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The dome atop West Virginia’s state capitol building in Charleston is larger than the dome on the United States Capitol building.

Life In Charleston, West Virginia


Located in the Appalachian Mountains and at the convergence of the Elk and Kanawha Rivers, Charleston is West Virginia’s most populous city, with the greater Charleston metro area surpassing 200,000 residents. Home to the University of Charleston and nearby West Virginia State University, Charleston combines the buzz of a lively college town with rich local history and culture. The region’s diverse geography offers exciting recreational opportunities, whether exploring the... 

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The West Virginia State Capitol complex, located in Charleston, contains the governor’s mansion, cultural centre, state museum, and Booker T. Washington memorial, and features a gold-leafed dome that is larger than the dome on the United States Capitol.

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