St Louis is a Mississippi River cruise port and city in Missouri USA, with total area approx 170 km2 (66 ml2) and population around 320,000 people (metro over 2,8 million), ranking it state's 2nd-largest (after Kansas City).
- The port city developed along the Mississippi River's western bank. The river here forms the border between the states of Missouri and Illinois.
- 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.
- St Louis architecture exhibits various monumental, commercial and residential architecture. St Louis is famous for the Gateway Arch, which is the tallest monument built in the United States at 190 m (630 ft).
- The city operates over 100 parks, with amenities including lakes, picnic areas, concert areas, sports facilities and playgrounds.
- As of April 2017 St Louis City has the highest murder rate in the United States, with a total of 188 homicides in 2015 (which means 59.3 homicides per 100,000 inhabitants).
- River transportation is available via the Port of St Louis, which is 31 km (19,3 ml) of riverbank on Mississippi River that handles over 32 million tons of freight per year. The Port is the second largest inland port by trip-ton miles, as well as the third largest by tonnage in the US, with more than 100 docking facilities for barge shipping and sixteen public terminals on the river. In 2012 and 2013 the Port Authority added a couple of new small fire and rescue craft.
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