St Louis, Missouri, with a population of just over 350,000 people, is one of only three "independent cities" outside of the state of Virginia. This means that it does not belong to any county and has no other local government than that set in place for the city's purpose. The city was named after King Louis IX of France when it was founded in 1763 by two colonial French traders, Pierre Laclede and Rene Auguste Chouteau. The land was later owned by the Spanish, before secretly being traded back to the French and then sold to the United States.


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St Louis is still well known as being the site of the 1904 World's Fair and 1904 Olympic Games, which were the first games ever to be held in the Western Hemisphere. At this time, St Louis was the fourth largest city in the United States. Today, it sits as the fifty-second.

Here at StLouisZip.com we are dedicated to bringing you all of the information you could possibly want or need about the great city of St Louis, Missouri. Whether you're relocating to work at one's of major company headquarters located in town or are stopping in for a visit, this site can help you take advantage of all that St Louis has to offer.

St Louis became known as the "Gateway to the West", due to its large influence in the expansion westward to the Pacific Ocean. This event was commemorated in 1965 with the creation of the Gateway Arch, as part of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial. This arch is now an iconic symbol for the city of St Louis.

Those looking for economic opportunities will find their fair share in St Louis. Nearly three million people occupy the land known as Greater St Louis, which is home to a large collection of both privately and publicly owned companies. Some of these include Enterprise Rent-a-Car, Edward Jones, Energizer, Boeing Integrated Defense Systems, and Purina. In recognition of the city's newfound urban renewal, St Louis was granted the World Leadership Award in 2006.

For those seeking the sites, St Louis is the home of Forest Park, which is bigger than New York City's Central Park and is home to the Muny (an outdoor musical amphitheater) and the St Louis Zoo. Other sites of interest are the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, which is a Pritzker winning architectural building created by Tadao Ando, or the Missouri History Museum, which explores events such as the 1904 World's Fair and Lewis and Clark's exploration of the Louisiana Purchase.

Whether you're heading into town to settle down or just stopping through to experience some of the ragtime, jazz or blues music the city is famous for, there is something for everyone in St Louis, Missouri. And StLouisZip.com can help you find the best of it all.

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