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Baltimore, Maryland
A view of the Baltimore skyline from above.
Official flag of Baltimore, Maryland
Official seal of Baltimore, Maryland
Flag Seal
Nickname: "Monument City", "Charm City", "Mob Town", "B-more"
Motto: "Get In On It" (formerly "The City That Reads" and "The Greatest City in America"; "BELIEVE" is not the official motto but rather a specific campaign)'"
Location
Location of Baltimore in Maryland
Coordinates 39°17′11″N, 76°36′54″W
Government
Country
State
County
United States
Maryland
Independent City
Founded
Incorporated
1729
1797
Mayor Martin J. O'Malley (D)
Geographical characteristics
Area  
  City 238.5 km²  (92.1 sq mi)
    Land   209.3 km²  (80.8 sq mi)
    Water   29.2 km² (11.3 sq mi)
Elevation 10 m  (33 ft)
Population  
  City (2004) 636,251
    Density   3,039/km²
  Urban 2,178,000
  Metro 2,639,213
Time zone
  Summer (DST)
EST (UTC-5)
EDT (UTC-6)
Website: www.baltimorecity.gov
"Baltimore" redirects here. For other uses, see Baltimore (disambiguation).

Baltimore is an independent city located in the U.S. state of Maryland on the eastern coast of the United States of America. As of 2005, the population was 641,943, down slightly from 643,304 in 2004, but higher than the century-long low of 636,251 in 2000. The Baltimore–Towson metropolitan area, as of 2004, was estimated to have a population of 2.6 million.[1] Baltimore is the largest city in Maryland and serves as the state's major cultural and industrial center. The city is named after the founding proprietor of the Maryland Colony, Lord Baltimore. Baltimore became the second leading port of entry for immigrants to the United States during the 1800s. The city is a major U.S. seaport, situated closer to major midwestern markets than any other major seaport on the East Coast. Baltimore Harbor is one of the best protected deepwater seaports in the world, with the Delmarva Peninsula shielding the area from most hurricanes and tropical storms, and the Appalachian Mountains protecting the city from much of the winter cold that would freeze the harbor. Image File history File links Baltimorehab. ... Flag of City of Baltimore File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Seal of the City of Baltimore File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The Seal of Baltimore is the official government emblem of the City of Baltimore, Maryland in the United States. ... // A nickname is a short, clever, cute, derogatory, or otherwise substitute name for a person or things real name (for example, Bob, Rob, Robby, Robbie, Robi, Bobby, Rab, Bert, Bertie, Butch, Bobbers, Bobert, Bobadito, Robban, (in Sweden), is short for Robert). ... A motto is a phrase or a short list of words meant formally to describe the general motivation or intention of an entity, social group, or organization. ... Image File history File links Map_of_Maryland_highlighting_Baltimore_City. ... Official language(s) None (English, de-facto) Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Area  Ranked 42nd  - Total 12,417 sq mi (32,160 km²)  - Width 90 miles (145 km)  - Length 249 miles (400 km)  - % water 21  - Latitude 37°53N to 39°43N  - Longitude 75°4W to 79°33... This is an alphabetical list of the sovereign states of the world, including both de jure and de facto independent states. ... The political units and divisions of the United States include: the fifty states, which units are typically divided into counties and townships, and incorporate cities, villages, towns, and other types of municipalities, and other autonomous or subordinate public authorities and institutions; and the federal state, which unit is the United... List of Maryland counties and independent city* Allegany County: formed in 1789 from part of Washington County. ... Official language(s) None (English, de-facto) Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Area  Ranked 42nd  - Total 12,417 sq mi (32,160 km²)  - Width 90 miles (145 km)  - Length 249 miles (400 km)  - % water 21  - Latitude 37°53N to 39°43N  - Longitude 75°4W to 79°33... An independent city is a city that does not form part of another local government entity. ... A Municipal Corporation is a legal defintion for a local governing body, including (but not necessarily limited to) cities, counties, and towns. ... A Municipal Corporation is a legal defintion for a local governing body, including (but not necessarily limited to) cities, counties, and towns. ... Events July 30 - Baltimore, Maryland is founded. ... 1797 (MDCCXCVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 11-day-slower Julian calendar). ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger,greater) is in modern times the title of the highest ranking municipal officer, who discharges certain judicial and administrative functions, in many systems an elected politician, who serves as chief executive and/or ceremonial official of many types of municipalities. ... For the journalist, see Martin OMalley (journalist). ... The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... To help compare different orders of magnitude and geographical regions, we list here areas between 100 km² and 1000 km². See also areas of other orders of magnitude. ... A square mile is an Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, 1,609. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Basic Definition In geography, the elevation of a geographic location is its height above mean sea level (or some other fixed point). ... metre or meter, see meter (disambiguation) The metre (in the U.S., chiefly meter) is a measure of length, approximately equal to 3. ... A foot (plural: feet) is any of several old units of distance or length, measuring around a quarter to a third of a meter. ... World map of the population density in 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... An urban area is a term used to define an area where there is an increased density of human-created structures in comparison to the areas surrounding it. ... A metropolitan area is a large population center consisting of a large city and its adjacent zone of influence, or of several neighboring cities or towns and adjoining areas, with one or more large cities serving as its hub or hubs. ... A time zone is a region of the Earth that has adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ... Map of the world color-coded with areas in blue observing daylight saving time. ... EDT (shown in yellow) is UTC-4 The Eastern Time Zone of the Western Hemisphere falls mostly along the east coast of Northern America and the west coast of South America. ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | UTC | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7:30 | +8 | +8:30 | +8... Eastern Daylight Time or EDT is equal to: In North America, Eastern Standard Time + 1, or UTC − 4 hours. ... Central Standard Time ... Baltimore can refer to: The city of Baltimore, Maryland; Baltimore County, Maryland; Lord Baltimore, from whom the city took its name; Baltimore, Ohio, a suburb of Columbus; Baltimore, Vermont; Baltimore, Ontario, Township of Hamilton, Ontario; Baltimore, County Cork in Ireland; the song Baltimore; Baltimore Technologies, a former dot-com darling... An independent city is a city that does not form part of another local government entity. ... A state of the United States (a U.S. state) is any one of the fifty states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, along with the District of Columbia, form the United States of America. ... Official language(s) None (English, de-facto) Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Area  Ranked 42nd  - Total 12,417 sq mi (32,160 km²)  - Width 90 miles (145 km)  - Length 249 miles (400 km)  - % water 21  - Latitude 37°53N to 39°43N  - Longitude 75°4W to 79°33... Official language(s) None (English, de-facto) Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Area  Ranked 42nd  - Total 12,417 sq mi (32,160 km²)  - Width 90 miles (145 km)  - Length 249 miles (400 km)  - % water 21  - Latitude 37°53N to 39°43N  - Longitude 75°4W to 79°33... The Lord Baltimore Cæcilius (Cecil) Calvert, 2nd Baron Baltimore (August 8, 1605 – November 30, 1675), inherited the grant by Charles I of England of the new colony of Maryland on the death of his father George in 1632. ... Categories: Stub | Commercial item transport and distribution | Transportation ... Delmarva Peninsula map The Delmarva Peninsula is a large peninsula on the East Coast of the United States, occupied by portions of three U.S. states: Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia. ... A rainy day in the Great Smoky Mountains, Western North Carolina The Appalachian Mountains (French: les Appalaches) are a vast system of North American mountains, partly in Canada, but mostly in the United States, forming a zone, from 100 to 300 miles wide, running from Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, 1...


After New York City, Baltimore was the second city in the United States to reach a population of 100,000, (followed by New Orleans, Philadelphia, Boston)[2]. Baltimore remained one of the 10 largest cities in the United States from 1790 until about 1980. The city and metropolitan area currently rank in the top 20 in terms of population. Flag Seal Nickname: Big Apple Location Location in the state of New York Government Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,214. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Crescent City, The Big Easy, The City That Care Forgot Location Location in the State of Louisiana and the United States Coordinates , Government Country State Parish United States Louisiana Orleans Parish, Louisiana Founded 1718 Mayor Ray Nagin (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 350. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Quaker City Motto: Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue) Location Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates , Government Country  State   County United States  Pennsylvania   Philadelphia Founded Incorporated October 27, 1682 October 25, 1701 Mayor John F. Street (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 369. ... Boston is a town and small port c. ...


Because there is also a Baltimore County surrounding (but not including) the city, it is sometimes referred to as Baltimore City when a clear distinction is desired. Baltimore County is a suburban county located in the northern portion of U.S. state of Maryland. ...

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History

During the 17th century, various towns called "Baltimore" were founded as commercial ports at various locations on the upper Chesapeake Bay. The present city dates from July 30, 1729, and is named after Lord Baltimore, who was the first Proprietary Governor of the Province of Maryland. Baltimore grew swiftly in the mid- to late 18th century as the granary for sugar-producing colonies in the Caribbean. The profit from sugar encouraged the maximum possible cultivation of cane and the importation of food. The relatively shorter distance between Baltimore and the Caribbean colonies allowed swift transport and minimized the spoilage of flour. (16th century - 17th century - 18th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 17th century was that century which lasted from 1601-1700. ... Chesapeake Bay - Landsat photo Chesapeake Bay where the Susquehanna River empties into it. ... July 30 is the 211th day (212th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 154 days remaining. ... Events July 30 - Baltimore, Maryland is founded. ... The Lord Baltimore Cæcilius (Cecil) Calvert, 2nd Baron Baltimore (August 8, 1605 – November 30, 1675), inherited the grant by Charles I of England of the new colony of Maryland on the death of his father George in 1632. ... Proprietary Governors were individuals authorized to govern proprietary colonies. ... The Province of Maryland was one of the 13 colonies that went on to establish the United States. ... (17th century - 18th century - 19th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 18th century refers to the century that lasted from 1701 through 1800. ... Magnified crystals of refined sugar Magnification of typical sugar In general use, non-scientists take sugar to mean sucrose, also called table sugar or saccharose, a white crystalline solid disaccharide. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Colonialism. ... Central America and the Caribbean (detailed pdf map) The Caribbean (Spanish: Caribe; French: Caraïbe; Dutch: Caraïben; Portuguese: Caribe or Caraíbas) is a region of the Americas consisting of the Caribbean Sea, its islands (most of which enclose the sea), and the surrounding coasts. ... Look up flour in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...

