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Charlottesville (shärˈlətsvĭl), city (2020 pop. 46,553), seat of Albemarle co., central Va., on the Rivanna River, in a Piedmont farm region known for its apples; founded 1762, chartered as a city 1888. Electronic and computer equipment are made there and the Univ. of Virginia, founded by Thomas Jefferson, is located in the city (see Virginia, Univ. of). British Gen. John Burgoyne's captured army was quartered nearby in 1779–80, and in 1781 Sir Banastre Tarleton raided the city. Nearby are Monticello, home of Thomas Jefferson; Highland (later renamed Ash Lawn), the plantation of James Monroe; the birthplaces of Meriwether Lewis and George Rogers Clark; and Michie Tavern Museum. The Institute of Textile Technology is also located there.
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Charlottesville (Independent City), Virginia

605 E Main St
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Phone: (434) 970-3101
Fax: (434) 970-3890

In central VA, 70 mi. northwest of Richmond. Established 1762; incorporated as a town in 1802; as a city in 1888. Site of University of VA. Serves as county seat for Albemarle County. Name Origin: For Princess Charlotte Sophia of Mecklenberg-Stelitz (1744-1818), wife of King George III (1738-1820) of Great Britian

Area (sq mi):: 10.26 (land 10.26; water 0.00) Population per square mile: 3941.20
Population 2005: 40,437 State rank: 41 Population change: 2000-20005 -10.20%; 1990-2000 11.70% Population 2000: 45,049 (White 68.40%; Black or African American 22.20%; Hispanic or Latino 2.40%; Asian 4.90%; Other 3.20%). Foreign born: 6.90%. Median age: 25.60
Income 2000: per capita $16,973; median household $31,007; Population below poverty level: 25.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $33,393-$35,303
Unemployment (2004): 4.70% Unemployment change (from 2000): 2.10% Median travel time to work: 16.60 minutes Working outside county of residence: 44.70%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Counties USA: A Directory of United States Counties, 3rd Edition. © 2006 by Omnigraphics, Inc.
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The deadly car-ramming capped a day of tension and physical clashes between hundreds of white nationalists and neo-Nazis who had gathered in Charlottesville for a "Unite the Right" rally, and groups of demonstrators opposed to them.
A 21-year-old neo-Nazi is serving life in prison after driving his car into a group of counter-protestors following the August 2017 gathering of white supremacists in Charlottesville.
The decision to keep all the schools in the city closed for a day was taken after the Charlottesville Police Department (CPD) received an email from a concerned citizen, around 3 p.m.
Charlottesville City Councilor Wes Bellamy said he hopes the verdict "allows our community to take another step toward healing and moving forward."
Prior to being named market president, Roberts was a business services office in Charlottesville.
In Charlottesville, the mother of the woman killed at last summer's rally visited the site of the attack, saying the country's racial wounds still have not healed.
Taking to his official Twitter handle, Trump said, "The riots in Charlottesville a year ago resulted in senseless death and division.
Located two hours southwest of Washington, D.C., the Charlottesville area is home to Thomas Jefferson's Monticello and the University of Virginia, both of which have been designated UNESCO World Heritage sites.
The deadly melee in Charlottesville, Virginia, on August 12 was a turning point for "Antifa," the so-called "antifascist" thugs who have been rampaging and rioting throughout America for the past year.
Transgender Law Center executive director Kris Hayashi admitted what many of us felt: "Chilled and heartbroken, though unfortunately not surprised, by the white supremacist violence taking place in Charlottesville. The hate driving these racist, xenophobic, anti-Semitic, anti-LGBT acts is deeply embedded in this country and in the ongoing attacks and violence against trans communities, particularly trans women of color."
"We refuse to be silent in response to the horrible events that took place in Charlottesville, Virginia, and acts of hate that have been perpetrated here in Canada--including incidents of bigoted graffiti, the dissemination of racist propaganda, and white nationalist rallies," said the statement, which was drafted by the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA), an advocacy group for Canadian Jewish groups, with input from a number of signatories.
Questioned about Charlottesville, the Foreign Secretary told BBC Radio 4's Today programme: "I think he got it totally wrong and I thought it was a great shame that he failed to make a clear and fast distinction, which we all are able to make, between fascists and anti-fascists, between Nazis and anti-Nazis."

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