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Richland County and Lexington County,

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The South Carolina state capital is Columbia.

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29201, 29203, 29204, 29205, 29206, 29209, 29210, 29212, 29223

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Statistics & Facts

The population of Columbia is approximately 116,000 (2000), 129272 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 36,928 (1990), 45666 (2010).

The amount of land area in Columbia is 303.388 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Columbia is 125.2 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 4.866 sq kilometers.
The distance from Columbia to Washington DC is 404 miles. The distance to the South Carolina state capital is miles. (as the crow flies)
Columbia is positioned 34.03 degrees north of the equator and 80.88 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Columbia elevation is (average) 332 feet above sea level.
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Columbia location: midway between Miami and New York at the intersection of three major interstate highways: I-26, I-20 and I-77.

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Climate & Weather

The climate for Columbia is moderate, with four seasons. There is an average, annual snowfall of 1.89 inches.
The weather in Columbia is enjoyable. Here is a weather page for Columbia.
Columbia average annual rainfall is (precipitation) 50.14 inches per year
Columbia average temperature is 65 degrees F.
The average low temperature is (January) 32.1 (July) 70.1 degrees F.
The average high temperature is (January) 55.2 (July) 91.8 degrees F.
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History & History Related Items

Columbia history:

On 22 March 1786, a bill was introduced in the state senate to create a new state capital for South Carolina. Though the choice of a name came with great difficulty, it came down to the choice between Washington and Columbia with Columbia winning the vote and getting the nod as the new name! The new capital was then designed with broad streets and large lots. Columbia became an official town in 1805 and by 1816 there were over 1000 residents. Columbia was chartered as a town in 1854.
A History page for Columbia.
The founding of Columbia: March 22, 1786
The incorporation date of Columbia: (Chartered as town) 1805; (Chartered as city) 1854, with an elected mayor and six aldermen

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Columbia attractions:

Fort Jackson, the Army's largest and most active basic training center. Fort Jackson was incorporated into the city of Columbia in October 1968. Fort Jackson was named in honor of Major General Andrew Jackson, a native son of the Palmetto State and the seventh president of the United States.

To see other attractions in Columbia, see this attractions page.

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