Battle Monument with Washington Monument in background
Battle Monument with Washington Monument in background

One of Baltimore's greatest moments occurred during the War of 1812 with the British, who had declared Baltimore "A nest of Pirates." Baltimore's Fort McHenry came under attack by British forces near the harbor after the British had burned Washington, D.C. Known today as the Battle of Baltimore, American forces won the decisive battles by repulsing a joint land and naval attack by the British forces. They fought to a stalemate at the Battle of North Point after killing the British commander General Ross. British reinforcements were not possible after the British Navy was repulsed by the defenders of the fort, and all forces then withdrew. It was the naval engagement that inspired Francis Scott Key to write the poem "The Star-Spangled Banner," the lyrics to the United States' national anthem. The battle was memorialized in the Battle Monument which is on the city seal. Image File history File links From the Maryland Historical Society web site, [1] File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links From the Maryland Historical Society web site, [1] File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Combatants United States United Kingdom Strength United States Regular army : 99,000 Volunteers: 10,000* Rangers: 3,000 Militia: 458,000** Naval and marine: 20,000 Indigenous peoples New York Iroquois: 600 Northwestern allies: ? Southern allies: ? United Kingdom Regular army: 10,000+ Naval and marine: ? Canadian militia: 86,000+** Indigenous... Fort McHenry, in Baltimore, Maryland, is a star fort best known for its role in the War of 1812, when it successfully defended Baltimore Harbor from an attack by the British navy in Chesapeake Bay. ... The Inner Harbor of Baltimore, Maryland, in the United States, is a historic seaport, tourist attraction, and iconic landmark of the city. ... Flag Seal Nickname: DC, The District Motto: Justitia Omnibus (Justice for All) Location Location of Washington, D.C., with regard to the surrounding states of Maryland and Virginia. ... Combatants Britain United States Commanders Robert Ross† Alexander Cochrane Arthur Brooke Samuel Smith John Stricker George Armistead Strength 5,000 15,000 (Baltimore defenses) 1,000 (Fort McHenry garrison) Casualties 46 dead, 300 wounded 310 killed or wounded In the Battle of Baltimore, one of the turning points in the... The Battle of North Point, also known as the Battle of Bouldens Farm, was fought on September 12, 1814. ... Francis Scott Key Francis Scott Key (August 1, 1779 – January 11, 1843) was an American lawyer and amateur poet who wrote the words to the United States national anthem, The Star-Spangled Banner. He was an alumnus of St. ... Poetry (ancient Greek: poieo = create) is an art form in which human language is used for its aesthetic qualities in addition to, or instead of, its notional and semantic content. ... Nicholson took the copy Key gave him to a printer, where it was published as a broadside on 17 September 1814 under the title Defence of Fort McHenry, with a note explaining the circumstances of its writing. ... A national anthem is a generally patriotic musical composition that is evoking and eulogizing the history, traditions and struggles of its people, recognzed either by a nations government as the official national song, or by convention through use by the people. ...


On an 1827 visit to the city John Quincy Adams nicknamed it "'Monument City'" John Quincy Adams (July 11, 1767 – February 23, 1848) was an American lawyer, diplomat, politician, and President of the United States (March 4, 1825 – March 3, 1829). ...

Baltimore harbor in 1849 with the prominent Washington monument in the background North of the city

Baltimore is also the site of the first architectural monument honoring George Washington, a 178-foot Doric column erected in 1829 and designed by Robert Mills, who later designed the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C. Image File history File links From the Maryland Historical Society web site, [1] File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links From the Maryland Historical Society web site, [1] File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... 1849 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... The Washington Monument in Baltimore was the first architechtural monument honoring George Washington. ... The Washington Monument in Baltimore was the first architechtural monument honoring George Washington. ... Robert Mills (1781 - 1855) is sometimes called the first native born American to become a professional architect; Charles Bulfinch perhaps has a clearer claim to this honor. ... The Washington Monument at dusk The Washington Monument usually refers to the large white-colored obelisk in the center of the National Mall in Washington, D.C.. It is a United States Presidential Memorial built for George Washington, the first President of the United States and the leader of the...


Baltimore became an independent city in 1851, being detached from Baltimore County at that time. 1851 (MDCCCLI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Baltimore County is a suburban county located in the northern portion of U.S. state of Maryland. ...


Prior to the Civil War, Maryland was a slave-holding state. During the Civil War, Maryland was officially part of the Union but kept slavery legal. Most people in Baltimore at the time were sympathetic to the Confederacy. Pro-Southern sentiment led to the Baltimore riot of 1861, when Union soldiers marched through the city. After the riot, Union troops occupied Baltimore, and Maryland came under direct federal administration — in part, to prevent the state from seceding — until the end of the war in April 1865. This was considered a necessary move by the Union to prevent Washington, D.C., from being completely surrounded by seceded Confederate territory. The case Ex parte Merryman, written by Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger Taney, dealt with the habeas corpus rights of Marylanders jailed by the Abraham Lincoln Administration and strongly rebuked Lincoln for his actions. Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederate) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties Killed in action: 110,000 Total dead: 360,000 Wounded: 275,200 Killed in action: 93,000 Total dead: 258... Map of the division of the states during the Civil War. ... Slavery is the social and legal designation of specific persons as property, for the purpose of providing labor and services for the owner without the right of the slave to refuse, or gain compensation. ... Motto: Deo Vindice (Latin: With God As Our Vindicator) Anthem: God Save the South (unofficial) Dixie (popular) The Bonnie Blue Flag (popular) Capital Montgomery, Alabama February 4, 1861–May 29, 1861 Richmond, Virginia May 29, 1861–April 9, 1865 Danville, Virginia April 3–April 10, 1865 Largest city New Orleans... Baltimore on April 19, 1861 The Baltimore riot of 1861 (also called the Pratt Street Riot and the Pratt Street Massacre) was an incident that took place on April 19, 1861 in Baltimore, Maryland between Confederate sympathizers and infantrymen of the United States Army. ... 1865 (MDCCCLXV) is a common year starting on Sunday. ... Flag Seal Nickname: DC, The District Motto: Justitia Omnibus (Justice for All) Location Location of Washington, D.C., with regard to the surrounding states of Maryland and Virginia. ... Ex parte Merryman, (1861), is a well-known U.S. federal court case which arose out of the American Civil War. ... Chief Justice Taney Roger Brooke Taney (March 17, 1777–October 12, 1864) was the fifth Chief Justice of the United States from 1836 until his death in 1864. ... For other uses, see Habeas corpus (disambiguation). ... For other uses of the name Abraham Lincoln, see Abraham Lincoln (disambiguation) Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865), sometimes called Abe Lincoln and nicknamed Honest Abe, the Rail Splitter, and the Great Emancipator, was the 16th President of the United States (1861 to 1865), and the first president...


The Great Baltimore Fire on February 7, 1904, destroyed over 1,500 buildings in 30 hours and forced most of the city to rebuild. Immediately afterward, Mayor Robert McLane was quoted in the Baltimore News as saying, "To suppose that the spirit of our people will not rise to the occasion is to suppose that our people are not genuine Americans. We shall make the fire of 1904 a landmark not of decline but of progress." He then refused assistance, stating "As head of this municipality, I cannot help but feel gratified by the sympathy and the offers of practical assistance which have been tendered to us. To them I have in general terms replied, 'Baltimore will take care of its own, thank you.'" (McLane committed suicide on May 30.) Two years later, on September 10, 1906, the Baltimore-American reported that the city had risen from the ashes and "One of the great disasters of modern time had been converted into a blessing." The Great Baltimore Fire of 1904 raged in Baltimore, Maryland from 10:48 am Sunday February 7 to 5:00 pm Monday February 8, 1904. ... February 7 is the 38th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1904 (MCMIV) was a leap year starting on a Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... September 10 is the 253rd day of the year (254th in leap years). ... 1906 (MCMVI) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ...

Great Baltimore Fire of 1904, looking West from Pratt and Gay Streets.
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Great Baltimore Fire of 1904, looking West from Pratt and Gay Streets.
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Same view in 1906, 2 years after the fire

Baltimore is the location of the Baltimore World Trade Center, the world's tallest equilateral five-sided building (the five-sided JPMorganChase Tower in Houston, Texas is taller but has unequal sides). Image File history File links Balt. ... Image File history File links Balt. ... The Great Baltimore Fire of 1904 raged in Baltimore, Maryland from 10:48 am Sunday February 7 to 5:00 pm Monday February 8, 1904. ... 1904 (MCMIV) was a leap year starting on a Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Gay Street gets its name from Nicholas Ruxton Gay who surveyed the area in 1747. ... Image File history File links Balt. ... Image File history File links Balt. ... 1906 (MCMVI) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Located on the Inner Harbor of Baltimore, Maryland, the Baltimore World Trade Center is the worlds tallest equilateral five-sided building (the five-sided JPMorganChase Tower in Houston, Texas is taller, but has unequal sides). ... The 75-Story J.P. Morgan Chase Tower of Houston, Texas, formerly the Texas Commerce Tower, is the tallest building in Houston and Texas. ... Flag Seal Nickname: Space City Location Location in the state of Texas Coordinates , Government Counties Harris County Fort Bend County Montgomery County Mayor Bill White Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,558 km²  (601. ...


Baltimore is also the location of Pimlico Race Course, the home of the Preakness Stakes, the second leg of the Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing. The Preakness has been run since 1873. Pimlico Race Course is a horse racetrack in Baltimore, Maryland, most famous for hosting the Preakness Stakes. ... The Preakness Stakes is a classic 1 3/16 mile (1. ... The Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing (Triple Crown for short, but the term is also used in other sports, and thus the full name should be used when it could cause confusion) consists of three races for three-year-old thoroughbred horses. ... 1873 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calaber). ...


Baltimore's population peaked at 949,708 in the 1950 Census, which ranked it as the sixth-largest city in the country, behind Detroit, and ahead of Cleveland. For the next five decades, the city's population declined while its suburbs grew dramatically, bottoming out in 2000 at 636,251. In the 21st century, the city's population has stabilized and is once again rising, mostly due to revitalization efforts in many city neighborhoods. 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Flag Seal Nickname: Motor City, Motown Motto: Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus (Latin for, We Hope For Better Things; It Shall Rise From the Ashes) Location Location in Wayne County, Michigan Coordinates , Government Country State County United States Michigan Wayne County Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 370. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Forest City Motto: Progress and Prosperity Location Location in Cuyahoga County, Ohio Coordinates , Government Country State County United States Ohio Cuyahoga Mayor Frank G. Jackson (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 213. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


In 1955 Flag House Courts, a public housing project made up of 3 12-story buildings, was built. The buildings were eventually demolished in 2001. 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Flag House Courts were a public housing project located in Baltimore, MD. Made up of 3 12-story buildings, Flag House was built in 1955. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ...


