It lies at the confluence of the Saluda River and the Broad River, which merge at Columbia to form the Congaree River.
Columbia is home to the University of South Carolina, the state's flagship and largest university, and is also the site of Fort Jackson, the largest United States Army installation for Basic Combat Training.
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