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About Charleston

51,018 in city
304,214 in metro
81 km² (31 mi²)
181.967812729 m
Established in 1794, Charleston is located at the confluence of the Elk and Kanawha Rivers in central West Virginia's Kanawha County. Charleston serves not only as West Virginia's capital city, but also as its urban and cultural center. It has been said that the city is the "most northern" of the southern cities and the "most southern" of the northern cities.

No. of Buildings

No. Current status
160 All Buildings

Tallest Buildings

# Building Height Year
1 West Virginia State Capitol 292 ft 1932
2 Kanawha Valley Building 238 ft 1929
3 Chase Center 228 ft 1969
4 Laidley Tower 225 ft 1985
5 BB&T Square 218 ft 1976