Charleston, Wast Virginie

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Charleston, Wast Virginie
City of Charleston
Charleston WV skyline.jpg
Offeecial seal o Charleston, Wast Virginie
Seal
Nickname(s): 
Hammertown, U.S.A., Charlie West[1]
Location in Kanawha Coonty an the state o Wast Virginie.
Location in Kanawha Coonty an the state o Wast Virginie.
Charleston, Wast Virginie is locatit in the US
Charleston, Wast Virginie
Charleston, Wast Virginie
Location in the Unitit States
Coordinates: 38°20′50″N 81°38′0″W / 38.34722°N 81.63333°W / 38.34722; -81.63333Coordinates: 38°20′50″N 81°38′0″W / 38.34722°N 81.63333°W / 38.34722; -81.63333
KintraUnitit States
StateWast Virginie
CoontyKanawha
Govrenment
 • MayorDanny Jones (R)
 • Ceety Cooncil
Area
 • City84.59 km2 (32.66 sq mi)
 • Land81.64 km2 (31.52 sq mi)
 • Water2.95 km2 (1.14 sq mi)
Elevation
182-292 m (597-957 (varies due tae moontains) ft)
Population
 • City51,400
 • Estimate 
(2015)[4]
49,736
 • RankUS: 745th
 • Density629.6/km2 (1,630.7/sq mi)
 • Urban
153,199 (US: 214t)
 • Metro
222,878 (US: 198t)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
25301-25306, 25309, 25311-25315, 25317, 25320-25339, 25350, 25356-25358, 25360-25362, 25364-25365, 25375, 25387, 25389, 25392, 25396, 25064
Aurie code(s)304/681
FIPS code54-14600
GNIS featur ID1558347[5]
Wabsteidcityofcharleston.org

Charleston is the caipital an lairgest ceety o the State o Wast Virginie. It is locatit at the confluence o the Elk an Kanawha Rivers in Kanawha Coonty. As o the 2013 Census Estimate, it haed a population o 50,821, whilk its metropolitan aurie haed 224,743. It is a centre o govrenment, commerce, an industry.[6] Early industries important tae Charleston includit salt an the first natural gas well.[7] Later, coal became central tae economic prosperity in the ceety an the surroondin aurie. The day, trade, utilities, govrenment, medicine, an eddication play central roles in the ceety's economy.

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  1. "I'm Charlie West". Charleston Convention & Visitors Bureau. Retrieved June 5, 2015. 
  2. "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived frae the oreeginal on February 20, 2011. Retrieved January 24, 2013. 
  3. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 24, 2013. 
  4. "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 19, 2015. 
  5. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved January 31, 2008. 
  6. "Nielsen US Media Market rankings" (PDF). 
  7. "First Natural Gas Well - West Virginia (WV) Cyclopedia". Wvexp.com. December 10, 2005. Retrieved March 12, 2013. 

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