Belmont is a city in Gaston County, North Carolina, United States, located about 15 miles (24 km) west of uptown Charlotte, North Carolina. The population was 8,705 at the 2000 census. Once known as Garibaldi, the city named in honor of August Belmont, a prominent New York banker. Belmont is home to Belmont Abbey College.
Belmont is located at 35°14′40″N 81°2′8″W / 35.24444°N 81.03556°W / 35.24444; -81.03556 (35.244496, -81.035650).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 8.2 square miles (21.3 km²), of which, 8.1 square miles (20.9 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.4 km²) of it (1.82%) is water.