Belmont is a city located in the County of Pleasants of West Virginia state. It is part of the Marietta-Vienna-Parkersburg WV-OH MSA. With a total area of about 1.2 sq. miles, Belmont is located at an elevated height of about 645 ft. above the ground level. There is the Pleasants power plant located here. The Ohio river is located nearby and flows down just beside the city. Tourism and trade are other principal economic activities of the local residents.