St Louis is a city and river port in the USA's Missouri state. The city developed along the Mississippi River's western bank. The river here forms the border between the states of Missouri and Illinois. In 2010, The city of Saint Louis has a population of around 315,000, making it the 60th-most populous in the USA and the Missouri's 2nd-largest (after Kansas City). The St Louis metropolitan area includes the city and nearby areas in both Illinois and Missouri. The city was established in 1764 by Auguste Chouteau and Pierre Laclede. It is named after king Louis IX of France. First claimed by France, the region in which the town stands was ceded to Spain, following France's defeat in the Seven Years' War. The territory east of Mississippi River was ceded to Great Britain. From 1762 until 1803 the present-day Missouri area was part of Spanish Louisiana.
After the USA acquired this territory in Louisiana Purchase, St Louis developed as a major Mississippi river port. In late-19th century, Saint Louis was ranked the USA's 4th-largest city. In 1877 it separated from the St Louis County, becoming an independent city, thus limiting its political boundaries. In 1904, the city hosted the events Louisiana Purchase Exposition and Summer Olympics.
Highlights: Gateway Arch, Union Station, Forest Park
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