Charleston, West Virginia

capital city of West Virginia, United States
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Charleston is the capital city of West Virginia, a state of the United States of America. It is where the Elk and Kanawha Rivers join in Kanawha County. As of the 2020 census, Charleston has 48,864 people living in it, which makes it the largest city in the state. It is the county seat of Kanawha County.

Charleston, West Virginia
Aerial view of Charleston
Aerial view of Charleston
Flag of Charleston, West Virginia
Nickname: 
Charlie West[1]
Location within Kanawha County
Location within Kanawha County
Charleston is located in West Virginia
Charleston
Charleston
Location within West Virginia
Charleston is located in the United States
Charleston
Charleston
Location within the United States
Charleston is located in North America
Charleston
Charleston
Charleston (North America)
Coordinates: 38°20′50″N 81°38′0″W / 38.34722°N 81.63333°W / 38.34722; -81.63333
Country United States
State West Virginia
CountyKanawha
Founded1788; 236 years ago (1788)
Incorporated1794; 230 years ago (1794)
Area
 • City32.64 sq mi (84.54 km2)
 • Land31.50 sq mi (81.59 km2)
 • Water1.14 sq mi (2.95 km2)
Elevation597 ft (182 m)
Population
 • City48,864
 • RankUS: 828th
WV: 1st
 • Density1,500/sq mi (580/km2)
 • Urban
153,199
 • Metro
255,020
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
25301, 25302, 25304, 25305, 25311, 25314, 25317, 25321-25339, 25350-25358, 25362, 25364, 25375, 25387, 25389, 25392, 25396
Area code(s)304/681
FIPS code54-14600[5]
GNIS feature ID1558347[3]
Websitecharlestonwv.gov

References change

  1. "I'm Charlie West". Charleston Convention & Visitors Bureau. Archived from the original on June 20, 2015. Retrieved June 5, 2015.
  2. "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on October 17, 2020. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Geographic Names Information System". edits.nationalmap.gov. Retrieved 2023-05-08.
  4. "Explore Census Data". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 2, 2022.
  5. "METROPOLITAN AND MICROPOLITAN STATISTICAL AREAS AND PRINCIPAL CITIES, 2003, WITH CODES". U.S. Census Bureau. July 10, 2003. Retrieved July 31, 2022.

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