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City of Charleston
Official seal of Charleston, West Virginia
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Location of Charleston in Kanawha County, West Virginia.
Location of Charleston in Kanawha County, West Virginia.
Coordinates: 38°20′50″N 81°38′0″W / 38.34722°N 81.63333°W / 38.34722; -81.63333Coordinates: 38°20′50″N 81°38′0″W / 38.34722°N 81.63333°W / 38.34722; -81.63333
CountryUnited States
StateWest Virginia
CountyKanawha
Founded1788
Incorporated1794
Government
 • MayorDanny Jones (I)
 • City Council
Area
 • City32.66 sq mi (84.59 km2)
 • Land31.52 sq mi (81.64 km2)
 • Water1.14 sq mi (2.95 km2)
Elevation
597-957 (varies due to mountains) ft (182-292 m)
Population
 • City51,400
 • Estimate 
(2016)[4]
49,138
 • RankUS: 745th
 • Density1,630.7/sq mi (629.6/km2)
 • Urban
153,199 (US: 214th)
 • Metro
222,878 (US: 198th)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
25301-25306, 25309, 25311-25315, 25317, 25320-25339, 25350, 25356-25358, 25360-25362, 25364-25365, 25375, 25387, 25389, 25392, 25396, 25064
FIPS code54-14600
GNIS feature ID1558347[5]
Websitecityofcharleston.org

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 2000 census, Charleston has 53,421 people living in it, which makes it the largest city in the state. It is the county seat of Kanawha County.

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