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Charleston, South Carolina, USA

Charleston is a city in Charleston County, South Carolina in the U.S. state of South Carolina. It is located just south of the mid-point of South Carolina’s coastline, at the confluence of the Ashley and Cooper Rivers.

Charleston boasts many historic buildings, art and historical museums, and other attractions. The current downtown skyline, is dominated by church steeples and the stunning Arthur Ravenel cable-stay bridge completed in 2005 over the Cooper River.

The city is a major port on the eastern seaboard of the US and a popular destination for domestic and international tourists.

Things to See & Do

* The Battery and White Point Gardens
* Charleston Museum
* Fort Sumter
* French Quarter
* The Market

General information

Cruise Season – May – October
Currency – United States Dollar (USD)
Language – English
Land Area – 361.2 km²
Population – 126,600 approx
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time – GMT minus five hours
International Country Telephone Code – 1

Port Location – The Port of Charleston consists of five terminals. Three are on the Harbor and the other two are on the Cooper River just north of Charleston’s bustling harbor.

Travel Links – Charleston is served by Charleston International Airport, located about 12 miles northwest of historic downtown.

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