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St. Louis
Unthirlt ceety
City of St. Louis
Frae top left: Forest Park Jewel Box, MetroLink (St. Louis) at Lambert - St. Louis Internaitional Airport, Apotheosis of St. Louis at the St. Louis Art Museum, Gateway Arch an the St. Louis skyline, Busch Stadium, an the St. Louis Zoo

Nickname(s): Rome of the West, STL, Gateway to the West,[1] Mound City[2][3]
Location in the State o Missouri
Coordinates: 38°37′38″N 90°11′52″W / 38.62722°N 90.19778°W / 38.62722; -90.19778Coordinates: 38°37′38″N 90°11′52″W / 38.62722°N 90.19778°W / 38.62722; -90.19778
Kintra Unitit States
State Missouri
Coonty Unthirlt ceety
Metro Greater St. Louis
Foondit 1764
Incorporatit 1822
 • Type Mayor–cooncil govrenment
 • Mayor Francis G. Slay (D)
 • Unthirlt ceety 66.2 sq mi (171.3 km2)
 • Land 61.9 sq mi (160.4 km2)
 • Water 4.2 sq mi (11.0 km2)
Elevation[4] 466 ft (142 m)
Population (2011)[5]
 • Unthirlt ceety 318,069
 • Rank 58t
 • Density 4,804.7/sq mi (1,864/km2)
 • Metro 2,812,896 (18t)
Demonym St. Louisan
Time zone CST (UTC−6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC−5)
Area code(s) 314, 636

St. Louis (pronounced /seɪnt ˈluːɪs/ or /sænt ˈluː.iː/; French: Saint-Louis or St-Louis, [sɛ̃ lwi] ( listen)) is an independent ceety[6] an the seicont-lairgest ceety in the U.S. state o Missouri. The ceety haes a 2010 population o 319,294[7] an is the principal municipality o Greater St. Louis, population 2,892,874, the lairgest urban aurie in Missouri, the 4t lairgest urban aurie in the Midwast, an 15t-lairgest in the Unitit States.[8]

Sister ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

St. Louis haes fowerteen[9] sister ceeties.[9]


References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "St. Louis United States – Visiting the Gateway to the West". Retrieved March 14, 2011. 
  2. St. Louis Public Library on "Mound City".
  3. on "The Lou".
  4. "St. Louis City, Missouri – Population Finder – American FactFinder". United States Geological Survey. October 24, 1980. Retrieved December 23, 2008. 
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  6. Missouri QuickFacts from the US Census Bureau.
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  9. 9.0 9.1 "St. Louis Sister Cities". St. Louis Center for International Relations. Retrieved 2008-05-19.