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The United States of America is a country in North America that extends from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean and shares land borders with Canada and Mexico. The United States is a federal constitutional republic, with its capital in Washington, D.C., District of Columbia.
Anniston is a city in Calhoun County in Alabama, a state of the United States of America. As of the 2000 census, the population of the city is 24,276. According to the 2005 U.S. Census estimates, the city had a population of 23,741. The city is the county seat of Calhoun County and one of two urban centers/principal cities of and included in the Anniston-Oxford metropolitan statistical area.
The city was founded in 1872 as a private enterprise by the Woodstock Iron Company, organized by Samuel Noble and Gen. Daniel Tyler but was not opened for general settlement until twelve years later. It was chartered as a city in 1879.
Anniston long has served as a cultural center for northeastern Alabama. The Alabama Shakespeare festival was founded in the city in 1972 before moving to Montgomery in 1985. The Knox concert series regularly brings world-renowned musical and dance productions to the area. The city also is home to the Anniston Museum of Natural History and the Berman Museum of world history.
In the city the population was spread out with 23.6 percent under the age of 18, 8.7 percent from 18 to 24, 25.7 percent from 25 to 44, 23.3 percent from 45 to 64, and 18.7 percent who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 83.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.5 males.
The Anniston Metropolitan Airport is a general aviation facility, south of the city proper, in Oxford. Its single asphalt runway is 7,000 feet long and 150 feet wide. Anniston is home to the United States army's Anniston army depot which is used for the maintenance of most army tracked vehicles. As it is often regarded as among the most beautiful parts and one of the most visited places amongst the most die-hard travelers the world over.

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