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Winston-Salem is a city in and the county seat of Forsyth County, North Carolina, United States. With a 2015 estimated population of 241,218, it is the second largest municipality in the Piedmont Triad region and the fifth largest city in the state. Winston-Salem is home to the tallest office building in the region, 100 North Main Street, formerly the Wachovia Building and now known locally as the Wells Fargo Center.Winston-Salem is called the "Twin City" for its dual heritage and "City of the Arts and Innovation" for its dedication to fine arts and theater and technological research. "Camel City" is a reference to the city's historic involvement in the tobacco industry related to locally based R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company's Camel cigarettes. Winston-Salem is also known for its traditional furniture company. Many locals refer to the city as "Winston" in informal speech. Another nickname, "the Dash," comes from the (-) in the city's name, although it's not a dash at all but a hyphen. That's the name taken by the minor league baseball team, the Winston-Salem Dash.In 2012, the city was listed among the 10 best places to retire in the U.S. by CBS MoneyWatch.HistoryThe city of Winston-Salem is a product of the merging of the two neighboring towns of Winston and Salem in 1913.Explore the family-friendly attractions of Winston Salem and add them to your vacation plans using our United States trip planner.
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