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The West Virginia state capital is Charleston.

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The population of Weirton is approximately 22,124 (1990), 19746 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 9,642 (1990), 8839 (2010).

The amount of land area in Weirton is 46.477 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 3.603 sq kilometers.
The distance from Weirton to Washington DC is 220 miles. The distance to the West Virginia state capital is 152 miles. (as the crow flies)
Weirton is positioned 40.40 degrees north of the equator and 80.56 degrees west of the prime meridian.

The city bird is the Redbird.

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Weirton location: in the northern panhandle of West Virginia along the Ohio River. It is 28 miles north of Wheeling and 30 miles southwest of Pittsburgh.

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Weirton history:

Weirton was founded in 1909 by Ernest T. Weir, founder of Weirton Steel Company. The city was named for this man. It was incorporated in 1947. Before incorporation, Weirton was made up of five communities--Hollidays Cove, Weircrest, Weirton Heights, Marland Heights, and downtown Weirton.

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Weirton, West Virginia is the only place in the country where a state is only one city wide. We are bordered on the West by Ohio and on the East by Pennsylvania

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