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The Virginia state capital is Richmond.


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The population of Colonial Heights is approximately 16,700 (1999), 17411 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 6,592 (1990), 7275 (2010).

The amount of land area in Colonial Heights is 19.327 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Colonial Heights is 8.14 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.839 sq kilometers.
The distance from Colonial Heights to Washington DC is 115 miles. The distance to the Virginia state capital is 18 miles. (as the crow flies)
Colonial Heights is positioned 37.26 degrees north of the equator and 77.39 degrees west of the prime meridian.

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Location

Colonial Heights location: 25 miles south of Richmond in central Virginia. It is part of the Richmond-Petersburg Metropolitan Statistical area. Chesterfield forms the north, west and east boundaries with the southern border shared with the city of Petersburg. Colonial Heights, along with Petersburg and Hopewell, make up the well-known "Tri-cities area. Colonial Heights is an independent city, not associated with any county.

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Colonial Heights history:

Here is a history page for Colonial Heights.

"The name Colonial Heights results from an incident during the American Revolutionary War. In 1781 the French troops of Lafayette, known as the Colonials, retreated north from Petersburg and set up artillery on the heights overlooking Petersburg and the Appomattox River. The area came to be known as Colonial Heights and the name was given to a subdivision of the Oak Hill tract in 1906." (From the above history page. For much more historical information and pictures, check the site listed)

Colonial Heights was first incorporated in 1926 as a town. Then, in 1948, it became a city. The charter granted in 1960 gave the city its present-day fully independent cityhood.
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