Baltimore has become a prime city for filming movies and television. Many movies, such as Hairspray, Ladder 49, Serial Mom, Eraser, Enemy of the State, Cry-baby, "The Replacements", scenes from 12 Monkeys, True Lies, and the film Hardball, were filmed in Baltimore; in fact, many scenes from the 1972 cult classic film Pink Flamingos were shot in the city's Waverly and Hampden neighborhoods (the film was made by John Waters, a Baltimore native). Additionally, television shows such as NBC's Homicide: Life on the Street and HBO's The Wire have also been filmed in the city. Television series Roc and Hot L Baltimore were set in the city. See Filmed in Baltimore for additional movies and shows filmed or set in Baltimore. This article is about Hairspray, the musical that started performances on Broadway in 2002. ... Ladder 49 is a 2004 action movie about firefighters. ... Serial Mom is a 1994 film directed by John Waters, starring Kathleen Turner as the title character and Sam Waterston as her husband. ... A regular eraser An eraser (American English), primarily known as a rubber in British and Commonwealth English, is an article of stationery that is used for removing pencil writings. ... Enemy of the State is a 1998 film written by David Marconi, directed by Tony Scott, and starring Will Smith, Gene Hackman, Jon Voight, and Lisa Bonet. ... Cry Baby is a 1990 movie written and directed by John Waters and starring Johnny Depp and Ricky Lake. ... The Replacements DVD cover The Replacements is a film directed by Howard Deutch in 2000, starring Keanu Reeves, Gene Hackman, Brooke Langton and Orlando Jones. ... (Redirected from 12 Monkeys) Twelve Monkeys is a 1995 science fiction conspiracy theory movie directed by former Monty Python member Terry Gilliam and inspired by the short film La Jetée. ... True Lies is a 1994 action movie directed by James Cameron. ... Hardball is a sports term used to distinguish baseball from its variant softball. ... Movies, TV Shows, and Documentaries filmed (or set) In Baltimore, Maryland, United States. ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... 28th Anniversary DVD cover See also Caribbean flamingo. ... Hampden is a neighborhood located in north Baltimore, Maryland. ... John Waters at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival. ... NBC, (Formerly an acronym for the National Broadcasting Company until 2004), is an American television and radio network based in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... Homicide: Life on the Street is an American television drama series chronicling the life of a fictional Baltimore police homicide unit. ... HBO (Home Box Office) is a premium cable television network with headquarters in New York City. ... The Wire is a police/crime television drama shown by the HBO cable network in the United States. ... Roc was a Fox network sitcom which ran from 1991 to 1994. ... Hot L Baltimore is a play by Lanford Wilson and a television series based on the play. ... Movies, TV Shows, and Documentaries filmed (or set) In Baltimore, Maryland, United States. ...


In recent years, efforts to redevelop the downtown area have led to a revitalization of the Inner Harbor. In 1979 the Baltimore Convention Center was opened and was subsequently renovated and expanded in 1996. Harborplace, a modern urban retail and restaurant complex, was opened on the waterfront in 1980, followed by the National Aquarium in Baltimore, Maryland's largest tourist destination, in 1981. In 1992, the Baltimore Orioles of Major League Baseball moved from Memorial Stadium to Oriole Park at Camden Yards downtown, and six years later the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League moved next door into PSINet Stadium (later renamed M&T Bank Stadium following PSINet's bankruptcy). This page refers to the year 1979. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Harborplace is a festival marketplace in Baltimore, Maryland, that opened in 1980 as a centerpiece of the revival of downtown Baltimore. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... The National Aquarium in Baltimore (angular building, rear right, and 2005 extension to its left) lies near historic ships in the Inner Harbor area of Baltimore, including USS Torsk and Lightship Chesapeake. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) East Division (1969-present) Major league titles World Series titles (3) 1983 â€¢ 1970 â€¢ 1966 AL Pennants (7) 1983 â€¢ 1979 â€¢ 1971 â€¢ 1970 1969 â€¢ 1966 â€¢ 1944 East Division titles (8) 1997 â€¢ 1983 â€¢ 1979 â€¢ 1974 1973 â€¢ 1971 â€¢ 1970 â€¢ 1969 Wild card berths (1) 1996 Major league... Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in the world. ... Oriole Park at Camden Yards is a baseball stadium located in Baltimore, Maryland (, ), which was constructed to replace the aging Memorial Stadium. ... City Baltimore, Maryland Team colors Purple, Black, and Gold Head Coach Brian Billick Owner Steve Bisciotti General manager Ozzie Newsome Mascot Edgar, Allan, and Poe Local radio Flagship stations: WBAL (1090) and WIYY (97. ... The National Football League (NFL) is the largest professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities and regions. ... M&T Bank Stadium is the home to the Baltimore Ravens, Baltimores National Football League franchise. ... PSINet was one of the first internet service providers (ISPs), and a major player in the commercialization of the Internet until the companys bankruptcy in 2001. ...


On October 2, 1996, Baltimore became the first city in the United States to adopt 311 as a non-emergency "hot line" telephone number, in order to reserve the use of 911 for genuine emergencies. The concept has been highly successful, and numerous other American municipalities have since implemented the practice. October 2 is the 275th day (276th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 90 days remaining. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... In the United States, 3-1-1 is a non-emergency telephone number, meant to provide a quick, easy to remember, and universal alternative to 9-1-1. ... 9-1-1 (nine-one-one) is the emergency telephone number for the North American Numbering Plan (NANP). ...


A 60-car train derailment occurred in a tunnel in Baltimore on July 18, 2001. The derailment sparked a chemical fire that raged for six days and virtually shut down the downtown area until the heat caused a water main to rupture, largely extinguishing the fire but also causing significant flooding in the streets above. Three weeks later, manhole covers flew into the air as underground explosions along West Pratt Street followed due to residual explosive chemicals from the fire left in the sewers. A disused railway tunnel now converted to pedestrian and bicycle use, near Houyet, Belgium A tunnel is an underground passage. ... July 18 is the 199th day (200th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 166 days remaining. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ...


In 2003, the Baltimore Development Corporation announced that three hotel projects were being reviewed. As of 2005, the 752-room, $305 million Hilton hotel project has received a 9-6 approval vote from the Baltimore City Council on August 15th. A second approval vote is scheduled for sometime in September 2005. The hotel is expected to be built near the Baltimore Convention Center. The City of Baltimore hopes to have it finished and opened by Spring 2008. (See Baltimore Convention Center Hotel Project for more details regarding the convention center hotel.) The Baltimore Development Corporation (BDC) is a nonprofit corporation chartered by the City of Baltimore, Maryland to act as its economic development representative by providing development assistance to new and expanding companies inside Baltimore. ... Hilton Hotels Corporation (NYSE: HLT) operates several brands of hotels and is headquarted in Beverly Hills, California. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Baltimore Convention Center Hotel Project: Baltimore City is trying to bring a convention center hotel into fruition. ...


Also in 2003, Baltimore was affected by Hurricane Isabel from flooding as a result of tidal surge, affecting primarily the Fells Point community and the Inner Harbor and surrounding low areas. Many places were flooded, including the sports center ESPN Zone, the Baltimore World Trade Center (which remained closed for approximately a month during cleanup efforts), and most of the Inner Harbor. Water levels rose some 20 feet in areas, flooding underground parking garages and displacing thousands of cubic yards of trash and debris. Hurricane Isabel was the ninth named storm, the fifth hurricane, the second major hurricane, and the only Category 5 hurricane of the 2003 Atlantic hurricane season. ... A storm surge is an onshore rush of water associated with a low pressure weather system, typically a tropical cyclone. ... Fells Point is a neighborhood in Baltimore, Maryland, home to a variety of shops, restaurants, coffee bars, music stores, and over 120 pubs. ... The Inner Harbor of Baltimore, Maryland, in the United States, is a historic seaport, tourist attraction, and iconic landmark of the city. ... ESPN Zone is a small chain of very large restaurants that include arcades, TV studios, and radio studios. ... Located on the Inner Harbor of Baltimore, Maryland, the Baltimore World Trade Center is the worlds tallest equilateral five-sided building (the five-sided JPMorganChase Tower in Houston, Texas is taller, but has unequal sides). ...

A rendering of Baltimore with the Harbor East complexes, still under construction.
A rendering of Baltimore with the Harbor East complexes, still under construction.

In the early part of the 21st Century, Baltimore is undergoing a major building spree in the downtown area, specifically in the Inner Harbor East district. Earning the nickname "Crane City, USA," its skyline will extend further outward and upward in the next few decades. ARC Wheeler, a Philadelphia-based developer has been approved to build a new hotel/condominium complex that will be the city's new tallest building, dubbed "10 Inner Harbor", at 59 stories and 717ft tall. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (864x648, 441 KB) Summary A rendering of the Baltimore skyline with much of the incomplete Harbor East development shown as it will appear. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (864x648, 441 KB) Summary A rendering of the Baltimore skyline with much of the incomplete Harbor East development shown as it will appear. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Philadelphia is a village located in Jefferson County, New York. ... 10 Inner Harbor is a new high-rise project underway in downtown Baltimore. ...


Law and government

Baltimore is an independent city — not part of any county. For most governmental purposes under Maryland law, Baltimore City is treated as a "county"-level entity. The United States Census Bureau uses counties as the basic unit for presentation of statistical information in the United States, and treats Baltimore as a county equivalent for those purposes. An independent city is a city that does not form part of another local government entity. ... A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction. ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ...


Baltimore has been a Democratic stronghold for over 150 years, with Democrats dominating every level of government. The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ...


Mayor

The current mayor of Baltimore is Democrat Martin O'Malley, currently in his second term. He is currently campaigning for the Democratic Party nomination to challenge the Republican incumbent for Governor of Maryland. For a full list of mayors that served the city, see: List of Baltimore Mayors Mayor Martin OMalley Martin OMalley (b. ... Robert L. Ehrlich, the 60th and current Governor of Maryland. ... Here is a list of mayors that have served the city of Baltimore, Maryland. ...


Baltimore City Council

Grassroots pressure for reform, voiced as Question P, restructured the city council in November of 2002, against the will of the mayor, the council president, and the majority of the council. A coalition of union and community groups, organized by ACORN, backed the effort. Question P was a referendum issue approved by the voters of Baltimore, Maryland, USA, in November 2002. ... Acorns of Sessile Oak The acorn is the fruit of oaks (genera Quercus, Lithocarpus and Cyclobalanopsis, in the family Fagaceae). ...


The Baltimore city council is now made up of 14 single member districts and one elected at-large council president. Sheila Dixon is the current council president. On November 2, 2004, Dixon won re-election in a two-way contest; Joan Floyd, a Green Party candidate, was the only challenger; the Republicans did not field a candidate. In American politics, the Green Party is a third party which has been active in some areas since the 1980s, but first gained widespread public attention for Ralph Naders presidential runs in 1996 and 2000. ...


