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Flag of City of St. Louis
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Nickname(s): 
Country United States
State Missouri
County Independent City
Metro Greater St. Louis
Settled 1703
Founded 1763
Incorporated 1822
Government
 • Type Council-manager government
 • Mayor Francis G. Slay (D)
Area
 • Independent City 66.2 sq mi (171.3 km2)
 • Land 61.9 sq mi (160.4 km2)
 • Water 4.2 sq mi (11.0 km2)
Elevation 466 ft (142 m)
Population
 • Independent City 354,361 (July, 2,008)
 • Density 5,724.7/sq mi (2,209.2/km2)
 • Metro
2,820,816 (July, 2,008)

Saint Louis is a large and important city in the American state of Missouri. It is by the Mississippi River. It was founded by the French and 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.

Climate

St. Louis has a hot-summer continental climate (Dfa in the Koeppen climate classification).

Education

There are many colleges and universities in and around St. Louis. Some of these are Washington University in St. Louis, Saint Louis University, Fontbonne University, and Lindenwood University.

Sports

Professional sports teams in St. Louis are:

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