There is lots of information about Charleston available online, which can be very useful to those planning a trip to the state of West Virginia.

            A good place to begin doing some preliminary research is on this Charleston Information page, which was found through Wikipedia.  Here, one can obtain such background information as history and population statistics.

            The West Virginia Tourism Commission website provides tons of useful travel information about the state of West Virginia, much of which is relevant to Charleston. 

            The Official Charleston Convention and Visitor’s Bureau is a great place to find tourism related information about Charleston.  This website has limited information, but their office in the city has much more.

            The City of Charleston Website is a good place to find government and city related information.

            A good way to get to know an unfamiliar area better is by studying its geography.  Get started by looking at a Map of the United States, a Map of West Virginia, and a Map of Charleston.

            For weather information about Charleston, check out this Ten Day Forecast, and this Monthly Weather Averages page.

            Although there are no foreign embassies located in West Virginia, many countries have a location somewhere in the United States (most in Washington D.C.).  For a complete list, including contact and location information, check out this Foreign Embassies List.