Columbia is located in the heart of the state of South Carolina, serving as the state's capital. The city has a population of approximately 131,690 residents, making it the largest city in the state. The name "Columbia" comes from a poetic term for the Americas dervied from Christopher Columbus. Columbia was the location of the South Carolina Secession Convention, marking the secession of the first state from the Union leading up to the Civil War, making it a very significant city in American history. Columbia has been at the center of several historical events throughout the twentieth century, and most recently has seen a revitalization of the downtown area. Today, residents enjoy the historical significance of Columbia while also taking advantage of all the modern ammenities it has to offer.
Residents enjoy paddling and kayaking in the Congaree River, concerts in the Colonial Life Arena, the South Carolina State Museum, unique shops and restaurants, and other ammenities offered to locals and visitors alike. The city is also home to many recreational parks, including Finlay Park, which hosts everything from festivals to road races to political rallies. Other parks include Memorial Park, Granby Park, Congaree National Park, Riverfront Park, and Sesquicentennial State Park.
Columbia is home to several public school districts and many private schools for parents to choose from. In addition to primary education, the city is also home to several institutions of higher learning, including the University of South Carolina which has 350 degree programs and enrolls more that 27,500 students each year. Other colleges and universities in the area include: Allen University, Columbia College, Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary, Virginia College, and more.
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