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Charleston is the capital and the largest city in the U.S. state of West Virginia, and the county seat of Kanawha County. It is located at the confluence of the Elk and Kanawha Rivers in Kanawha County. As of the 2013 Census Estimate, it had a population of 50,821, while its metropolitan area had 224,743. It is a center of government, commerce, and industry. Early industries important to Charleston included salt and the first natural gas well. Later, coal became central to economic prosperity in the city and the surrounding area. Today, trade, utilities, government, medicine, and education play central roles in the city's economy. It is the least populous state capital in the U.S to be the most populous city in a state, and the second least populous city in the U.S to be the most populous city in a state after Burlington, Vermont.Use our United States trip itinerary planner to arrange the details of your trip to Charleston and other destinations.
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