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Virginia's Capital City
Historic Richmond Region...Easy to Love
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Statistics & Facts

The Virginia state capital is Richmond.
The population of Richmond is approximately 203,056 (1990), 204214 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 94,141 (1990), 87151 (2010).
The amount of land area in Richmond is 155.728 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 6.421 sq kilometers.
The distance from Richmond to Washington DC is 98 miles.
The distance to the Virginia state capital is miles. (as the crow flies)
Richmond is positioned 37.53 degrees north of the equator and 77.47 degrees west of the prime meridian.


in eastern Virginia. Richmond, the Capital city, is an independent city, not associated with any county.
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History & History Related Items

Richmond has been an official city since 1737. Much history has gone by here. Patrick Henry's famous speech was given in Richmond at St. John's Church. The "Southern White House" of Jefferson Davis was here in Richmond also. Richmon was made the state's third capital in 1779. The Thomas Jefferson inspired capitol building was moved into later in 1788. The life-size statue of George Washington, by Houdon, stands in the Capital Rotunda. It is considered one of the most valuable statues in the country. Richmond became the confederate capital in 1861. At this time the capital building housed both the state legislature and Confederate.
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Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
2800 Grove Ave. at the Boulevard
Richmond, Virginia 23221
Phone: 804-340-1400
This museum is one of a number of museums in the same area of Richmond. It is a good general interest art museum with diverse collections from all over the world, including a collection of Faberge eggs. There are also many portraits of domestic animals, some with their owners, with a number being quite unusual.
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The electric Trolley Car was first used in the city of Richmond, Virginia. It was later that San Francisco's identity became associated with the Trolley Cars. Submitted by Ken Wilbourne, Jr.

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