State Government

Baltimore and its suburbs were long underrepresented in the Maryland General Assembly, while rural areas were heavily overrepresented. Since Baker v. Carr in 1969, the Baltimore suburbs account for a substantial majority of seats in the state legislature. The Maryland General Assembly is the state legislature of the U.S. state of Maryland. ... Holding The reapportionment of state legislative districts is not a political question, and is justiciable by the federal courts. ... 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ...


Baltimore dominated Maryland state politics prior to 1969, however; even today most of the states' highest elected officials come from the Baltimore area.


Federal Government

Baltimore is split between three congressional districts--the 2nd, represented by Dutch Ruppersberger; the 3rd, represented by Ben Cardin; and the 7th, represented by Elijah Cummings. All three are Democrats; a Republican has not represented a significant portion of Baltimore in decades. U.S. Congressional districts are determined after each census. ... Dutch Ruppersberger Charles Albert Dutch Ruppersberger III (born January 31, 1946) is a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives, representing the 2nd district of the State of Maryland (map) since 2003. ... Ben Cardin Benjamin Louis Cardin (born October 5, 1943) is a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives, representing the 3rd district of the State of Maryland (map) since 1987. ... Elijah Eugene Cummings (born January 18, 1951) is an American politician from the U.S. state of Maryland. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ...


Both of Maryland's Senators, Paul Sarbanes and Barbara Mikulski, are from Baltimore. Sarbanes is not running for reelection in 2006; both of the main Democratic candidates for his seat, Cardin and former 7th District Congressman Kwesi Mfume, are from Baltimore as well. Seal of the Senate The Senate of the United States of America is one of the two chambers of the Congress of the United States, the other being the House of Representatives. ... Paul Spyros Sarbanes (born February 3, 1933), a Democrat, is the senior United States Senator representing the state of Maryland. ... Barbara Ann Mikulski (born July 20, 1936), a member of the Democratic Party, is the current Class 3 United States Senator representing the State of Maryland. ... Kweisi Mfume Kweisi Mfume (born October 24, 1948) is the former CEO of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), as well as a former United States Congressman. ...


Crime

City Crime Rankings (12th Edition) ranks Baltimore second only to Detroit among the most dangerous American cities over 500,000 in population. [1] According to crime statistics there were 269 murders in Baltimore in 2005. [2] Though this is significantly lower than the record-high 353 murders in 1993, the murder rate in Baltimore is nearly seven times the national rate, six times the rate of New York City, and three times the rate of Los Angeles.[citation needed] Motto: Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus (We Hope For Better Things; It Shall Rise From the Ashes - this motto was adopted after the disastrous 1805 fire that devastated the city) Nickname: The Motor City and Motown Location in Wayne County, Michigan Founded Incorporated July 24, 1701 1815  County Wayne County Mayor... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... Flag Seal Nickname: Big Apple Location Location in the state of New York Government Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,214. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ...


While murders have been relatively static, other categories of crime in Baltimore have been declining. The rate of forcible rapes has fallen below the national average in recent years.[citation needed] However, Baltimore still has much higher-than-average rates of aggravated assault, burglary, robbery, and theft. Though the crime situation in Baltimore is considered one of the worst in the nation, city officials are quick to point out that most violent crimes, particularly murders, are committed by people who know their victims and who are often associated with the illegal drug trade. City officials have, however, come under scrutiny from Maryland legislators regarding the veracity of crime statistics reported by the Baltimore City Police Department. [3] For 2003 the FBI identified irregularities in the number of rapes reported, which was confirmed by the Mayor. 2005's murder numbers appear to exhibit discrepancies as well [4] The former Commissioner of Police states upon interview that the administration suppressed corrections of its reported crime. [5] Numerous investigative reports have interviewed citizens and businesspersons who indicate that police refuse to file incident reports or that they downgrade incidents so as to conceal crime incidence. [6] Statistics compiled by independent groups indicate that many young men in the city are under the supervision of the criminal justice system. While racial disparities in arrest and incarceration rates exist in Baltimore, both young white and black men in the city are arrested and incarcerated at relatively high rates. Everyday instance of theft: the bike which fits on this wheel has disappeared. ... Retail selling Street selling is the bottom of the chain and can be accomplished through purchasing from prostitutes, through cloaked retail stores or refuse houses for users in the act located in red-light districts which often also deal in paraphernalia, dealers marketing merriment at night clubs and other events...


In an infamous case, community activist Angela Dawson and her family were murdered by firebomb in their Baltimore home on October 16, 2002, in retaliation for Dawson's reporting of criminal activity. Another fire-bombed public safety activist, Edna McAbier, has fled her neighborhood. The State's Attorney for Baltimore City characterizes the city as dominated by terrorists. [7] A recent newscast e-survey found that over 75% of respondents did not feel safe in a Baltimore which is not improving. [8] Angela Dawson was the mother of the Dawson Family--five children, herself, and husband Carnell--who were all murdered in Baltimore, Maryland on October 16, 2002 in retaliation for alerting police to drug dealing, assault, and other crime in her East Baltimore neighborhood of Oliver. ... October 16 is the 289th day of the year (290th in Leap years). ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ...


In late 2004, Baltimore drug dealers shocked the city when they released an underground DVD titled Stop Snitching, in which they threatened with violence any citizen of Baltimore who interfered with their business. A strange twist emerged after it was discovered that NBA star Carmelo Anthony, who plays for the Denver Nuggets and had lived in Baltimore as a boy, was featured in the video while visiting his old neighborhood. A few months later, in early 2005, the Baltimore Police Department responded to Stop Snitching with a video titled Keep Talking, in which they urged the public to continue to report illicit activity and announced the arrest of at least two participants in the making and filming of the original DVD. 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Stop Snitchin refers to a modern campaign by criminals to frighten people with information from reporting their activities to the police. ... Carmelo Kyan Anthony (born May 29, 1984, in New York City, New York) is a professional basketball player at the small forward position for the Denver Nuggets of the NBA. His father, whom Carmelo is named after, was Puerto Rican and his mother African American. ... The Denver Nuggets are a professional basketball team based in Denver, Colorado. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Baltimore Police Department, or BPD, provides police services to the city of Baltimore, Maryland and was officially established by the Maryland Legislature on March 16 1845. ...

  • http://www.ci.baltimore.md.us/government/police/

Culture

Blue Crabs
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Blue Crabs

Baltimore culture can be equally interesting and baffling. The city's geography and history as a working class port town has given it a very distinctive social flavor. The most prominent example is the city's association with blue crabs. The Chesapeake Bay for years was the east coast's main source of blue crabs, and Baltimore became the central hub of the crab industry. In the tourist district (between Harborplace and Fells Point), it is almost impossible to find a shop or restaurant that does not serve crabs or crabcakes, or sell some sort of crab related merchandise. Maryland's distinctive way of eating crabs is often not understood by outsiders. Traditionally, crabs are steamed in rock salt and Old Bay Seasoning, a favored local all-spice manufactured in Baltimore for decades. They are eaten on tables spread with newspaper with the use of only a wooden mallet, a knife, and one's hands. Cold beer is also said to be a must. Download high resolution version (1454x1091, 200 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (1454x1091, 200 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Binomial name Callinectes sapidus Rathbun, 1896 The blue crab (Callinectes sapidus) is a crustacean found in the waters off the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico. ... Chesapeake Bay - Landsat photo Chesapeake Bay where the Susquehanna River empties into it. ... Harborplace is a festival marketplace in Baltimore, Maryland, that opened in 1980 as a centerpiece of the revival of downtown Baltimore. ... Fells Point is a neighborhood in Baltimore, Maryland, home to a variety of shops, restaurants, coffee bars, music stores, and over 120 pubs. ... A crab cake (or crabcake) is a patty made from crab meat and bread crumbs, held together with eggs and/or mayonnaise, similar to meatloaf. ... Old Bay Seasoning is a blend of herbs and spices that is currently marketed by McCormick & Company. ... A selection of bottled beers A selection of cask beers Beer is the worlds oldest and most popular alcoholic beverage, selling more than 133 billion litres (35 billion gallons) per year. ...


Another popular Baltimore food item is the famous "chicken box". A chicken box is an inexpensive meal consisting of 4 or 5 fried chicken wings served in a fast food carry out box with some kind of starch as a side (e.g. mashed potatoes, fries, rice). The item is chiefly sold at independent fried chicken shops and delis in the city. Chicken boxes are usually enjoyed with "Half and Half", a drink combining iced tea and lemonade - referred to elsewhere in the U.S. as an "Arnold Palmer". Fried chicken with French fries. ... Fast food is food prepared and served quickly at a fast-food restaurant or shop at low cost. ... Take-out, carry-out ( in American English ) or take-away ( in British English ) is food purchased at a restaurant but eaten elsewhere. ... Starch is a complex carbohydrate which is insoluble in water, it is used by plants as a way to store excess glucose. ... Fried chicken with French fries. ... The word delicatessen designates a kind of food store. ... (This article is about the golfer. ...


Natty Boh

A National Bohemian beer coaster.
A National Bohemian beer coaster.

The city's favored local beer has traditionally been National Bohemian, or, as residents refer to it, Natty Boh. The beer and its one time mascot, Mr. Boh, are considered indelible parts of Baltimore culture. Though it is said that few truly enjoy the drink, the historically low price and association with the city make it a local favorite. The National Brewing Company was also the "inventor" of Colt 45 malt liquor in 1963. Natty Boh was also the long-time beer of choice for Orioles and Colts fans at Memorial Stadium. After the Orioles move from Memorial Stadium in 1991, Natty Boh was no longer available to fans at Baltimore sporting events. However, for the 2006 Orioles season, "Boh is Back" and is being served throughout Oriole Park. Image File history File links NationalBohemianCoaster. ... Image File history File links NationalBohemianCoaster. ... A selection of bottled beers A selection of cask beers Beer is the worlds oldest and most popular alcoholic beverage, selling more than 133 billion litres (35 billion gallons) per year. ... The National Bohemian logo and slogan, and its mascot, Mr. ... Colt 45 in a 12 ounce can and a 40 ounce bottle Colt 45 is a brand of beer (or malt liquor) brewed by Pabst Brewing Company and G. Heileman Brewing Company in Texas. ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ...


The Block

Residents are often proud of Baltimore's old-fashioned and often seedy characteristics. One of the more famous seedy spots in the city is The Block, a stretch of district along Baltimore Street between South and Gay Streets. Since the late 19th century, the location has variously been home to burlesque shows, nightclubs, strip clubs, pornography shops, and prostitution. The Block is a stretch of East Baltimore Street in Baltimore, Maryland that is home to strip clubs, porn shops and other adult entertainment venues. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... Photo of the Burlesque Troupe, Chitty Chitty, Bang Bang Burlesque was originally a form of art that mocked by imitation, referring to everything from comic sketches to dance routines and usually lampooning the social attitudes of the upper classes. ... It has been suggested that Disco Bar be merged into this article or section. ... For the book or movie Striptease see Striptease (book) and Striptease (movie) A striptease is a performance, usually a dance, in which the performer gradually removes their clothing for the purposes of sexually arousing the audience, usually performed in nightclubs. ... For other uses, see Pornography (disambiguation). ... Prostitution is the sale of sexual services. ...


