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Chesapeake, Virginia

Chesapeake Virginia
Full nameCity of Chesapeake
Official nameCity of Chesapeake
Settlement typeIndependent City
Motto"One Increasing Purpose"
CountryUnited States
Founded1963 (1919 as South Norfolk, became city in 1922)
MayorAlan P. Krasnoff (R)
Total Area350.9 sq mi (908.8 km2)
Land Area340.7 sq mi (882.4 km2)
Water Area10.2 sq mi (26.4 km2)
Elevation1-28 ft (0.3 m)
Total Population222209 (2010 Census)
Density (pop.)243.3/km2 (630.1/sq mi)
Metro (pop.)1672319
Other information
Time zoneEST (UTC-5)
- Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes23320-23328
Area code757
FIPS code51-16000 
GNIS feature ID1496841 

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Chesapeake is an independent city located in the South Hampton Roads portion of the Hampton Roads metropolitan area of Virginia in the United States. One of the cities Hampton Roads, Chesapeake was formed in 1963 by a political consolidation of the City of South Norfolk with the former Norfolk County, which dated to 1691. Chesapeake is the second-largest city by land area in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Chesapeake is a diverse city with few urban areas as well as many square miles of protected farmland, forests, and wetlands, including a substantial portion of the Great Dismal Swamp. Extending all the way from the rural border with North Carolina to the harbor area of Hampton Roads adjacent to the cities of Norfolk and Portsmouth, Chesapeake is located on the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway and has miles of waterfront industrial, commercial and residential property.

It is currently the third largest city in Virginia in terms of population. According to the 2010 Census, its population is 222,209.

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Virginia Beach DUI Lawyer Kristen M. Shannon, P.C. Improves Website to Further ... - (press release) Tweet this news (press release)--The -Chesapeake-, -VA- law firm of Kristen M. Shannon, PC announces the launch of an improved website to provide a more valuable online legal resource to current and potential clients. The site offers helpful informatio - Date : Fri, 22 Apr 2011 07:24:19 GMT+00:00
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Rental Equipment Register (registration)--The new H&E Equipment Services branch in -Chesapeake-, -Va-., features a 2500-square-foot parts warehouse and a 10000-square-foot shop facility that can handle a repair job with two, 10-ton overhead cranes - Date : Fri, 22 Apr 2011 21:12:28 GMT+00:00
The engagement of Mallory Sue Wisenbarger and Timothy Paul Bradley is ... - Mansfield News Journal Tweet this news
Mansfield News Journal--Timothy is the son of Robert and Gayle Bradley of -Chesapeake-, -Virginia-. The couple plan to marry June 25, 2011 in a formal ceremony at First Church of the Open Bible in Mansfield, Ohio. Mallory is a 2001 graduate of Madison Com - Date : Mon, 18 Apr 2011 21:33:02 GMT+00:00
Gilmerton Bridge overnight closures - WAVY-TV Tweet this news
WAVY-TV---CHESAPEAKE-, -Va-. (WAVY) - The Gilmerton Bridge will close to all vehicular traffic overnight on Wednesday, April 20, and Thursday, April 21 for critical construction activities, a news release from the Virginia Department of Transportation sai - Date : Wed, 20 Apr 2011 21:34:27 GMT+00:00
Mansfield News Journal--Timothy is the son of Robert and Gayle Bradley of -Chesapeake-, -Virginia-. The couple plan to marry June 25, 2011 in a formal ceremony at First Church of the Open Bible in Mansfield, Ohio. Mallory is a 2001 graduate of Madison Com - Date : Sun, 17 Apr 2011 11:45:52 GMT+00:00
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Post-Bulletin---...- at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Eyota, Minnesota, followed by a celebration at the Blue Moon Ballroom. The couple will make their home in -Chesapeake-, -Virginia- with their daughter, Jozlynne, as they are both serving in the - Date : Mon, 18 Apr 2011 21:09:39 GMT+00:00
Anthony Williams Now In Mix At Wide Receiver - (subscription) Tweet this news (subscription)--Anthony Williams came to Illinois from -Chesapeake-, -Virginia-, as a tall, slender receiver prospect. He redshirted while fellow freshmen Darius Millines, Ryan Lankford and Spencer Harris saw playing time last fall. Was it - Date : Mon, 18 Apr 2011 18:31:15 GMT+00:00
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San Diego Reader--Smithfield hams can only be made in Smithfield, -Virginia- it's the law. Smithfield and surrounding Isle of Wight County is also a food center for -Virginia- peanuts and -Chesapeake- oysters. Smithfield is near Jamestown, Williams - Date : Sat, 16 Apr 2011 20:26:47 GMT+00:00
Farmers need help to implement bay cleanup - Delmarva Now Tweet this news
Delmarva Now--Ann Jennings, executive director of the -Virginia Chesapeake- Bay Foundation, and Deputy Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry Matt Conrad, center, speak with Accomack poultry farmer Davis Lovell of Melfa before the start of the CBES and Sho - Date : Sat, 16 Apr 2011 08:36:35 GMT+00:00
Federal Contracts Awarded to Companies in Virginia (April 16) - TMC Net Tweet this news
TMC Net--MILITARY $51661 Federal Contract Awarded to Communications Supply WASHINGTON, April 16 -- Communications Supply Corp., -Chesapeake-, -Va-., won a $51661.09 federal contract from the US Army Contracting Command, Europe, for intrusion detection sys - Date : Sat, 16 Apr 2011 19:25:01 GMT+00:00

Top employers :
# Employer # of Employees
1 Chesapeake City Public Schools 5,726
2 City of Chesapeake 3,167
3 Chesapeake Regional Medical Center 2,400
4 LTD Hospitality Group 2,185
5 Sentara Healthcare 1,400
6 QVC 1,276
7 HSBC Finance 1,200
8 Cox Communications 800
9 Hewlett-Packard 800
10 Reliance Staffing 700
11 Lifetouch 665
12 Dollar Tree 660
13 Damco 637
14 General Dynamics Information Technology 600
15 Canon Information Technology Service 572
16 First Data 500

Hampton Roads

Seven CitiesChesapeake * Hampton * Newport News * Norfolk * Portsmouth * Suffolk * Virginia Beach |
CountiesCurrituck * Gloucester * Isle of Wight * James City * Mathews * Surry * York |
Other citiesFranklin * Poquoson * Williamsburg |
TownsClaremont * Dendron * Smithfield * Surry * Windsor |
Sub-regionsSouth Hampton Roads * Virginia Peninsula |
TopicsTransportation * People * History * Battle of Hampton Roads |

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