Roanoke is a city in Roanoke County, Virginia, though it is an independent city, and according to the official US Census conducted in 2000 the population of the city was over 90,000. It is the principal city of the Roanoke Metropolitan Statistical Area which, according to an estimate taken in 2005 had a population of over 300,000.

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It was founded as Big Lick in 1852 and was incorporated in 1854. The city grew slowly until it was renamed Roanoke in 1882 and was reincorporated with its new name the same year. It began annexing smaller outlying villages and towns and today is a major transportation hub in Virginia, though its industry does include healthcare, education, banking and finance.

During the summer months temperatures typically hit around 87 degrees during the day with lows typically dropping down to around 70 degrees or so overnight. During the winter months, however, temperatures typically hit around 55 degrees during the day with lows typically dropping down to around 32 degrees overnight.

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