9 Facts About Richmond Virginia

1. City of Richmond Virginia operates 28 elementary schools, nine middle schools, and eight high schools, serving a total student population of 24,000 students.

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2. The current mayor of Richmond Virginia is Levar Stoney who was elected in 2016.

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3. In 2015, Richmond Virginia hosted the 2015 UCI Road World Championships, which had cyclists from 76 countries and an economic impact on the Greater Richmond Region estimated to be $158.1 million, from both event staging and visitor spending.

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4. In spite of this, Richmond Virginia contains many historically significant buildings and districts.

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5. One of the most notable Richmond Virginia-based agencies is The Martin Agency, founded in 1965 and currently employing 500 people.

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6. The city of Richmond Virginia is home to 19 Catholic parishes.

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7. In 2005, Richmond Virginia was ranked as the fifth most dangerous city overall and the 12th most dangerous metropolitan area in the United States.

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8. In 1970, Richmond Virginia's borders expanded by an additional 27 square miles on the south.

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9. In May 1914, Richmond Virginia became the headquarters of the Fifth District of the Federal Reserve Bank.

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