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St. Louis, Missouri
Independent city
City of St. Louis
From top left: Forest Park Jewel Box, MetroLink at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport, Apotheosis of St. Louis at the St. Louis Art Museum, the Gateway Arch and the St. Louis skyline, Busch Stadium, and the St. Louis Zoo
From top left: Forest Park Jewel Box, MetroLink at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport, Apotheosis of St. Louis at the St. Louis Art Museum, the Gateway Arch and the St. Louis skyline, Busch Stadium, and the St. Louis Zoo
Flag of St. Louis, Missouri
Flag
Official seal of St. Louis, Missouri
Seal
Nickname(s): 
"Gateway to the West",[1] The Gateway City,[1] Mound City,[2] The Lou,[3] Rome of the West,[4] River City, STL
St. Louis is located in Missouri
St. Louis
St. Louis
Location within Missouri
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St. Louis is located in the United States
St. Louis
St. Louis
Location within the United States
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Coordinates: 38°37′38″N 90°11′52″W / 38.62722°N 90.19778°W / 38.62722; -90.19778Coordinates: 38°37′38″N 90°11′52″W / 38.62722°N 90.19778°W / 38.62722; -90.19778
Country  United States
State  Missouri
Metro Greater St. Louis
Founded 1764
Incorporated 1822
Named for Louis IX of France
Government
 • Type Mayor–council government
 • Mayor Lyda Krewson (D)
 • President, Board of Aldermen Lewis E. Reed (D)
 • Comptroller Darlene Green (D)
Area
 • 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 (2,392.2 km2)
 • Metro
8,458 sq mi (21,910 km2)
Elevation
[5]
466 ft (142 m)
Highest elevation
[6]
614 ft (187 m)
Population
 (2010)[7]
 • Independent city 319,294
 • Estimate 
(2018)[8]
302,838
 • Rank US: 61st
MO: 2nd
Midwest: 11th
 • Density 4,985.9/sq mi (1,925.1/km2)
 • Urban
2,150,706 (US: 20th)
 • Metro
2,807,338 (US: 20th)
 • CSA
2,911,945 (US: 19th)
Demonym(s) St. Louisan
Time zone UTC−6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−5 (CDT)
ZIP Codes
(Almost all of
63101-63199)[9]
  • 63101-63141, 63143-63147, 63150-63151, 63155-63158, 63160, 63163-63164, 63166-63167, 63169, 63171, 63177-63180, 63182, 63188, 63190, 63195, 63197-63199
Area code 314
Interstates I-44 (MO).svg I-55 (MO).svg I-64 (MO).svg I-70 (MO).svg
Airports St. Louis Lambert International Airport MidAmerica St. Louis Airport
Waterways Mississippi River
Website stlouis-mo.gov