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Richmond, Virginie
State caipital
City of Richmond
Tap: Skyline abuin the faws o the James River Middle: St. John's Episcopal Church, Jackson Ward, Monument Avenue. Bottom: Virginia State Capitol, Main Street Station
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Nickname(s): RVA, The River City,[1] Fist City,[2] Capital of the South[3][4]
Motto: Sic Itur Ad Astra ("Thus do we reach the stars")
Location in the Commonwealth o Virginie
Location in the Commonwealth o Virginie
Richmond, Virginie is located in United States
Richmond, Virginie
Richmond, Virginie
Location in the Unitit States
Coordinates: 37°32′N 77°28′W / 37.533°N 77.467°W / 37.533; -77.467
Kintra  Unitit States
State  Virginie
Govrenment
 • Mayor Dwight Clinton Jones (D-VA)
Aurie
 • Ceety 162 km2 (62.5 sq mi)
 • Laund 156 km2 (60.1 sq mi)
 • Watter 6 km2 (2.5 sq mi)
Elevation 45.7 m (166.45 ft)
Population (2014)
 • Ceety 217,853 (98t)
 • Density 1,400/km2 (3,625/sq mi)
 • Metro 1,260,029 (44t)
Demonym(s) Richmonder
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP Codes 23173, 23218–23242, 23249–23250, 23255, 23260–23261, 23269, 23273–23274, 23276, 23278–23279, 23282, 23284–23286, 23288–23295, 23297–23298
Area code 804
FIPS code 51-67000[5]
GNIS feature ID 1499957[6]
Wabsteid www.ci.richmond.va.us
Nomenclature evolution
Prior to 1071 – Richemont: a town in Normandy, France.
1071 to 1501 – Richmond: a castle town in Yorkshire, UK.
1501 to 1742 – Richmond, a palace town in Surrey, UK.
1742 to present – Richmond, Virginia.

Richmond (/ˈrɪmənd/ RICH-mənd) is the caipital o the Commonwealth o Virginie, in the Unitit States. It is the center o the Richmond Metropolitan Statistical Aurie (MSA) an the Greater Richmond Region. While it wis incorporatit in 1742, Richmond haes been an independent ceety syne 1871.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. City Connection, Office of the Press Secretary to the Mayor. Richmondgov.com. January–March 2010 edition. Retrieved February 8, 2010.
  2. TOLLET, DRAD. "RVAMag." rvamag.com March 20, 2013. [1].
  3. Civil War Richmond – The South's Capital – Virginia Is For Lovers. Virginia.org (2012-05-18). Retrieved on 2013-08-21.
  4. Griset, Rich. (2013-08-09) One of the most extensive collections of Eskimo folk art is right here in Richmond.. Style Weekly. Retrieved on 2013-08-21.
  5. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

Further readin[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Dabney, Virginius (1990). Richmond: The Story of a City (revised and expanded ed.). Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia. ISBN 0813912741. 
  • Lankford, Nelson. Richmond Burning: The Last Days of the Confederate Capital (2002)
  • Latimore, Carey H., IV, "A Step Closer to Slavery? Free African Americans, Industrialization, Social Control, and Residency in Richmond City, 1850–1860", Slavery and Abolition 33 (March 2012), 119–37.
  • Wright, Mike. City Under Siege: Richmond in the Civil War (Rowman & Littlefield, 1995)

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