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.
Benigno Numine ("With the benevolent deity")
|Coordinates: 40°26′23″N 79°58′35″W / 40.43972°N 79.97639°WCoordinates: 40°26′23″N 79°58′35″W / 40.43972°N 79.97639°W|
|Founded||November 27, 1758|
|Named for||"The Great Commoner": Prime Minister William Pitt|
|• Mayor||Ed Gainey (D)|
|• City Council|
|• City||58.35 sq mi (151.12 km2)|
|• Land||55.38 sq mi (143.43 km2)|
|• Water||2.97 sq mi (7.69 km2)|
|Highest elevation||1,370 ft (420 m)|
|Lowest elevation||710 ft (220 m)|
|• Rank||68th in the United States|
2nd in Pennsylvania
|• Density||5,470.77/sq mi (2,112.33/km2)|
|• Metro||2,370,930 (27th)|
|Time zone||UTC−5 (Eastern Standard Time)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−4 (Eastern Daylight Time)|
35 total ZIP codes:
|Area codes||412, 724, 878|
|GNIS feature ID||1213644|
|Major airports||Pittsburgh International Airport, Arnold Palmer Regional Airport|
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.
- ↑ "2021 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 14, 2020.
- ↑ "QuickFacts: Pittsburgh city, Pennsylvania". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 14, 2021.
- ↑ "2020 Population and Housing State Data". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 14, 2021.
- ↑ "Approved Markers". Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Retrieved December 26, 2018.
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