Though the presence of BPD Headquarters at one end of the district has cut down on many illegal activities, the adult entertainment has continued and the area is still popular for city night life. The Baltimore Police Department, or BPD, provides police services to the city of Baltimore, Maryland and was officially established by the Maryland Legislature on March 16 1845. ... Adult entertainment is entertainment restricted from people under a specified age in by a community, religious group, or government. ...


Even in 2006, many of the strip clubs on The Block are little more than fronts for prostitution. [9] [10] [11] [12] [13]


Rowhouses

Simple rowhouses like these in Locust Point make up much of Baltimore's housing stock.
Simple rowhouses like these in Locust Point make up much of Baltimore's housing stock.

Baltimore is noted for its near-omnipresent rowhouses. Rowhouses have been a feature of Baltimore architecture since the 1790s, with early examples of the style still standing in the Federal Hill and Fells Point neighborhoods. Older houses may retain some of their original features, such as marble doorsteps, widely considered to be Baltimore icons in themselves. Later rowhouses dating from the 1800s-1900s can be found in Union Square and throughout the city in various states of repair. They are a popular renovation property in neighborhoods that are undergoing urban renewal, although the practice is viewed warily by some as a harbringer of "yuppification". Elsewhere in the city, rowhouses can be found abandoned, boarded-up, and reflective of Baltimore's inner-city blight. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (600x800, 76 KB) Summary Description: Traditional rowhouses on E. Fort Ave. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (600x800, 76 KB) Summary Description: Traditional rowhouses on E. Fort Ave. ... Locust Point is a peninsular neighborhood in Baltimore, Maryland. ... A street of British Victorian/Edwardian terraced homes. ... Events and Trends French Revolution (1789 - 1799). ... Federal Hill is a neighborhood in Baltimore, Maryland, United States that lies just to the south of the citys central business district. ... Fells Point is a neighborhood in Baltimore, Maryland, home to a variety of shops, restaurants, coffee bars, music stores, and over 120 pubs. ... Events and Trends Beginning of the Napoleonic Wars (1803 - 1815). ... // Events and Trends Technology First flight by the Wright brothers, December 17, 1903. ... It has been suggested that Union Square, Baltimore be merged into this article or section. ... Blight often stands side-by-side with new structures during urban renewal efforts. ... Gentrification is a process in which low-cost, deteriorated neighborhoods experience urban restoration and an increase in property values, along with an influx of wealthier residents. ... Blight is a condition of property or the uses of property in parts of a city, town, or neighborhood that are detrimental to the physical, social, and/or economic well-being of a community. ...

Some more upscale rowhouses, like these in Charles Village, have complete porches instead of stoops
Some more upscale rowhouses, like these in Charles Village, have complete porches instead of stoops
  • Mary Ellen Haywood & Charles Belfoure, The Baltimore Rowhouse, 2006, ISBN 1568981775
  • Alexander Mitchell, Baltimore: Then and Now, 2001, ISBN 1571456880

Image File history File links Guilford. ... Image File history File links Guilford. ... Guilford Avenue rowhouses Charles Village is a neighborhood located in the north-central area of Baltimore, Maryland, USA. It is a middle-class area with many single-family homes that is in close proximity to many of Baltimores urban amenities. ...

Marble Steps

Ask a Baltimorian what pumice stone is for.


Marble steps found along the streets of Baltimore are as much a part of the city's culture as crabs and baseball games. The use of marble for steps is due to the presence of high quality white marble in Cockeysville, a town 17 miles north of Baltimore harbor by highway. Indeed, the marble found there is so attractive, stone was hauled all the way from this northern Maryland town to the nations new capitol, instead of local Potomac marble quarries, for use in decorative construction around Washington D.C. including the Washington monument, and 108 columns of the capitol building. During the construction phase of the Washington monument, that is through the middle of the 19th century, the marble gained in popularity as a decorative stone and was used omnipresently for the steps of rowhouses surrounding Baltimore harbor, and in Fells point. Baltimorians can take pride in the fact that their mundane doorsteps are made from the same beautiful white marble used for the construction of the famous Washington monument. Supplimentary to that pride, scrubbing marble steps has become a tradition in Baltimore. The ritual includes scrubbing the marble with Bon Ami powder and pumice stone.


Hons

Perhaps the most intriguing part of Baltimore's culture are the people themselves. Though nowadays the city is extremely culturally diverse, the lasting image of Baltimoreans seems to be the "Hon" culture exemplified most markedly by the longer established families and residents of the Highlandtown, Canton, Locust Point and Hampden neighborhoods. Between the 1950s and 70s, it wasn't uncommon to see working class local women dressing in bright, gaudy dresses with tacky glasses and beehive hairdoos. Men were often dressed casually, but with a general factory or dock worker look, as many in town did indeed have such jobs. Highlandtown is a neighborhood of Baltimore, Maryland, United States. ... Canton is a neighborhood and park in Baltimore, Maryland. ... Locust Point is a pennisular neighborhood in Baltimore, Maryland. ... Hampden is a neighborhood located in north Baltimore, Maryland. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, inclusive. ... Beehive updo The beehive is a womans hairstyle that resembles a beehive. ...


The name of the culture comes from the often parodied Baltimore accent and slang. "Hon" was a common informal name for someone else, properly pronounced "hohn", with emphasis on the vowel. Baltimore's accent has been described as a mix of Tidewater American English and Philadelphia/Delaware Valley American English, loosely possessing the vowel shifts of the former and general pronunciation of the latter. For instance "Baltimore" is pronounced "Bawlamer" or even "Balmer", and "Maryland" becomes "Murland" or "Murlan". Other common pronunciations include "ool", "amblance", "wooder", and "sharr" (oil, ambulance, water, and shower, respectively) Baltimorese, sometimes phonetically written Bawlmerese or Ballimerese, is a dialect of American English which originated among the white blue-collar residents of working class South and Southeast Baltimore. ... The Tidewater region of Virginia is the southeastern portion of the Commonwealth of Virginia, centered on Hampton Roads. ... American English has some regional differences. ...


John Waters parodies the Hon culture, as well as Baltimore itself, extensively in his movies. For a somewhat accurate representation of Baltimorese, one can look to Waters' narration spots in his 1974 trash movie Pink Flamingos. Waters himself used a local commercial for Mr Ray's Hair Weaves as his main inspiration. The commercial was famous around town for Mr. Ray's extreme Baltimore accent. "Cawl todaey, for your freee hame showink..." was the most memorable line from that commercial, translating as "Call today, or for your free home showing..." John Waters at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival. ... Baltimorese, sometimes phonetically written Bawlmerese or Ballimerese, is a dialect of American English which originated among the white blue-collar residents of working class South and Southeast Baltimore. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1974 calendar). ... 28th Anniversary DVD cover See also Caribbean flamingo. ...


Corned Beef Row

"Corned Beef Row" is a stretch of East Lombard Street that was once the center of Jewish life in Baltimore. Today, only a few landmarks remain. Notable is Attman's Delicatessen, founded in 1915, which is famous throughout the city for its hot corned beef sandwiches. [14] The Jewish Museum of Maryland is located on nearby Lloyd Street. [15] The museum campus includes the historic Lloyd Street and B'nai Israel Synagogues and a modern museum building with changing exhibition galleries and research library. 1915 (MCMXV) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ...


H.L. Mencken

H.L. Mencken
H.L. Mencken

Baltimore was home to Henry Louis Mencken, better known as H.L. Mencken, journalist, satirist, and social critic. Mencken attended the Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, one of best public schools in the city. Mencken achieved iconic status for the editorial columns he wrote at the Baltimore Sunpapers. His work earned him the nickname "The Sage of Baltimore". His personal papers are held in the "Mencken Room" of the Enoch Pratt Free Library. The house he lived in for most of his life, located at 1524 Hollins Street in the city's Union Square neighborhood, is on the National Register of Historic Places. This looks to be from early enough in his life to be pre-1923, and hence This image is in the public domain in the United States and possibly other jurisdictions. ... This looks to be from early enough in his life to be pre-1923, and hence This image is in the public domain in the United States and possibly other jurisdictions. ... H. L. (Henry Louis) Mencken (September 12, 1880 - January 29, 1956) was a twentieth century journalist and social critic, a cynic and a freethinker, known as the Sage of Baltimore and the American Nietzsche. He is often regarded as one of the most influential American writers of the early 20th... Baltimore Polytechnic Institute (known to locals as Poly) is a magnet high school in Baltimore, Maryland. ... The Sun is the major newspaper in Baltimore, Maryland, with a daily press run of 247,193 copies and a Sunday run of 418,670 copies (9/30/05 Audit Bureau of Circulations report). ... The Enoch Pratt Free Library, located in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, is one of the oldest free public libraries in the United States. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Union Square (Baltimore). ... The National Register of Historic Places is the USAs official list of districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects worthy of preservation. ...


Miss USA

Baltimore hosted the Miss USA pageant in 2005 and 2006. Donald Trump brought the event to Charm City. It was hosted in 2005 at the historic Baltimore, Hippodrome Theatre, which reopened after a large renovation in 2004. In 2006, the pageant moved to 1st Mariner Arena. Miss USA 2005 Chelsea Cooley who competed as Miss North Carolina USA Miss USA 2004 Shandi Finnessey who competed as Miss Missouri USA Miss USA 2003 Susie Castillo who competed as Miss Massachusetts USA The Miss USA pageant (not to be confused with Miss America) is a beauty contest that... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1st Mariner Arena in Baltimore, Maryland USA was formerly known as the Baltimore Arena. ...


Geography and climate

Geography

City plan of Baltimore (1852) by Lucas, Fielding Jr. of Baltimore.
City plan of Baltimore (1852) by Lucas, Fielding Jr. of Baltimore.

Baltimore is in the north central part of the state of Maryland, on the Patapsco River, not far from the Chesapeake Bay. It is on the western edge of the Atlantic Coastal Plain, with low hills rising in the western part of the city. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 238.5 km² (92.1 mi²). 209.3 km² (80.8 mi²) of it is land and 29.2 km² (11.3 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 12.240 percent water. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (984x754, 397 KB) Summary City plan of Baltimore. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (984x754, 397 KB) Summary City plan of Baltimore. ... 1852 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... City plan of Baltimore by Lucas, Fielding Jr. ... The Atlantic Coastal Plain is the rather flat stretch of land that borders the Atlantic Ocean (including the Gulf of Mexico). ...


