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St. Louis, Missouri is the second-largest city in Missouri, . It is located on the eastern border of the state, near the confluence of the Mississippi and the Missouri Rivers. As of 2020, the city proper had a population of around 301,500,[1] while the bi-state metropolitan area, which extends into Illinois, had an estimated population of over 2.8 million, making it the largest metropolitan area in Missouri, the second-largest in Illinois, and the 20th-largest in the United States.

St. Louis became part of the United States due to the Louisiana Purchase;[2] the city was then the point of embarkation for the Corps of Discovery on the Lewis and Clark Expedition. In the 19th century, St. Louis became a major port on the Mississippi River. From the 1870 census until the 1920 census, it was counted as the fourth-largest city in the country. It separated from St. Louis County in 1877, becoming an independent city and limiting its own political boundaries.

Major research universities include Saint Louis University and Washington University in St. Louis.

Elections[edit | edit source]

St. Louis changed its method of selecting the mayor to Approval Voting. See w:2021 St. Louis mayoral election to learn more about the first election using Approval.

Advocacy[edit | edit source]

see also: Advocacy/United States/Central
  1. "2020 Census Demographic Data Map Viewer". Retrieved Aug 13, 2021.
  2. "Louisiana Purchase - United States history". Archived from the original on May 1, 2015. Retrieved August 10, 2017.