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Location in Virginia
|• Mayor||Joan Foster|
|• City||49.8 sq mi (128.9 km2)|
|• Land||49.4 sq mi (127.9 km2)|
|• Water||0.4 sq mi (0.9 km2)|
|Elevation||630 ft (192 m)|
|• Density||1,321.5/sq mi (510.2/km2)|
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.
At the 2010 census, 75,568 people lived in Lynchburg.