St. Charles, Missouri

St. Charles County


Saint Charles is a town with 65 794 inhabitants ( 2010) in the U.S. state of Missouri. It is located 30 km northwest of St. Louis in the metropolitan area and is part of the St. Charles County. She is considered one of the oldest cities west of the Mississippi.

From 1821 to 1826 she was the first official capital of Missouri. This is evidenced in the present nor the First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site. In St. Charles also the beginning of the Katy Trail State Park, a 360 km long walking path is located on a former railway line.

Saint Charles is twinned with the German city of Ludwigsburg in Baden- Württemberg.