424, 29425, 29455, 29492
Aurie code843 an 854
FIPS code45-13330
GNIS featur ID1221516

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]

Sister ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

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 [Date missing] at [Error: unknown archive URL]
  7. "Cultural Heritage Programme – The Barbados Carolina Connection". Retrieved September 17, 2014.
  8. [2] Archived [Date missing] at [Error: unknown archive URL]
  9. "Barbados: South Carolina's Mother Colony". Retrieved September 17, 2014.

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