The Baltimore-Washington Metroplex Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) is the 4th largest in the United States, with an estimated population of 8,052,496. The official U.S. Census Bureau-designated Washington-Baltimore-Northern Virginia, DC-MD-VA-WV Combined Statistical Area. ... In the United States, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has produced a formal definition of metropolitan areas. ... The following is a list (by population) of all Metropolitan Statistical Areas as defined by the United States Census Bureau. ...

1888 German map of Baltimore
1888 German map of Baltimore

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Climate

Baltimore has a coastal temperate climate, with moderating influence from its relative proximity to the ocean. It gets relatively hot, humid summers and cool, moist winters, although these seasons are not as pronounced as those in many other American cities at similar latitudes inland.


July is typically the hottest month of the year, with an average high temperature of 91°F (33°C) and an average low of 73°F (23°C). January is the coldest month, with an average high of 44°F (7°C) and an average low at 29°F (-2°C). These do not compare to the extreme temperatures of comparable U.S. cities at 35°-40° latitude, like Kansas City and Denver, which can get down below 10°F (-12.2°C) quite often in winter and often rise above 100°F (38°C) in the summer. The record high of 108°F (42°C) for Baltimore is easily eclipsed by cities like St. Louis whose record is 109°F (43°C), and the record low of -7°F (-22°C), set back in 1937, is warmer than that of Atlanta, which is -9°F (-23°C), set in 1982. Baltimore rarely experiences temperatures below 10°F and above 100°F. The USDA's 2003 cold hardiness map rates the city of Baltimore as zone 8, with a minimum winter temperature average of 12.3°F (-11°C.), and the Arbor Day Foundation's zone map rates most of the city (and southeastern Baltimore County in zone 8 with a small sliver of the north and west in zone 7. Due to an urban heat island effect in the city proper, where the averages are listed for, temperatures in outlying and inland parts of the Baltimore (which are rated USDA Zone 7) are usually several degrees cooler than those in the city. Flag Seal Nickname: City of Fountains or Heart of America Location Location in Jackson, Clay, Platte, and Cass Counties in the state of Missouri. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Mile-High City Location Location of Denver in Colorado Coordinates , Government City-County Denver (coextensive) Mayor John Hickenlooper (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 154. ... Flag Seal Nickname: Gateway City, Gateway to the West, or Mound City Location Location in the state of Missouri Coordinates , Government Country State County United States Missouri Independent City Mayor Francis G. Slay (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 66. ... 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... This article is about the state capital of Georgia. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The U.S. Department of Agriculture, also called the Agriculture Department, or USDA, is a Cabinet department of the United States Federal Government. ... Arbor Day is an American holiday that encourages the planting and care of trees. ... Baltimore County is a suburban county located in the northern portion of U.S. state of Maryland. ... An urban heat island (UHI) is a metropolitan area which is significantly warmer than its surroundings. ...


Typical in most East Coast cities, precipitation is generous, and very evenly spread throughout the year. The wettest month of May delivers about 4 inches (106.2 mm) of rain and the driest month of April bringing 3 inches (77.7 mm) on average. Snow occurs in Baltimore every winter, with usually several snowstorms dumping at least 4 inches (10 cm). Some winters bring a major snowstorm with heavy snowfall, while others bring no more than an inch or two of snow for the season. Baltimore's largest snowstorm on record occured from February 15-18, 2003, when 28.2 inches of snow fell. The average annual snowfall is 18 inches (45 cm) in the city, although there is no "typical" Baltimore winter as it can be a fickle season. Winter snow totals have ranged from less than an inch to more than 60 inches in a single season. [16]. In the northern and western suburbs, away from the warming influence of the bay, and higher in elevation, snowfall amounts are usually higher, where [17] many places annually receive more than 25 inches (64 cm). Regional definitions vary from source to source. ... This page meets Wikipedias criteria for speedy deletion. ...


The Appalachian Mountains protect central Maryland from much of the harsh northern winds and accompanying lake effect weather that bring subfreezing temperatures and heavy snows to the Great Lakes region, and the Delmarva Peninsula protects Baltimore from many of the tropical storms and hurricanes that affect the immediate coast (although inland-moving storms do affect the area from time to time [citation needed]). A rainy day in the Great Smoky Mountains, Western North Carolina The Appalachian Mountains (French: les Appalaches) are a vast system of North American mountains, partly in Canada, but mostly in the United States, forming a zone, from 100 to 300 miles wide, running from Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, 1... Official language(s) None (English, de-facto) Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Area  Ranked 42nd  - Total 12,417 sq mi (32,160 km²)  - Width 90 miles (145 km)  - Length 249 miles (400 km)  - % water 21  - Latitude 37°53N to 39°43N  - Longitude 75°4W to 79°33... Lake-effect clouds off Lakes Superior and Michigan; satellite image taken December 5, 2000, courtesy of NASA. Lake effect snow is produced in the winter when cold winds move across long expanses of warmer lake water, picking up water vapor which freezes and is deposited on the lee shores. ... The Great Lakes from space The Great Lakes are a group of five large lakes on or near the United States-Canadian border. ... Delmarva Peninsula map The Delmarva Peninsula is a large peninsula on the East Coast of the United States, occupied by portions of three U.S. states: Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia. ... This article is about weather phenomena. ... This article is about weather phenomena. ...

Average Monthly Temperatures and Precipitation for Downtown Baltimore
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Avg high °F(°C) 44 (7) 47 (8) 57 (14) 68 (20) 77 (25) 86 (30) 91 (33) 88 (31) 81 (27) 70 (21) 59 (15) 49 (9) 68 (20)
Avg low °F(°C) 29 (-2) 31 (-1) 39 (4) 48 (9) 58 (14) 68 (20) 73 (23) 71 (22) 64 (18) 52 (11) 42 (6) 33 (1) 51 (10)
Rainfall inches (mm) 3.48 (88.4) 3.07 (78.0) 4.12 (104.6) 3.06 (77.7) 4.18 (106.2) 3.28 (83.3) 3.96 (100.6) 4.05 (102.9) 4.06 (103.1) 3.19 (81.0) 3.45 (87.6) 3.60 (93.7) 43.59 (1107.1)

Transportation

Public transit in Baltimore City is provided by the Maryland Transit Administration. Baltimore City has many bus routes, a light rail system, and a subway line. Additionally, MARC commuter rail connects Washington, D.C.'s Union Station with the city's two main intercity rail stations, Camden Station and Penn Station. In recent months there has been serious consideration to extending both Baltimore's light rail and subway lines. A proposed Red Line would link the Social Security Administration to Fells Point and possibly out to the Dundalk/Essex communities. Other possible commuter rail routes are being considered. The major highways serving the city are I-695 (the Baltimore Beltway), I-95, I-83 (the Jones Falls Expressway), and I-70 (the eastern terminus of which is just beyond the city limits). Freeways I-95, I-83, and I-70 are not directly connected because of freeway revolts in the City of Baltimore led by Barbara Mikulski, which resulted in the abandoment of the original plan. There are two tunnels traversing the Baltimore harbor within the city limits: the four-bore Fort McHenry Tunnel (served by I-95) and the two-bore Harbor Tunnel (served by I-895). Skytrain Bangkok. ... The Maryland Transit Administration, sometimes called MTA Maryland to avoid confusion with other cities agencies called MTA, is a state operated transit service serving all of Baltimore, Maryland and the surrounding counties. ... An early motorized bus - a Benz truck modified by Netphener company (1895) A bus is a large automobile intended to carry numerous persons in addition to the driver and sometimes a conductor. ... Light rail at BWI station The Baltimore Light Rail is a small light rail network serving Baltimore, Maryland and the surrounding suburbs. ... Exterior of the Charles Center Metro Subway station in downtown Baltimore The Metro Subway is a single-line rapid transit system serving the greater Baltimore area. ... MARC, prior to 1984 known as Maryland Rail Commuter Service, is a commuter rail system comprising three lines in the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area. ... Flag Seal Nickname: DC, The District Motto: Justitia Omnibus (Justice for All) Location Location of Washington, D.C., with regard to the surrounding states of Maryland and Virginia. ... Union Station is the grand ceremonial train station designed to be the entrance to Washington, D.C. when it opened in 1907. ... Rail transport is the transport of passengers and goods along railways or railroads. ... Passengers bustle around the typical grand edifice of Londons Broad Street station in 1865. ... Exterior of Penn Station Pennsylvania Station (generally referred to as Penn Station) is the main train station in Baltimore, Maryland. ... The Red Line is a proposed mass transit line for the Baltimore, Maryland area. ... Highway in Pennsylvania, USA A highway is a major road designed for automobile travel that connects cities, places, other highways, or other significant points of interest. ... The Baltimore Beltway, Interstate 695, is a full beltway interstate highway extending around Baltimore, Maryland. ... The Baltimore Beltway, Interstate 695, is a full beltway interstate highway extending around Baltimore, Maryland. ... Interstate 95 or (I-95) is an interstate highway that runs 1907 miles (3070 kilometers) north and south along the eastern United States coast. ... Interstate 83 is an interstate highway in the eastern United States. ... The Jones Falls Expressway, known to local residents as the JFX, is a 13-mile (20. ... I-70 looking westbound near Mile 326, Wabaunsee County, Kansas Interstate 70 is a long interstate highway in the United States. ... The Freeway Revolts (sometimes expressway revolts) refer to a phenomenon encountered in the United States in the 1960s and 1970s, where planned freeway construction in many U.S. cities was halted due to widespread public opposition; especially of those whose neighborhoods would be disrupted or displaced by the proposed freeways. ... Barbara Ann Mikulski (born July 20, 1936), a member of the Democratic Party, is the current Class 3 United States Senator representing the State of Maryland. ... The Fort McHenry Tunnel is one of two tunnels that carry traffic underneath Baltimore Harbor. ... Interstate 895 (abbreviated I-895) is a 17-mile (27 km) long expressway that serves as a bypass of Baltimore, Maryland. ...


