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St Louis

Saint Louis County,

Missouri

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Gateway to the West


The Missouri state capital is Jefferson City.


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Zip Codes

63119

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Statistics & Facts

The population of St Louis is approximately 344,362 (2005).
The approximate number of families is 194,919 (1990).

The amount of land area in St Louis is 160.392 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in St Louis is 61.9 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 10.941 sq kilometers.
The distance from St Louis to Washington DC is 750 miles. The distance to the Missouri state capital is 110 miles. (as the crow flies)
St Louis is positioned 38.63 degrees north of the equator and 90.24 degrees west of the prime meridian.

St Louis elevation is 535 feet above sea level.
St Louis median income is $30,874 (2005).

The St Louis median home price is $103,300 (2005) .

St Louis miscellany.

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Location

St Louis location: in east-central Missouri near the west bank of the Mississippi River. Other nearby communities include Wellston, Hillsdale, Pinelawn, Uplands Park, Velda Village Hills, Maplewood and Velda City, all in Missouri and Brooklyn in Illinois.

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Climate & Weather

The climate for St Louis is seasonal. Here is a climate page for St. Louis. Stormy weather may be found year-round accompanied by severe weather conditions. Lightning, wind and heavy rain come with frequent thunderstorms.
The weather in St Louis is moderate. Here is a current Weather page for St Louis and the area.
St Louis average annual rainfall is 38 inches per year
St Louis average annual precipitation is 33.91 inches per year.
St Louis average annual snowfall is 19.8 inches per year.
St Louis average temperature is 55 degrees F.
The average winter temperature is below 0F to 55 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 57F to 90 degrees F.
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History & History Related Items

St Louis history:

Here is a history page for St. Louis.

"our land was home to the Mississippians, a mighty Indian civilization of mound builders. When that culture disappeared during Europe's Middle Ages, only their mysterious earthen structures remained, earning St. Louis its nickname, "Mound City."

In 1764, French fur traders from New Orleans founded a city named for Louis IX, the Crusader King of France. St. Louis was built in Spanish territory on a high bluff just 18 miles south of the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri rivers." (excerpt taken from the above history page link)

In 1965, the Gateway Arch opened as a monument to the important role St. Louis played in America's westward expansion.

Here is a Heritage page for St. Louis. This page has good links for genealogical research as well as much more.

St. Louis, Missouri is the "Gateway to the West" symbolized by the towering Arch on the Mississippi riverfront.
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Attractions

St Louis attractions:

Saint Louis is an independent city, not affiliated with any county, though it is within the physical area of Saint Louis County.

The Gateway Arch
707 North First Street
St. Louis, MO 63102
Phone: 314-982-1410
The Gateway Arch is part of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, a 91 acre national park.
Completed in 1965, this arch rises up 630 feet above St. Louis. You can ride right up to the very top for a birds-eye view of the region.

Missouri Botanical Garden
24 hour information
The Garden Line: 314-577-9400
Toll-free: 800-642-8842

The Repertory Theater of St. Louis
130 Edgar Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63119
Phone: 314-968-7340

The St. Louis Science Center
5050 Oakland Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63110
Phone: 314/289-4400
Toll-free: 800/456-SLSC

Saint Louis Zoo
Forest Park
St. Louis, MO 63110
Phone: 314-781-0900
Tours: 314-781-0900, ext 345
Education classes and camps: 314-768=5466
TDD: 314-768-5421
Over 700 species are represented on 90 landscaped acres. Don't forget to take the Zooline Railroad.

Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
4431 Lindell Boulevard
Saint Louis, Missouri 63108
Rectory: 314-373-8200
School: 314-373-8250
Tours, Museum and shop: 314-373-8240
Built in 1907, this Cathedral has the largest mosaic collection in the world, created by 20 different artists. It covers 83,000 square feet with over 7,000 colors. It was begun in 1912 and was completed in 1988.

Tourism Information and much more about the St. Louis area.

Saint Louis Art Museum
Fine Arts Dr.
Forest Park
St. Louis, Missouri 63110
Phone: 314-721-0072
Though this museum has many displays and exhibits, one of its prominent collections is that of the Chinese Bronzes.

NOTED NOTABLES
Scott Joplin - born in Texas, but moved to St. Louis as a boy. He is famous for his wonderful ragtime music!

Stan Musial - A baseball player, born in Danora PA in 1920. He lived in St. Louis and played with the Cardinals for many years.

Joseph Pulitzer - publisher. He owned and published the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. He started the Pulitzer Prize for Journalism. He was famous for his "Yellow Journalism."

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St Louis economy: St. Louis is a major headquarters city for many leading businesses in the USA, among which are: Anheuser-Busch, Emerson Electric, Boeing (formerlly Mcdonnell Douglas), May Department Stores, Monsanto, Ralston Purina, and Trans World Airlines.


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