Winston Salem, North Carolina
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Winston-Salem is a city in the U.S. state of North Carolina.
As of the 2000 census, the city population was 185,776; in 2004 the city annexed an additional 17,483
raising the population to 223,000.
It is the county seat and largest city of Forsyth County and the third-largest city in the state.
Winston-Salem is a prominent municipality in the Piedmont Triad region and is home to one of the
tallest office buildings in the region, the Wachovia Center.
It is often referred to as the "Twin City" for its dual heritage, although "Camel City" is another popular nickname,
referring to the city's prominent tobacco industry (after Camel cigarettes).
Many locals, however, use the shortened name "Winston" in informal speech.
Winston-Salem is the home of Wake Forest University, a nationally distinguished private university.
The Old Salem district and related Historic Bethabara site are the city's oldest historical attractions.
Also of historical interest is Reynolda Village (which includes Reynolda Gardens and the
Reynolda House Museum of American Art).
Other sites of interest include the Horne Creek Historic Farm, Tanglewood Park, the SciWorks educational facility,
and SECCA, the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art.
The city's major sports and entertainment venues are organized in a group known as the
Winston-Salem Entertainment-Sports Complex.
The Winston-Salem metropolitan area (MSA) has an estimated population of 441,607 according to the 2004 estimate
by the U.S. Census Bureau.
The combined statistical area (CSA) of Greensboro/Winston-Salem/High Point has a population of 1,513,576 as of 2006.
Source: US Bureau of the Census Released April 2006
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