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Lynchburg City Hall
Bank of the James in Lynchburg
Lynchburg historical marker
Percival's Island section of James River walking trail in Lynchburg

Lynchburg is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 75,568. The 2014 census estimates a increase to 79,047.<ref name="QF">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains along the banks of the James River, Lynchburg is known as the "City of Seven Hills" or "The Hill City".<ref name="LHF">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> Lynchburg was the only major city in Virginia that was not captured by the Union before the end of the American Civil War.<ref>Spencer Tucker, American Civil War : the definitive encyclopedia and document collection (Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2013), 1174.</ref>

Lynchburg is the principal city of the Metropolitan Statistical Area of Lynchburg, near the geographic center of Virginia. It is the fifth largest MSA in Virginia with a population of 254,171<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> and hosts several institutions of higher education. Other nearby cities include Roanoke, Charlottesville, and Danville. Lynchburg's sister cities are Rueil-Malmaison, France and Glauchau, Germany.


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Lynchburg City Hall
Bank of the James in Lynchburg
Lynchburg historical marker
Percival's Island section of James River walking trail in Lynchburg

Lynchburg is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 75,568. The 2014 census estimates a increase to 79,047.<ref name="QF">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains along the banks of the James River, Lynchburg is known as the "City of Seven Hills" or "The Hill City".<ref name="LHF">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> Lynchburg was the only major city in Virginia that was not captured by the Union before the end of the American Civil War.<ref>Spencer Tucker, American Civil War : the definitive encyclopedia and document collection (Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2013), 1174.</ref>

Lynchburg is the principal city of the Metropolitan Statistical Area of Lynchburg, near the geographic center of Virginia. It is the fifth largest MSA in Virginia with a population of 254,171<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> and hosts several institutions of higher education. Other nearby cities include Roanoke, Charlottesville, and Danville. Lynchburg's sister cities are Rueil-Malmaison, France and Glauchau, Germany.


Lynchburg, Virginia sections
Intro  History  Geography and climate  Demographics  Economy  Education  Health care  Transportation  Arts and culture  Attractions and entertainment  Sports and recreation  Neighborhoods  Media  See also  Notes  References  Further reading  External links  

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