Charleston, Wast Virginie

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Charleston, Wast Virginie
City of Charleston
Charleston WV skyline.jpg
Official seal of Charleston, Wast Virginie
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 Unitit States
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
 • MayorDanny Jones (R)
 • Ceety Cooncil
 • City84.59 km2 (32.66 sq mi)
 • Laund81.64 km2 (31.52 sq mi)
 • Water2.95 km2 (1.14 sq mi)
182-292 m (597-957 (varies due tae moontains) ft)
 • City51,400
 • Estimate 
 • RankUS: 745th
 • Density629.6/km2 (1630.7/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
Area code(s)304/681
FIPS code54-14600
GNIS featur ID1558347[5]

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 5 Juin 2015.
  2. "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived frae the original on 20 Februar 2011. Retrieved 24 Januar 2013. Unknown parameter |dead-url= ignored (help)
  3. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 24 Januar 2013.
  4. "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 19 Juin 2015.
  5. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 25 October 2007. Retrieved 31 Januar 2008.
  6. "Nielsen US Media Market rankings" (PDF).
  7. "First Natural Gas Well - West Virginia (WV) Cyclopedia". 10 December 2005. Retrieved 12 Mairch 2013.

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