Passenger rail

Baltimore is a major stop for Amtrak. Named passenger trains which serve Baltimore include Acela Express, Palmetto, Carolinian, Silver Star, Silver Meteor, Vermonter, Crescent, and Amtrak's Regional trains. Amtrak train in downtown Orlando, Florida Amtrak’s high-speed Acela Express at Penn Station New York, NY For other uses, see Amtrak (disambiguation). ... At Union Station (Washington, D.C.) Acela Express (often called simply Acela, leading to early confusion with the Acela Regional and Acela Commuter) is the name used by Amtrak for the high-speed tilting train service operating between Washington, D.C. and Boston via New York City and Philadelphia along... The Palmetto is a 829-mile (1334 km) passenger train service operated by Amtrak from New York City south to Savannah, Georgia via the Northeast Corridor to Washington, DC, then via Richmond, Virginia, Fayetteville, North Carolina and Charleston, South Carolina. ... The Carolinian is a train running daily between Charlotte, North Carolina and New York, New York. ... The Silver Service and Palmetto are a group of passenger railway lines operated by Amtrak, connecting New York Penn Station to Tampa, Florida and Miami, Florida. ... The Silver Service and Palmetto are a group of passenger railway lines operated by Amtrak, connecting New York Penn Station to Tampa, Florida and Miami, Florida. ... It has been suggested that Montrealer (Amtrak) be merged into this article or section. ... The Crescent is a passenger train operated by Amtrak in the eastern part of the United States. ... Regional is Amtraks service between Newport News, Virginia and Boston, Massachusetts. ...


Airports

Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (IATA: BWI, ICAO: KBWI) serves the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area in the United States. ... Location in the state of Maryland Formed 1650 Seat Annapolis Area  - Total  - Water 1,523 km² (588 mi²) 445 km² (172 mi²) 29. ... Martin State Airport is a general aviation airport serving Baltimore, MD. Its IATA Airport Code is MTN Overview of Martin State Airport In 1929, Mr. ... General aviation (abbr. ... Baltimore County is a suburban county located in the northern portion of U.S. state of Maryland. ...

Demographics

City of Baltimore
Population by year [18]

1790 - 13,503
1800 - 26,514
1810 - 46,555
1820 - 62,738
1830 - 80,620
1840 - 102,313
1850 - 169,054
1860 - 212,418
1870 - 267,354
1880 - 332,313
1890 - 434,439
1900 - 508,957
1910 - 558,485
1920 - 733,826
1930 - 804,874
1940 - 859,100
1950 - 949,708
1960 - 939,024
1970 - 905,759
1980 - 786,775
1990 - 736,014
2000 - 651,154 1790 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... 1800 (MDCCC) was an common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1810 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1820 was a leap year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Liberty Leading the People by Eugène Delacroix commemorates the July Revolution 1830 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... 1840 is a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1850 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1860 is the leap year starting on Sunday. ... 1870 (MDCCCLXX) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... 1880 (MDCCCLXXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... 1890 (MDCCCXC) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the Julian calendar). ... 1900 (MCM) was an exceptional common year starting on Monday. ... 1910 (MCMX) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Sunday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar) // Events January January 3 - Babe Ruth is traded by the Boston Red Sox to the New York Yankees for $125,000, the largest sum ever paid for a player at that time. ... 1930 (MCMXXX) is a common year starting on Wednesday. ... 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1940 calendar). ... 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1970 calendar). ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... This article is about the year. ... This article is about the year 2000. ...

In the 1830, 1840, and 1850 censuses of the United States of America, Baltimore was the second-largest city in population. It was among the top 10 cities in population in the United States in every census up to the 1980 census. Liberty Leading the People by Eugène Delacroix commemorates the July Revolution 1830 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... 1840 is a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1850 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ...


As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 651,154 people, 257,996 households, and 147,057 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,111.5/km² (8,058.4/mi²). There were 300,477 housing units at an average density of 1,435.8/km² (3,718.6/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 31.63% White, 64.34% Black or African American, 0.32% Native American, 1.53% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.67% from other races, and 1.47% from two or more races. 1.70% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... Hispanic, as used in the United States, is one of several terms used to categorize US citizens, permanent residents and temporary immigrants, whose background hail either from the Spanish-speaking countries of Latin America or relating to a Spanish-speaking culture. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 257,996 households out of which 25.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 26.7% were married couples living together, 25.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 43.0% were non-families. 34.9% of all households are made up of individuals, and 11.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42, and the average family size was 3.16. A marriage is a committed relationship between or among individuals, recognized by civil authority and/or bound by the religious beliefs of the participants. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 24.8% under the age of 18, 10.9% from 18 to 24, 29.9% from 25 to 44, 21.2% from 45 to 64, and 13.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 87.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.9 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $30,078, and the median income for a family was $35,438. Males had a median income of $31,767 versus $26,832 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,978. About 18.8% of families and 22.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 30.6% of those under age 18 and 18.0% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Baltimore Metropolitan Area

The Baltimore Metropolitan Area currently includes Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford, Howard and Queen Anne's counties, as well as the city itself. As of 2005 the region was home to more than 2.6 million individuals. As the Washington region has prospered, Baltimore and its suburbs have prospered as well. Howard and Anne Arundel counties have become very affluent and rank nationally in terms of per capita family and personal income. Pockets of wealth exist within the Northern sections of the city, as well as parts of Baltimore County. In addition home prices as well as demand have risen significantly throughout the region attracting several prominent high-tech firms. Currently Johns Hopkins University is the largest single employer in the Baltimore region. Anne Arundel County is a county located in the U.S. state of Maryland. ... Baltimore County is a suburban county located in the northern portion of U.S. state of Maryland. ... Carroll County is a county located in the U.S. state of Maryland. ... Harford County is a county located in the northeastern portion of the state of Maryland. ... Howard County is a county located in the central part of the U.S. state of Maryland, between Baltimore, Maryland and Washington, D.C. The county was named for John Eager Howard, an officer in the American Revolutionary War and Governor of Maryland. ... Queen Annes County is a county located on the Eastern Shore of the U.S. state of Maryland. ... The Johns Hopkins University, founded in 1876, is a private institution of higher learning located in Baltimore, Maryland, United States. ...


The Baltimore-Towson PMSA increased from 2,552,994 to 2,655,675 from 2000 to 2005.


Primary suburban jurisdictions within the Baltimore Region include: Annapolis (35,838), Bel Air (10,080), Catonsville (39,820), Columbia (88,254), Dundalk (62,306), Ellicott City (56,397), Fallston (8,427), Glen Burnie (38,922), Owings Mills (20,193), Severna Park (28,507), and Westminster (16,731)


Baltimore Neighborhoods

Further information: List of Baltimore neighborhoods

The following are a list of major neighborhoods in the city of Baltimore, Maryland, USA , organized by broad geographical location within the city: // Northwest Arlington Ashburton Fallstaff Forest Park Glen Howard Park Park Heights Pimlico Reisterstown Station North Abell Charles Village Cedarcroft Govans Evergreen Guilford Hampden Harwood Homeland Keswick Lake...

Education

Colleges and universities

Baltimore is the home of several places of higher learning, both public and private. Among them are:


Private

Baltimore Hebrew University was founded as Baltimore Hebrew College and Teachers Training School in 1919 to promote Jewish scholarship and academic excellence, it continues to be the only institution of higher learning in Maryland devoted solely to all aspects of Judaic and Hebraic studies. ... The Baltimore International College, founded in 1972, is a college located in Baltimore, Maryland that grants specialized degrees in Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management. ... The College of Notre Dame of Maryland (CND) is an independent, Catholic- affiliated, liberal arts college located in Baltimore, Maryland, United States, that primarily serves women students. ... The Johns Hopkins University, founded in 1876, is a private institution of higher learning located in Baltimore, Maryland, United States. ... Loyola College in Maryland, formerly Loyola College, is a private, coeducational university in Baltimore, Maryland, United States, affiliated with the Society of Jesus and the Roman Catholic Church. ... The Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) is an art school in Baltimore, MD. It was founded in 1826, making it the oldest accredited art college in the United States. ... Peabody Institute, c. ... Sojourner-Douglass College is a college located in Baltimore, Maryland. ...

Public

As well as those located within the city, several are located in the suburbs that surround the city. Major ones include: Baltimore City Community College dates its origins to the Baltimore Junior College, founded as part of the Baltimore City Public Schools Syetem in 1947 to provide post-high school education for returning World War II veterans and was the inspiration of Dr. Harry Bard. ... Coppin State University, located on 46 acres (186,000 m²) in Baltimore, Maryland, is part of the University System of Maryland. ... Morgan State University, located in residential Baltimore, Maryland, awards Baccalaureate, Masters and Doctorate degrees. ... The University of Baltimore, located in Baltimore, Maryland, is part of the University System of Maryland. ... University of Maryland, Baltimore, (also known as UMB, and occasionally as UMAB due to its former name, University of Maryland at Baltimore) was founded in 1807. ...

Goucher College is a co-educational liberal arts college located in the northern Baltimore suburb of Towson, on a 287 acre (1. ... Towson is an unincorporated community and a census-designated place located in Baltimore County, Maryland. ... Towson University, located in Towson in Baltimore County, Maryland, is part of the University System of Maryland. ... Towson is an unincorporated community and a census-designated place located in Baltimore County, Maryland. ... The University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) is part of the University System of Maryland and located in southwest Baltimore County, straddling the boundary of Catonsville and Arbutus. ... Catonsville is a census-designated place located in Baltimore County, Maryland. ... Villa Julie College is located in Baltimore County, Maryland in the Greenspring Valley area. ... Stevenson is a town in Maryland, United States. ... Owings Mills is an unincorporated community and a census-designated place in Baltimore County, Maryland, United States. ...

Public schools

The city's public schools are operated by the Baltimore City Public School System, which includes the flagship Baltimore City College. The school systems logo The Baltimore City Public School System (BCPSS) is a public school district in the state of Maryland that serves the youth of city of Baltimore (in distinction to the county of Baltimore). ... Baltimore City College is a public secondary school in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S. The school is the third oldest public high school in the United States, predated only by the English High School of Boston (1829) and the Central High School of Philadelphia (1838). ...


Private schools

The Boys Latin School of Maryland, is an all boys private school founded in 1844 and located in Baltimore, Maryland, the oldest independent non-sectarian school in the state of Maryland. ... Gilman School, originally named The Country School for Boys, is a private school founded in 1897 and located in Baltimore, Maryland. ... Roland Park Country School (RPCS) is an independent and private all-girls college preparatory school in Baltimore, Maryland. ... The Bryn Mawr School (BMS) is an independent, nonsectarian, college-preparatory school for girls from preschool through grade twelve. ... Calvert Hall College is a Catholic preparatory high school for boys located in Towson, Maryland, USA. The school was established in 1845 by the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools as a private Catholic college preparatory high school for boys, and is the oldest Christian Brothers school in... Mount Saint Joseph College, usually called Mount Saint Joseph High School, is a Catholic school located in the community of Irvington, Maryland. ... Archbishop Curley High School, is a Roman Catholic all boys high school located in the Archdiocese of Baltimore. ... McDonogh School is a private, coeducational, K-12, college-preparatory school located in Owings Mills, Maryland. ... Loyola Blakefield is a college preparatory school in Towson, a community in Baltimore County, Maryland, in the United States. ...

