St. Louis is a large and major city in the U.S. state of Missouri. It is by the Mississippi River. It was founded by the French. It was named after King Louis IX of France, who is also a Saint. It is often called the "Gateway City" because it was important to settlers traveling out west. Its most famous landmark is the Gateway Arch.
St. Louis, Missouri
Downtown St. Louis skyline from the east
|Named for||Louis IX of France|
|• Type||Mayor–council government|
|• Mayor||Lyda Krewson (D)|
|• President, Board of Aldermen||Lewis E. Reed (D)|
|• Comptroller||Darlene Green (D)|
|• Independent city||66 sq mi (170 km2)|
|• Land||61.9 sq mi (160 km2)|
|• Water||4.1 sq mi (11 km2)|
|• Urban||923.6 sq mi (2,392 km2)|
|• Metro||8,458 sq mi (21,910 km2)|
|Elevation||466 ft (142 m)|
|Highest elevation||614 ft (187 m)|
|• Independent city||319,294|
| • Estimate |
|• Rank||US: 61st|
|• Density||4,800/sq mi (1,900/km2)|
|• Urban||2,150,706 (US: 20th)|
|• Metro||2,807,338 (US: 20th)|
|• CSA||2,911,945 (US: 19th)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (CST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
|Airports||St. Louis Lambert International Airport MidAmerica St. Louis Airport|
St. Louis has the highest murder rate in the United States.
St. Louis has a hot-summer continental climate (Dfa in the Köppen climate classification) and experiences four distinct seasons. Summers are often hot and humid with temperatures in July between 70 and 90 degrees.
St. Louis is famous for a number of dishes made local such as toasted ravioli and pork steaks.
St. Louis has two major sports both playing in the downtown area; the St. Louis Cardinals of Major League Baseball, and the St. Louis Blues of the National Hockey League. St. Louis had a National Football League team from 1995 to 2015, named the St. Louis Rams, which moved back to Los Angeles, California after that season.
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- Official website
- Built St. Louis
- St. Louis Convention & Visitors Bureau
- St. Louis Regional Chamber and Growth Association
- City-data.com – St. Louis
- Washington University - About St. Louis
- The City of St. Louis, Missouri
- Historic maps of St. Louis in the Sanborn Maps of Missouri Collection at the University of Missouri