Facts about Greenville, SC

April 9, 2008

Greenville is located in northwestern South Carolina in the foothills of the Appalachian mountains, on the banks of the Reedy River, about 145 miles northeast of Atlanta, Georgia and 100 miles southwest of Charlotte, North Carolina.
Greenville’s elevation is 1,000 – 3,500 feet above sea level.

Quick Facts about Greenville, SC :

3 Sister Cities – Bergamo, Italy; Kortrijk Belgium; and Tianjin Free Trade Zone, People’s Republic of China.Latitude 34.85 Longitude 82.40

Greenville ZIP Codes 29601, 29605, 29607, 29609, 29611, 29615 / Greenville County, Area Code 864

Greenville’s Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time: (GMT -5 hours, DST: GMT -4 hours). Daylight Saving Time is observed from the second Sunday in March to the first Sunday in November.
The amount of land area in Greenville is 65.005 sq. kilometers / 25.38 sq. miles.

Population in 2006 in Greenville county ca. 420,000
Population in 2006 in Greenville city limits ca. 56,000

Average highest temperature in July 88 Fahrenheit / 31 Grad Celsius and lowest average temperature 68 Fahrenheit / 20 Grad Celsius.
Average highest temperature in Januar is 50 Fahrenheit / 10 Grad Celsius and lowest average temperature 34 Fahrenheit / 1 Grad Celsius.

Electrical System is 120 V / 60 Hz.

International Phone Code for U.S. is 001 and the Greenville Area Code is 864. To call Greenville from abroad, call 001 + 864 + local number. To call international numbers from the U.S., call 011 + international code + area code + local number. To make a long distance call inside the U.S. call 1 + area code + local code.

For measurements use our -> conversion tables

5 % sales tax is added to the price of most goods and services. Certain counties and some services have an additional 1 % local sales tax.-> Tax Information.

It is common to tip for some services:
Waitress: 15-20 % of the bill
Taxi drivers: 15%
Hairdresser: 15%

Federal Holidays:
New Year’s Day / January 1st
Martin Luther King Day / 3rd Monday in January
President’s Day / in February
Memorial Day / Last Monday in May
Independence Day / July 4th
Labor Day / 1st Monday in September
Columbus Day / 2nd Monday in September
Veterans Day / in November
Thanksgiving / 4th Thursday in November
Christmas / December 25th

When a holiday falls on a non-workday -Saturday or Sunday- the holiday usually is observed on Monday or Friday.
If the holiday falls on Sunday it is observed on Monday; if the holiday falls on a Saturday the holiday usually is observed on Friday.

© Flavia Westerwelle


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