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Richmond, Virginia
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    (1737- )
    Capital of Virginia
    Population (city): 195,251 (2007 Census estimate)
    Population (metro area): 1,175,750
    Nicknamed River City and Cap City
    Virginia also has a Richmond County that is located 50 miles north of the city.
    British forces led by Benedict Arnold burned the city (1781).
    It was capital of the Confederacy (1861-65).
    A quarter of the city was destroyed in fires set by retreating Confederate soldiers (April 2, 1865).
    Monument Avenue has a series of statues honoring Confederate heroes.
    It has no major league sports teams.
    It lost a bid to host the NASCAR museum to Charlotte, North Carolina.
    Patrick Henry gave his 'Give me liberty or give me death' speech here (1775).
    Thomas Jefferson designed the capitol building.
    It was the site of the first successful electric trolley system (1888).
    Monument Avenue was integrated when a statue of Arthur Ashe was erected (1996).
    Nine Fortune 500 companies have their headquarters here; only five US metropolitan areas have more.
    It is the largest city to offer class IV and V rapids for white-water rafting.

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