Petersburg, Virginia

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Petersburg, Virginia
Downtown Petersburg
Downtown Petersburg
Nickname(s): 
"The Cockade City"
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CountryUnited States
StateCommonwealth of Virginia
CountyNone
(Independent city)
FoundedDecember 17, 1748
Government
 • MayorSam Parham
Area
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 • LandTemplate:Infobox settlement/impus
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Elevation
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Population
 (2015)
 • Independent city32,477
 • DensityTemplate:Infobox settlement/impus
 • Metro
1,126,262
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
23803–23806
Area code(s)804
FIPS code51-61832[1]
GNIS ID1497087[2]
Websitewww.petersburgva.gov

Petersburg is a city of Virginia in the United States. It is on the Appomattox River. The city's population was 32,420 as of 2010.[3]

Part of Petersburg National Battlefield Park is in the city.

The area has three schools of higher education:

References

  1. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. "QuickFacts from the US Census Bureau". Retrieved 3 October 2012.