Pittsburgh

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Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh Skyline
Phipps Conservatory
Duquesne Incline
PNC Park
Cathedral of Learning
Nickname(s): 
Motto(s): 
Benigno Numine ("With the benevolent deity")
Interactive maps of Pittsburgh
Coordinates: 40°26′23″N 79°58′35″W / 40.43972°N 79.97639°W / 40.43972; -79.97639Coordinates: 40°26′23″N 79°58′35″W / 40.43972°N 79.97639°W / 40.43972; -79.97639
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountyAllegheny
Historic empires
Historic colonies
FoundedNovember 27, 1758
Municipal incorporation
  • April 22, 1794 (borough)
  • March 18, 1816 (city)
Founded by
Named for"The Great Commoner": Prime Minister William Pitt
Government
 • TypeMayor-council
 • MayorEd Gainey (D)
 • City Council
List
  • Bobby Wilson
  • Theresa Kail-Smith (president)
  • Bruce Kraus
  • Anthony Coghill
  • Corey O'Connor
  • Daniel Lavelle
  • Deborah Gross
  • Erika Strassburger
  • Ricky Burgess
Area
 • City58.35 sq mi (151.12 km2)
 • Land55.38 sq mi (143.43 km2)
 • Water2.97 sq mi (7.69 km2)
Highest elevation
1,370 ft (420 m)
Lowest elevation
710 ft (220 m)
Population
 • City302,971
 • Rank68th in the United States
2nd in Pennsylvania
 • Density5,470.77/sq mi (2,112.33/km2)
 • Metro2,370,930 (27th)
Demonym(s)Pittsburgher, Yinzer
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern Standard Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (Eastern Daylight Time)
ZIP Code
35 total ZIP codes:
  • 15106, 15120–15121, 15201, 15203–15208, 15210–15222, 15224, 15226–15228, 15230, 15232–15235, 15237, 15239, 15289, 15229
Area codes412, 724, 878
FIPS code42-61000
GNIS feature ID1213644
Major airportsPittsburgh International Airport, Arnold Palmer Regional Airport
InterstatesI-79.svg I-279.svg I-376.svg I-576.svg I-579.svg
Rapid TransitPittsburgh Light Rail (logo).svg Port Authority Allegheny County Logo.svg
Websitepittsburghpa.gov
Designated1946[4]

Pittsburgh is a city in the American state of Pennsylvania. The city was known in the 20th century for its steel industry. However, with the collapse of United States steel industry in the 1980s, the economy of Pittsburgh is now mostly based on healthcare, education, technology, and financial services. It is also the home of the Pittsburgh Steelers football team, who have won the Super Bowl six times, the Pittsburgh Pirates, the Pittsburgh Penguins hockey team, the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University. Pittsburgh is the county seat for Allegheny County. The Allegheny and Monongahela rivers meet in Pittsburgh and form the Ohio River.

Pittsburgh is in western Pennsylvania. It has a population of 312,819 people and a metro population of almost 2,400,040 people. Pittsburgh was the most livable city in the United States in 2007. In 2014 Pittsburgh was ranked sixth in the country for polluted cities by the American Lung Association.

The French and Indian War started when George Washington went to Pittsburgh. Later it was a center of the Whiskey Rebellion.

The city is served by the Pittsburgh International Airport.

References[change | change source]

  1. "2021 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 14, 2020.
  2. "QuickFacts: Pittsburgh city, Pennsylvania". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 14, 2021.
  3. "2020 Population and Housing State Data". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 14, 2021.
  4. "Approved Markers". Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Retrieved December 26, 2018.

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