Charleston is a city in and the county seat of Kanawha County, West Virginia, and it is also the capital of the state. According to the official US Census conducted in 2000 the population of the city was over 53,000 and it is the primary city of the Charleston Metropolitan Statistical Area, which has a population of over 309,000.


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The first permanent settlement in the area was Fort Lee, which was built in 1788, and the city around it quickly drew thanks to salt and coal being found in the area. It became known for its coal mining and was also the area of the first natural gas mine, which was found and developed in 1815. Today, though the economy has diversified, mining and natural gas are still major components in the economy.

During the summer months temperatures typically hit around 76 degrees or so during the day, with lows typically dropping down to around 45 degrees or so overnight. During the winter months highs hit around 43 degrees during the day, with lows typically hitting around 28 degrees or so overnight.

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