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")
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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)
 • Laund282.3 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
712220 (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 17 Februar 2015.
  2. "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 9 November 2015.
  3. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 7 Juin 2011.
  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 17 September 2014.
  8. [2] Archived [Date missing] at [Error: unknown archive URL]
  9. "Barbados: South Carolina's Mother Colony". Retrieved 17 September 2014.

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