Lynchburg is an independent city in the U.S. state of Virginia. It is in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains along the banks of the James River. Lynchburg is known as the "City of Seven Hills" and "The Hill City". It is sometimes called "A City Unto Itself" because of the city's historical avoidance of State and Federal entanglements.
|City of Lynchburg|
Downtown Lynchburg skyline.
"The Hill City"; "City of Seven Hills"
Location within the Commonwealth of Virginia
|Named for||John Lynch|
|• Mayor||Joan Foster|
|• Vice Mayor||Treney Tweedy|
|• Council||Lynchburg City Council|
|• Independent city||100 km2 (50 sq mi)|
|• Land||128 km2 (49.5 sq mi)|
|• Water||1 km2 (0.5 sq mi)|
|Elevation||192 m (630 ft)|
|• Independent city||80,212(US: 416th)|
|• Density||594/km2 (1,539/sq mi)|
|• Urban||116,636 (US: 271st)|
|• Metro||260,320 (US: 184th)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (EST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
24501, 24502, 24503, 24504, 24551
|GNIS feature ID||1479007|
At the 2010 census, 75,568 people lived in Lynchburg.
- Tyree, Elizabeth. "Vice Mayor Joan Foster selected as new mayor of Lynchburg". Retrieved December 19, 2016.
- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
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