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Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Winston-Salem North Carolina
Administration
Full nameWinston-Salem
Official nameWinston-Salem
MottoYour Life. Enriched.
CountryUnited States
StateNorth Carolina
CountiesForsyth County
Founded
Consolidated
1766 (Salem), 1849 (Winston)
1913
Government
MayorAllen Joines (D)
Geography
Total Area132.4 sq mi (342.9 km2)
Land Area129.6 sq mi (335.7 km2)
Water Area2.8 sq mi (7.3 km2)
Elevation970 ft (295.7 m)
Demography
Total Population229,617 (83rd) (2010)
Density (pop.)540.7/km2 (1400.7/sq mi)
MSA477717
CSA1589200
Other information
Time zoneEastern (UTC-5)
- Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
Area code336

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Winston-Salem is a city in the U.S. state of North Carolina, with a 2010 population of 229,617. Winston-Salem is the county seat and largest city of Forsyth County and the fourth-largest city in the state. Winston-Salem is the second largest municipality in the Piedmont Triad region and is home to the tallest office buildings in the region, such as 100 North Main Street. It is called the "Twin City" for its dual heritage and "City of the Arts" for its dedication to fine arts and theater. "Camel City" is an historic reference to city's involvement in the tobacco industry. Many locals use "Winston" in informal speech.

Winston-Salem is home to four four-year colleges and one two-year college: Wake Forest University, a nationally distinguished private university; Winston-Salem State University, a historically black university founded in 1892; Salem College, a four-year liberal arts college and the oldest women's college in America, founded in 1772; the University of North Carolina School of the Arts; and Forsyth Technical Community College.

In 2003, the previous Greensboro - Winston-Salem - High Point metropolitan statistical area (MSA) was re-defined by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, resulting in the formation of the Greensboro-High Point MSA and the Winston-Salem MSA. The official 2010 Census population for the Winston-Salem, North Carolina MSA was 477,717. The Greensboro - Winston-Salem - High Point combined statistical area (CSA), popularly referred to as the Piedmont Triad, had a population of 1,589,200 in 2010.


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