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Lynchburg is an independent city located in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
As of the 2007 census, the city has a total population of 71,282, growing from 67,720 in 2006.
Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains along the banks of the James River,
Lynchburg is known as the "City of Seven Hills", "The Hill City" and sometimes described as "A City Unto Itself"
because it is not located within any county limits, but a city in the middle of Amherst, Bedford, Campbell and
The 2,122 square mile Metropolitan Statistical Area of Lynchburg is near the geographic center of Virginia and
encompasses Amherst County, Appomattox County, Bedford County, Campbell County, City of Bedford, and
City of Lynchburg.
It is the fifth largest MSA in Virginia with a population of 239,510.
Other nearby cities include Roanoke, Charlottesville and Danville.
Lynchburg's sister cities are Rueil-Malmaison, France and Glauchau, Germany.
Lynchburg is the home of Central Virginia Community College, Christ College, Liberty University, Lynchburg College,
Randolph College, and Virginia University of Lynchburg.
The Lynchburg MSA also includes Sweet Briar College.
Lynchburg is the regional center for commerce and retail.
Industries within the Lynchburg MSA include nuclear technology, pharmaceuticals and material handling.
A diversity of small businesses with the region has helped maintain a stable economy and minimized the
downturns of the national economy.
Reaching as high as 1st place (tied) in 2007, Lynchburg has been within the Top 10 Digital Cities survey for
its population since the survey's inception in 2004.
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