Category: West Virginia
Charleston is the major and the capital city of the West Virginia State. It is situated at the union of the Kanawha and Elk Rivers in the Kanawha County. According to the Census Estimate of 2013, the Charleston City had 50,821 inhabitants, whereas its city area had a population of 224,743. The city is a hub of the government, industry and commerce. Early important industries of Charleston incorporated salt and the opening natural gas well. Afterward, coal turned out to be vital to economic wealth in the city and the neighboring area. Nowadays, utilities, trade, government, education and medicine play vital roles in the economy of the Charleston City.
The Charleston City encompasses a four-season type of weather, lying inside the northern fringes of a moist subtropical climate. The average temperatures of the city are warmer than the remaining cities of the state, particularly during winter, owing to the city being west of the higher altitudes. From the start of March up to early May, temperatures can diverge significantly and it is common at this time for daily temperature variations will go beyond 11 C (20 F). Temperatures in the city warm up significantly during late May, with hot summer-like days. Summer is burning, with 23 days of high temperatures at or more than 32.2 C (90 F), occasionally, attaining 35 C (95 F), frequently accompanied by high dampness.
Winters in the city are chilly, with a January everyday average of 1.3 C (34.4 F), but with rare stretches of more than 10 C (50 F) temperatures, and sub-17.8 C (0 F) lows are uncommon. Generally, snowfall happens from the last part of November to the initial part of April, with the heaviest episode being January and February. However, main snowstorms of over 25 cm (10 inches) are rare. The city averages rainfall of 89 mm (3.5 inches) each month. Thunderstorms are recurrent in the late spring and all through the summer, and rarely, they can be fairly severe, producing the unusual tornado.
The Charleston City has many schools, such as high schools, middle schools and elementary schools, which are the division of schools in the Kanawha County. The city is also an abode of major colleges and universities and a private college that contains 1000 students. There is an originally established college in the city to educate students in bookkeeping and business abilities and it has undergone alterations in setting and course through the years.
Some of the notable businesses, such as Charleston Newspapers, Tudor's Biscuit World, Walker Machinery, Shoney's restaurants, etc., in the world are situated in the Charleston City. The Charleston City acknowledges the Charleston Area Alliance as its trade and industry growth organization.
The Charleston City is an abode to many yearly fairs and events that take place all through the city, from the shores of the Kanawha River to the capitol lands. The Dance Festival of West Virginia, which will be organized between the 25th and 30th of April, features dance scholars from across the West Virginia State that attend lessons and seminars in jazz, ballet, and contemporary dance. At the conclusion of the festival, the students carry out dance programs in the Theatre of the West Virginia State, which are free to the general public.