Columbia (South Carolina)

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Coordinates 34°0′2″N 81°2′5″W
Country United States
State South Carolina
County Richland, Lexington
Approved March 22, 1786
Chartered (town) 1805
Chartered (city) 1854
Named for Columbia (personification)
Elevation 292 ft (89 m)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
ZIP code(s) 29201-29212, 29214-29230, 29240, 29250, 29260, 29290, 29292
Area code(s) 803, 839
FIPS code 45-16000
GNIS feature ID 1245051
Website www.columbiasc.net
Government (Mayor) Daniel Rickenmann (R)
Government (Total) 139.64 sq mi (361.68 km2)
Government (Land) 136.78 sq mi (354.25 km2)
Government (Water) 2.87 sq mi (7.43 km2) 2%
Area (Total) 139.64 sq mi (361.68 km2)
Area (Land) 136.78 sq mi (354.25 km2)
Area (Water) 2.87 sq mi (7.43 km2) 2%
Population (2020) (Total) 136,632
Population (2020) (Rank) SC: 2nd; US: 205th
Population (2020) (Density) 962.70/sq mi (371.70/km2)
Population (2020) (Urban) 549,777 (US: 75th)
Population (2020) (MSA (2020)) 829,470 (US: 70th)
Population (2020) (CSA (2020)) 951,412 (US: 60th)

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Columbia is the capital of the U.S. state of South Carolina. With a population of 136,632 as of the 2020 U.S. Census, it is the second-largest city in South Carolina. The city serves as the county seat of Richland County, and a portion of the city extends into neighboring Lexington County. It is the center of the Columbia metropolitan statistical area, which had a population of 829,470 and is the 72nd-largest metropolitan statistical area in the nation. The name Columbia is a poetic term used for the United States, derived from the name of Christopher Columbus, who explored for the Spanish Crown. Columbia is often abbreviated as Cola, leading to its nickname as "Soda City."

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