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Charleston, West Virginia
State capital city
A view of Charleston from Spring Hill Cemetery
A view of Charleston from Spring Hill Cemetery
Flag of Charleston, West Virginia
Flag
Official seal of Charleston, West Virginia
Seal
Nickname(s): 
Charlie West[1]
Location within Kanawha County
Location within Kanawha County
Charleston is located in West Virginia
Charleston
Charleston
Location within West Virginia
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Charleston is located in the United States
Charleston
Charleston
Location within the United States
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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
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Kanawha
Founded 1788
Incorporated 1794
Government
 • Mayor Amy Shuler Goodwin (D)
 • City Council
Members list
  • Ward 1: Pat Jones (D)
  • Ward 2: Bobby Haas (D)
  • Ward 3: Chuck Overstreet (D)
  • Ward 4: Tiffany Wesley Plear (D)
  • Ward 5: Jeanine Faegre (D)
  • Ward 6: Deanna McKinney (D)
  • Ward 7: Adam Knauff (R)
  • Ward 8: Robert Sheets (D)
  • Ward 9: Mary Beth Hoover (D)
  • Ward 10: Keeley Steele (D)
  • Ward 11: Shannon Snodgrass (D)
  • Ward 12: Joseph Jenkins (D)
  • Ward 13: Brent Burton (R)
  • Ward 14: Courtney Persinger (R)
  • Ward 15: Samuel Minardi (D)
  • Ward 16: Bobby Reishman (R)
  • Ward 17: Bruce King (R)
  • Ward 18: Will Laird (R)
  • Ward 19: Brady Campbell (R)
  • Ward 20: Chad Robinson (D)
  • Ward At-large: Ben Adams (D)
  • Ward At-large: Becky Ceperley (D)
  • Ward At-large: Naomi Bays (D)
  • Ward At-large: Jennifer Pharr (D)
  • Ward At-large: Caitlyn Cook (D)
  • Ward At-large: John Kennedy Bailey (D)
Area
[2]
 • City 32.64 sq mi (84.54 km2)
 • Land 31.50 sq mi (81.59 km2)
 • Water 1.14 sq mi (2.95 km2)
Elevation
597–1,167 (varies due to mountains) ft (182–355 m)
Population
 (2010)[3]
 • City 51,400
 • Estimate 
(2018)[4]
47,215
 • Rank US: 832nd
WV: 1st
 • Density 1,497.9/sq mi (578.36/km2)
 • Urban
153,199 (US: 214th)
 • Metro
211,037 (US: 213rd)
Time zone UTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
25301-25306, 25309, 25311-25315, 25317, 25320-25339, 25350, 25356-25358, 25360-25362, 25364-25365, 25375, 25387, 25389, 25392, 25396, 25064
Area code(s) 304/681
FIPS code 54-14600
GNIS feature ID 1558347[5]
Website charlestonwv.gov