Roanoke is a city in Virginia in the United States. At the 2010 census, 97,032 people lived in Roanoke. The two main suburbs of Roanoke are Salem and Vinton. Roanoke is named after the Roanoke River which runs through the city.
Downtown Roanoke from atop Mill Mountain.
The Star City of The South or Magic City
|County||None (Independent city)|
see Roanoke City Council
|• Mayor||Sherman Lea|
|• Independent city||43 sq mi (110 km2)|
|• Land||43 sq mi (110 km2)|
|• Water||0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)|
|Elevation||883–1,740 ft (269–530 m)|
|• Independent city||97,032|
|• Density||2,300/sq mi (870/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
24001–24020, 24022–24038, 24040, 24042–24045, 24048, 24050, 24155, 24157
|GNIS feature ID||1499971|
Roanoke is nicknamed "The Star City of the South" because of the Roanoke Star. It is a man-made star which sits on Mill Mountain, a hill south of Roanoke. Roanoke is also named the Heart of the Blue Ridge because Roanoke is located in the middle of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Another nickname for Roanoke is "Magic City."
Roanoke and its suburbs are located in a valley between the Appalachian Mountains and the Blue Ridge Mountains.
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- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
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