Pittsburgh (pronounced /ˈpɪtsbərɡ/ (deprecatit template)) is the seicont-lairgest ceety in the U.S. Commonweel o Pennsylvanie an the coonty seat o Allegheny Coonty. Regionally, it anchors the lairgest urban aurie o Appalachie[2] an the Ohio River Valley, an naitionally, it is the 22nt-lairgest urban aurie in the Unitit States.[3][4] The estimatit population o the ceety in 2009 wis 311,647,[5] while the seiven-coonty metropolitan aurie wis estimatit at 2,354,957.[6] Dountoun Pittsburgh retains substantial economic influence, rankin at 25t in the naition for jobs athin the urban core an 6t in job density.[7] The characteristic shape o Pittsburgh's central business destrict is a triangular tract carved bi the confluence o the Allegheny an Monongahela rivers, which form the Ohio River. The ceety features 151 heich-rise biggins,[8] 446 brigs,[9] twa inclined railways, an a pre-revolutionary fortification. Pittsburgh is kent colloquially as "The Ceety o Brigs" an "The Steel Ceety" for its mony brigs an umwhile steel manufacturin base.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvanie
Ceety o Pittsburgh
Clockwise: Cathedral o Learning at the Varsity o Pittsburgh; Pittsburgh skyline; Carnegie Mellon Varsity; PNC Park; Duquesne Incline
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Location in Allegheny Coonty, Pennsylvanie
Location in Allegheny Coonty, Pennsylvanie
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvanie is locatit in the Unitit States
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvanie
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvanie
Location in the US
Coordinates: 40°26′30″N 80°00′00″W / 40.44167°N 80.00000°W / 40.44167; -80.00000Coordinates: 40°26′30″N 80°00′00″W / 40.44167°N 80.00000°W / 40.44167; -80.00000
KintraUnitit States
CommonweelPennsylvanie
CoontyAllegheny
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Historic ColoniesRoyal Standard of King Louis XIV.svg Flag of Quebec.svg VirginiaColonyArmsRetouch.png Flag of Virginia.svg
Settled1717
FoonditNovember 27, 1758
Municipal incorporationAprile 16, 1771 (Tounship)
Aprile 22, 1794 (Borough)
Mairch 18, 1816 (Ceety)
Foondit biGeorge Washington,
General John Forbes
Named for"The Great Commoner": Prime Meenister William Pitt
Govrenment
 • TeepMayor-Cooncil
 • MayorBill Peduto (D)
 • Ceety Cooncil
 • State Hoose
 • State SenateJim Ferlo (D)
Jay Costa (D)
 • U.S. HouseMike Doyle (D)
Area
 • Ceety151 km2 (58.3 sq mi)
 • Laund144 km2 (55.5 sq mi)
 • Water7 km2 (2.8 sq mi)  4.8%
 • Metro
13,840 km2 (5343 sq mi)
Highest elevation
420 m (1370 ft)
Lowest elevation
220 m (710 ft)
Population
 • Ceety305,841
 • RankUS: 62nt
 • Density2,140/km2 (5540/sq mi)
 • Urban
1,733,853 (US: 27t)
 • Metro
2,360,867 (US: 22nt)
 • CSA
2659937 (US: 20t)
 • GMP
$131.3 billion (23rd)
Demonym(s)Pittsburgher or Yinzer
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastren Staundart Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (Eastren Daylicht Time)
ZIP Code
Area code(s)412, 724, 878
FIPS code42-61000
GNIS feature ID1213644
ExpresswaysI-279.svg I-376.svg I-579.svg PA-28.svg PA-65.svg
WatterwaysOhio River,
Monongahela River,
Allegheny River,
Chartiers Creek,
Saw Mill Run,
Becks Run
TransitPort Authority Transit,
Univ. o Pittsburgh Transit
RailPenn Station
Capitol Limited, Pennsylvanian
WebsitePittsburghPA.gov

Sister ceetiesEedit

Pittsburgh haes seiventeen sister ceeties:[10][11]

ReferencesEedit

  1. "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 Juin 2014.
  2. Pittsburgh: The Paris of Appalachia | Rust Wire
  3. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 7 Juin 2011.
  4. Bowling, Brian (24 Mairch 2010). "Census: More people arrive than leave for first time in almost 20 years". Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Retrieved 1 October 2010.
  5. "US Census 2009 Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places over 100,000".
  6. "US Census 2009 metropolitan and micropolitan statistical area population".
  7. Miller, Harold (3 August 2008). "Regional Insights: Pittsburgh is a national player in jobs per square mile but needs more population". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved 6 August 2008.
  8. "High-rise Buildings of Pittsburgh". Emporis.com. Retrieved 11 Apryle 2009.
  9. "Pittsburgh has Plenty of Bridges". KDKA-TV. 16 Juin 2006. Retrieved 8 Julie 2009.[deid airtin]
  10. "Sister Cities Online Directory: Pennsylvania, USA." Sister Cities International. Retrieved on January 26, 2008.
  11. "Pittsburgh Has New Vietnamese Sister City". WTAE-TV. 2 December 2008. Retrieved 3 December 2008.
  12. Omiya city home page archive
  13. "Official portal of City of Skopje - Skopje Sister Cities". © 2006-2009 City of Skopje. Retrieved 14 Julie 2009. freemit airtin in |publisher= (help)
  14. "Pittsburgh Sister Cities Association". GlobalPittsburgh.org. Retrieved 2 August 2010.