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|Satellite view showing Richmond, an independent city and the capital of the Commonwealth of Virginia in the United States. The city is located in the east-central part of the state in the Piedmont region of Virginia at the head of navigation of the James River, about 100 mi (175 km) south of Washington D.C..
Richmond is among America’s oldest cities, it was founded in 1737 by planter William Byrd II. The town was incorporated in 1742, and became the capital of the Colony and Dominion of Virginia in 1780, only to be burnt down by the British in 1781. During the American Civil War, Richmond served as the capital of the Confederate States of America, it was the seat of political power for the Confederacy, and the source of munitions, armament, weapons, supplies, and manpower for their army. Therefore it was the target of numerous attempts by the Union Army to seize the capital. Richmond was captured on 2 April 1865, retreating Confederate soldiers were under orders to set fire to the city, to bridges, the armory, and warehouses with supplies as they left. The war ended in spring 1865.
In 1871 Richmond became an independent city. In the 1800s Richmond was the largest and most famous slave trade market in the entire nation.
Today Richmond is a middle-sized city with a population of 220,000 'Richmonders' (in 2015), more than 1.27 million people live in its metropolitan area.
Richmond is a transportation hub with bus services by Greyhound and Megabus. There are two railroad stations served by Amtrak. The city is connected by an intersection of two major interstates, Interstate 64 and Interstate 95. The city's economy is based on industries in the areas law, finance, and government, advertising, bio-science and technology.
Richmond is home to the University of Richmond, a private, liberal arts college and the Virginia Commonwealth University a public research university.
Richmond's main sights:
Historic places: First White House of the Confederacy (residence of President Jefferson Davis and family, while the capitol of the Confederacy was in Montgomery, Alabama. It was viewed as the Confederate States counterpart to the White House in Washington D.C.), Virginia State Capitol (seat of state government of the Commonwealth of Virginia), Maymont Mansion (Victorian estate and public park with an arboretum and formal gardens). Hollywood Cemetery (resting place of two US Presidents (James Monroe and John Tyler), last home of Jefferson Davis, the only Confederate States President, as well as 28 Confederate generals are buried here). Agecroft Hall (late 15th century manor house on the James River in the Windsor Farms neighborhood). Virginia House (another manor house in the Windsor Farms neighborhood). Egyptian Building (historic college building, completed in 1845)
City center: Downtown Richmond (the central business district surrounding the Virginia State Capitol, the core of Virginia's "tallest" city offers historic sites, high-rise buildings, restaurants, bars, and distilleries for nightlife activities)
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Visual arts: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (state-owned fine art museum opened in 1936, it houses a permanent art collection of more than 35,000 works, among them works of Art Nouveau, Art Deco, and Modern and Contemporary American art, as well as Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art. - vmfa.museum)
Museums: American Civil War Museum (the White House of the Confederacy Museum, and the Tredegar Iron Works, the Confederate armory - acwm.org). Edgar Allan Poe Museum (biographical museum dedicated to Poe who lived in Richmond. The museum holds a large collection of original manuscripts, letters, first editions, memorabilia and personal belongings - poemuseum.org). Science Museum of Virginia (science for Virginians, the museum features permanent exhibitions about space, health, electricity and Earth - smv.org). Virginia Historical Society (history museum, the Story of Virginia - vahistorical.org). Children's Museum of Richmond (children's museum offers Moon Bounce Mania, Parent-Child Yoga Classes and Special Night for Special Needs - www.c-mor.org). The Valentine (history museum and a national historic landmark - thevalentine.org).
Performing arts: Richmond CenterStage (performing arts center - richmondcenterstage.com). Byrd Theatre (Movie Palace, opened on December 24, 1928 - byrdtheatre.com)
Churches: St. John's Episcopal Church (historic landmark and oldest church in the city, built in 1741). Monumental Church (Greek Revival former Episcopal church, built on the site of the "Richmond Theatre fire"). Cathedral of the Sacred Heart (Renaissance Revival style church completed in 1905)
Hotels: Jefferson Hotel (grand hotel, opened in 1895)
Parks: Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden (botanical garden with ponds, fountains and and a conservatory (greenhouse)). Chimborazo Park (public park and historic land site with a stone commemorating King Powhatan). Forest Hill Park (historic urban park)
Sports: Richmond International Raceway (race track)
Just zoom in (+) to see Virginia State Capitol, the seat of the state government of the Commonwealth of Virginia, the State Capitol building houses the oldest legislative body in the New World, the Virginia General Assembly, first established in 1619.
The page shows a city map of Richmond with expressways, main roads and streets, zoom out to find the location of Richmond International Airport (IATA code: RIC), about 8 mi (13 km) by road (via I-64 E) east of the city.
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Sunday-April-30 2017 17:40Standard time zone Eastern (EST): UTC/GMT -5 hours
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|Google Map: Searchable Map of the City of Richmond, Virginia, USA.
City Coordinates: 37°32′27.5″N 77°25′58.4″W
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