|St-louis City Facts|
|Country||USA (United State of America)|
|Counties||St. Louis County|
|Total Area||66.2 sq miles|
|Lat Long Coordinates||38.6300° N, 90.2000° W|
|Time Zome||CST (UTC−06:00)|
|Major Religion||Roman Catholic, Christian|
|Museums||Missouri History Museum,City Museum,Museum of Transportation,Missouri Civil War Museum|
|Universities||Saint Louis University,University of Missouri-St. Louis|
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By 1850s, St. Louis became the largest U.S. city west of Pittsburgh and the second-largest port in the country. The city was separated from St. Louis County and become an independent city on July 4, 1876. The city known by various nicknames, including the "Gateway City", "Gateway to the West" and "Mound City" grew during the 19th and 20th centuries. Being one of the most historic cities in the United States, St. Louis is the largest metropolis in Missouri and the 18th largest Metropolis in the country.
Lambert-St. Louis International Airport and MidAmerica St. Louis Airport serve the city. Metrolink, bus system, light rail train system, passenger train service, streetcar system and trolley service are the forms of transportation in the city. Interstate highways like I-70, I-55, I-44, I-64, I-255, I-170 and I-270 and numerous state and county highways make the road system a well-built one.
Westin St. Louis, Hilton St. Louis Downtown, Drury Plaza Hotel, Hampton Inn - St. Louis Downtown at the Gateway Arch, Renaissance St. Louis Suites Hotel, Ritz-Carlton St. Louis, Renaissance Grand Hotel, Omni Majestic Hotel, Hilton St. Louis Frontenac, Drury Inn and Suites Convention Center, Clubhouse Inn & Suites St. Louis, Marriott St. Louis Airport, Hyatt Regency St. Louis and Staybridge Suites St. Louis are the world-class hotels in the city where the tourists often prefer to spend their nights. The tasty dishes served and the comfy rooms offered attract more people to it.
Summers have daily temperatures of between 57°F to 90°F (14°C to 32°C). By mid September things begin to cool down. This happens to be the best time of the year. Trees look fresh and green like never before. The brilliant shades of red and gold turn trees into spectacular sights.
Winter is slow in starting. Snow fall can be expected only when winter sets in comfortably. There is a good amount of snow fall by the end of December. Several snow falls can be witnessed in the months of January and February. The region has an average snow fall of about 20 inches per year. Snow falls is often replaced by ice storms. But the best thing about winters in St Louis is that it doesn't last long. Warming trends can be felt a couple of weeks after a major snow storm. Winter temperatures range from below 32°F to 55°F (0°C to 13°C).