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1. The capital of Virginia, in the east-central part of the state on the James River north of Petersburg. Settled in the 1600s, it became the capital of Virginia in 1779 and was strategically important in the American Revolution and the Civil War, during which it was the capital of the Confederacy. The evacuation of Richmond by Confederate troops on April 3, 1865, led to Gen. Robert E. Lee's surrender to Gen. Ulysses S. Grant on April 9.
2. A city of northern California on an inlet of San Francisco Bay north-northwest of Oakland. It is a port and industrial center.
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1. (Placename) a borough of Greater London, on the River Thames: formed in 1965 by the amalgamation of Barnes, Richmond, and Twickenham; site of Hampton Court Palace and the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew. Pop: 179 200 (2003 est). Area: 55 sq km (21 sq miles). Official name: Richmond-upon-Thames
2. (Placename) a town in N England, in North Yorkshire: Norman castle. Pop: 8178 (2001)
3. (Placename) a port in E Virginia, the state capital, at the falls of the James River: developed after the establishment of a trading post (1637); scene of the Virginia Conventions of 1774 and 1775; Confederate capital in the American Civil War. Pop: 194 729 (2003 est)
4. (Placename) a county of SW New York City: coextensive with Staten Island borough; consists of Staten Island and several smaller islands
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(ˈrɪtʃ mənd)

1. former name of Staten Island (def. 2).
2. the capital of Virginia, in the E part on the James River: capital of the Confederacy 1861–65. 198,267.
3. Also called Rich′mond-upon`-Thames′. a borough of Greater London, England, on the Thames River. 163,000.
4. a seaport in W California, on San Francisco Bay. 81,220.
5. a city in E Indiana. 41,349.
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Noun1.Richmond - capital of the state of Virginia located in the east central part of the stateRichmond - capital of the state of Virginia located in the east central part of the state; was capital of the Confederacy during the American Civil War
Old Dominion, Old Dominion State, VA, Virginia - a state in the eastern United States; one of the original 13 colonies; one of the Confederate States in the American Civil War
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Between 2006 and 2010, Ms Dodds served as a councillor in the North Richmond ward of Richmond-upon-Thames in London.
You might want to consider a move to Richmond-Upon-Thames, which despite all of its train and tube stations being in zones three to six, comes out top in a survey of the best London boroughs when it comes to commuting.
In contrast, Wokingham, Reading, West Berkshire and Richmond-upon-Thames all recorded admission rates below 500.
Leafy Richmond-upon-Thames was named the happiest place in London for the fourth year in a row, and was 29th overall.
In Richmond-upon-Thames, London, the figure for men is 69.9 years.
| Ham House and Garden in Richmond-upon-Thames took a starring role in Disney's actionpacked blockbuster John Carter (2012).
The final award winner will be announced on July 1 at London's Grosvenor House Hotel, where Holmes will be up against Erick Kervaon from the Bingham in Richmond-upon-Thames and Peter Avis of the Babylon at The Roof Gardens in London.
| CAMPAIGNER: Trish Cooper, of New Mill, whose brother Steven (below) disappeared in 2008, at a tree planting memorial ceremony in London, with Richmond-upon-Thames Mayor, Meena Bond
According to the press, Sam Woodhead, from Richmond-Upon-Thames, disappeared for three days after he set out for a jog from a cattle station in Queensland.
SPONSORS William Hill yesterday announced that the traditonal Derby Lunch will this year be held at the Richmond Hill Hotel, Richmond-upon-Thames on Monday week, June 6 (noon).