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    Columbia is the state capital and largest city of South Carolina. As of 2010, the census for the population of the city proper is 129,272. Columbia is the county seat of Richland County, but a small portion of the city extends into Lexington County. The city's name is derived from a poetic name for Christopher Columbus.

    Located just 13 miles (21 km) northwest of South Carolina's geographic center, Columbia is the primary city of the Midlands region of South Carolina, which comprises several counties in the central portion of the state. As such it is centrally located to the rest of the state. Founded in 1786 as the site of South Carolina's new capital city, it was one of the first planned cities in the United States. The area is often cited for its high quality of life offerings, with its many cultural amenities, parks, and recreational features. Columbia is also home to the University of South Carolina.

    At the confluence of two major rivers, Columbia is one of the best destinations in the country for kayak and canoe enthusiasts. It is also known for its large number of independent theater groups. Columbia was recently one of 30 communities named "America's Most Livable Communities."
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    • South Carolina State House
      0.16 Km from Columbia
      The South Carolina State House is the building housing the government of the U.S. state of South Carolina. The building houses the South Carolina General Assembly and the offices of the Governor and Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina. Until 1971, it also housed the Supreme Court. It is located in the capital city of Columbia near the corner of Gervais and Assembly Streets. The State House is in the Greek Revival style; it is approximately 180 feet (55 m) tall, 300 feet (91 m) long, 100 feet (...
    • First Presbyterian Church (Columbia, South Carolina)
      0.50 Km from Columbia
      The First Presbyterian Church is a historic church building in Columbia, South Carolina. Constructed in 1854, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places on January 25, 1971.
    • New Brookland Tavern
      2.10 Km from Columbia
      New Brookland Tavern is a bar and music venue located in West Columbia, South Carolina. New Brookland Tavern is one of, if not the oldest, continuous running music venues in the Columbia area. It is known for presenting live music 365 days a year. It takes its name from the previous name for West Columbia.
    • Riverbanks Zoo
      3.61 Km from Columbia
      The Riverbanks Zoo and Garden is a 170-acre (69 ha) zoo, aquarium, and botanical garden located along the Saluda River in Columbia, South Carolina, USA. A small portion of the zoo extends into the nearby city of West Columbia. It is operated by the Rich-Lex Riverbanks Park Special Purpose District, a partnership of the city of Columbia and Richland and Lexington counties. It is overseen by the Riverbanks Park Commission, comprising two members each from the three governments and one at-large mem...
    • WGCV
      4.63 Km from Columbia
    • Columbia Place
      9.90 Km from Columbia
      Columbia Place is one of South Carolina's largest shopping malls, with nearly 1,100,000 square feet (100,000 m2) of retail space. The mall is located just off Interstate 20 and Interstate 77 on Two Notch Road in Columbia, South Carolina. Opened in 1977 as Columbia Mall, it was originally anchored by Belk, JCPenney, and Sears. Rich's opened a few months later. Dillard's replaced Belk in 1995 and closed in late 2008. JCPenney left the mall for a new Lifestyle center ten miles (16 km) away in 2007....
    • WVOC
      10.54 Km from Columbia
      WVOC is a news/talk formatted radio station licensed to Columbia, South Carolina and serves the Columbia, South Carolina market. The iHeartMedia, Inc. outlet is licensed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to broadcast at 560 kHz with a transmitter power of 5 kW. The station is operating under the moniker News Radio 560 WVOC.
    • Columbiana Centre
      14.26 Km from Columbia
      Columbiana Centre is a Columbia, South Carolina, shopping mall located off of Interstate 26/U.S. Route 76 on Harbison Blvd that opened in 1990. The regional mall has 820,000 square feet (76,000 m2) of retail space. Its anchors include Belk, Dillard's, and JCPenney. A fourth anchor, Sears, closed in 2014 to be replaced by an expanding Belk in early 2015. In late February 2015, Radio Shack closed its doors in the Columbiana Centre.
    • Church of the Holy Cross (Stateburg, South Carolina)
      46.64 Km from Columbia
      The Church of the Holy Cross is an historic church built in the early 1850s in Stateburg, in the High Hills of Santee near Sumter, South Carolina. Located on land donated earlier by General Thomas Sumter, a resident of Stateburg, its walls were constructed of rammed earth. Across the road from the church is Borough House Plantation, the home of Dr. William Wallace Anderson, chairman of the committee that built the church. In 1820, Dr. Anderson had built his own house of rammed earth on the plant...

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    Graphic showing average weather in Columbia in Celcius and Centimeters (Change to Farenheit and Inches)

    Month Temp °C Rainfall Cm Temp °F Rainfall Inches
    Jan 8.8 84.9 47.8 33.4
    Feb 8.5 92.4 47.3 36.4
    Mar 12 128.1 53.6 50.4
    Apr 17.1 88.5 62.8 34.8
    May 21.6 89.9 70.9 35.4
    Jun 25.5 79.9 77.9 31.5
    Jul 26.5 129.4 79.7 50.9
    Aug 25.7 150.4 78.3 59.2
    Sep 23 100.5 73.4 39.6
    Oct 17.7 63.4 63.9 25
    Nov 11.7 85.8 53.1 33.8
    Dec 7.7 91.8 45.9 36.1

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