Media

Although Baltimore is only 45 minutes north of Washington by automobile, it is a major media market in its own right. Its main newspaper, The Baltimore Sun, was sold by its Baltimore owners in 1988 to the Los Angeles Times, which has since been bought by the Chicago Tribune. Baltimore is the 24th-largest television market and 21st-largest radio market in the country. The Sun is the major newspaper in Baltimore, Maryland, with a daily press run of 247,193 copies and a Sunday run of 418,670 copies (9/30/05 Audit Bureau of Circulations report). ... The Los Angeles Times (also known as the LA Times) is a daily newspaper published in Los Angeles, California and distributed throughout the western United States. ... The Chicago Tribune, formerly self-styled as the Worlds Greatest Newspaper, remains one of the principal daily newspapers of the midwestern United States. ... A media market, broadcast market, or simply market is a region where the population can receive the same (or similar) television and radio station offerings, and may also include other types of media including newspapers or Internet content. ... A media market, broadcast market, media region or simply market is a region where the population can receive the same (or similar) television and radio station offerings, and may also include other types of media including newspapers or Internet content. ...


Newspapers

The Sun is the major newspaper in Baltimore, Maryland, with a daily press run of 247,193 copies and a Sunday run of 418,670 copies (9/30/05 Audit Bureau of Circulations report). ... Baltimore City Paper is a free alternative weekly paper published in Baltimore, Maryland. ... LatinOpinion is the only Hispanic Newspaper for Baltimore and Central Maryland areas. ...

Television

WBAL-TV (channel 11, DTV 59), WBAL-TV 11 is the NBC affiliate for Baltimore, Maryland. ... WBFF, FOX45 is the Fox affiliate in Baltimore, Maryland, broadcasting on channel 45 (digital channel 46). ... WJZ-TV, WJZ 13 is a CBS-owned and operated television station in Baltimore, Maryland. ... WMAR-TV (ABC 2) is the ABC television affiliate in Baltimore, Maryland. ... WNUV (WB 54) is the WB affiliate in Baltimore, Maryland, broadcasting channel 54 (analog) and channel 40 (digital). ... WUTB is the UPN affiliate in Baltimore, Maryland, broadcasting on channel 24 (digital channel 41). ...

Radio

WBAL is the callsign of several broadcast stations in Baltimore, Maryland WBAL (AM) 1090 AM WBAL-TV channel 11 WBAL-FM is now WIYY-FM 97. ... 92. ... WHFS are the call letters for the FM radio station transmitting on 105. ... WIYY is a radio station in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, broadcasting on 97. ... WJFK-AM (1300 kHz) is a sports radio station located in Towson, Maryland, near Baltimore. ... WLIF (101. ... WLOY is the call sign for a non-commercial radio station owned by Loyola College in Maryland, operating at 1620 kHz on the AM band. ... Broadcast on 1570-AM, WNST was the first 24-hour all sports radio station in Baltimore. ... WPOC is a country-format radio station in Baltimore, Maryland. ... WQSR in Baltimore, MD used to be an oldies station, but now has adapted the new JACK FM format. ... WRBS is a Christian FM radio station that broadcasts on the 95. ... WSMJ (104. ... The World-Wide Media eXchange is a protocol and service for GEO coded data that is in development by Microsoft. ... WYPR is a public radio station that services the Baltimore, Maryland metropolitan area. ...

Museums and attractions

The American Visionary Art Museum (AVAM) is an art museum located in Baltimore, Maryland. ... The Jewish Museum of Maryland is located in Baltimore. ... The Baltimore Basilica is the first major religious building constructed in the nation after the adoption of the United States Constitution. ... The Baltimore Museum of Art in Baltimore, Maryland, was founded in 1914 and is located on the edge of the campus of Johns Hopkins University. ... The Baltimore Maritime Museum is a maritime museum located in the Inner Harbor of Baltimore in the United States. ... The Baltimore Streetcar Museum is a non-profit museum, dedicated to preserving Baltimores public transportation history, especially the street railway era . ... Mt Clare Roundhouse Opened in Baltimore on 2 July 1953, the B&O Railroad Museum is located at the historic site of the B&O Railroads Mt. ... Cylburn Arboretum (207 acres) is a city park with arboretum and gardens, located at 4915 Greenspring Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland. ... Druid Hill Park is a 745-acre park in Baltimore, Maryland. ... Fort McHenry, in Baltimore, Maryland, is a star fort best known for its role in the War of 1812, when it successfully defended Baltimore Harbor from an attack by the British navy in Chesapeake Bay. ... Harborplace is a festival marketplace in Baltimore, Maryland, that opened in 1980 as a centerpiece of the revival of downtown Baltimore. ... The Lacrosse Foundation Hall of Fame Museum, located in Baltimore, Maryland on the campus of Johns Hopkins University, showcases the history of the game of Lacrosse, from its Native American origins to its present day modern form. ... Lexington Market is a historic market in downtown Baltimore, Maryland. ... The Maryland Science Center opened to the public in 1976, with 3 levels of exhibits and a planetarium. ... The National Aquarium in Baltimore (angular building, rear right, and 2005 extension to its left) lies near historic ships in the Inner Harbor area of Baltimore, including USS Torsk and Lightship Chesapeake. ... Located in Baltimore, Maryland, and opened in 1996, The Dr. Samuel D. Harris National Museum of Dentistry, preserves and exhibits the history of dentistry in United States and throughout the world. ... Patterson Park is fondly known as the best backyard in Baltimore. The park is bordered by Baltimore Street on the north, Eastern Avenue on the south, South Patterson Park Avenue on the west, and South Linwood Avenue on the east. ... Pimlico Race Course is a horse racetrack in Baltimore, Maryland, most famous for hosting the Preakness Stakes. ... The Pickersgill House The Flag House & Star-Spangled Banner Museum is the 1793 home of Mary Pickersgill where she sewed the Star-Spangled Banner, the flag that flew over Fort McHenry during the Battle of Baltimore in the War of 1812, in the summer of 1813. ... The USS Constellation constructed in 1854 is a sloop-of-war and the second United States Navy ship to carry this famous name. ... The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, Maryland is one of the finest small privately-formed art collections open to the public in the United States. ... The Westminster Hall and Burying Ground, is located on the corner of Fayette and Greene Streets on the west side of downtown Baltimore. ...

Sports teams

M&T Bank Stadium
M&T Bank Stadium

Image File history File links Ravenstadium2005. ... Image File history File links Ravenstadium2005. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) East Division (1969-present) Major league titles World Series titles (3) 1983 â€¢ 1970 â€¢ 1966 AL Pennants (7) 1983 â€¢ 1979 â€¢ 1971 â€¢ 1970 1969 â€¢ 1966 â€¢ 1944 East Division titles (8) 1997 â€¢ 1983 â€¢ 1979 â€¢ 1974 1973 â€¢ 1971 â€¢ 1970 â€¢ 1969 Wild card berths (1) 1996 Major league... Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in the world. ... City Baltimore, Maryland Team colors Purple, Black, and Gold Head Coach Brian Billick Owner Steve Bisciotti General manager Ozzie Newsome Mascot Edgar, Allan, and Poe Local radio Flagship stations: WBAL (1090) and WIYY (97. ... The National Football League (NFL) is the largest professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities and regions. ... The Baltimore Bayhawks are Baltimore, Marylands professional lacrosse team. ... Major League Lacrosse is a professional field lacrosse league played in the United States. ... The name Baltimore Blast has been used by two different indoor soccer teams. ... The Major Indoor Soccer League is the only current professional indoor soccer league in the USA. The league is a member of both the United States Soccer Federation and FIFA. // History In the summer of 2001, the National Professional Soccer League disbanded. ... The Baltimore Pearls are a team in the American Basketball Association. ... The American Basketball Association (ABA) is a mens professional basketball league founded in 1999 as a revival of the defunct basketball league, also called the American Basketball Association, that merged with the NBA in 1976. ... The National Womens Football Association (NWFA) is a full-contact American football league for women. ...

Defunct (or moved) Sports Teams

Baseball

Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Oriole Park at Camden Yards

Image File history File links Oriole70. ... Image File history File links Oriole70. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) East Division (1969-present) Major league titles World Series titles (3) 1983 â€¢ 1970 â€¢ 1966 AL Pennants (7) 1983 â€¢ 1979 â€¢ 1971 â€¢ 1970 1969 â€¢ 1966 â€¢ 1944 East Division titles (8) 1997 â€¢ 1983 â€¢ 1979 â€¢ 1974 1973 â€¢ 1971 â€¢ 1970 â€¢ 1969 Wild card berths (1) 1996 Major league... This article refers to the American baseball league. ... The American Association (AA) was a professional baseball league from 1882 to 1891. ... American League The American League (or formally the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States of America and Canada. ... The Union Association was a league in Major League Baseball which lasted only for one season in 1884. ... Baltimore Terrapins The Baltimore Terrapins were one of the least successful teams in the short-lived Federal League of professional baseball from 1914 to 1915. ... The Federal League was the last major attempt to establish a third major league in baseball in the United States in direct competition with and opposition to the established American and National Leagues in 1914 and 1915. ...

Football

The Montreal Alouettes (French, Alouettes de Montréal) refers to a team in the Canadian Football League based in Montreal, Quebec. ... The Canadian Football League (CFL), also known by its French name, Ligue canadienne de football (LCF), is a professional league located entirely in Canada that plays Canadian football. ... Categories: Stub | Philadelphia sports | Defunct American football teams ... The United States Football League was a professional American football league that played three seasons between 1983 and 1985. ... City Indianapolis, Indiana Team colors Speed Blue and White Head Coach Tony Dungy Owner Jim Irsay General manager Bill Polian Mascot Spike and Spirit Local radio Flagship stations: WFBQ (94. ... The National Football League (NFL) is the largest professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities and regions. ...

Basketball

The First Mariner Arena. (Formerly The Baltimore Arena)
The First Mariner Arena. (Formerly The Baltimore Arena)

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Soccer

The Baltimore Bays were a soccer team based out of Baltimore, Maryland that played in the NASL. They played from 1967 to 1968. ... NASL logo North American Soccer League (NASL) was a professional American (with a few teams in Canada) soccer league that operated from 1968 to 1984. ...

Hockey

The Baltimore Blades were a hockey team based out of Baltimore that played in the World Hockey Association. ... World Hockey Association logo The World Hockey Association (French: Association Mondiale de Hockey) was a professional ice hockey league that operated in North America from 1972 to 1979. ... The Baltimore Bandits succeeded the Clippers and Skipjacks as the Baltimore entry in the AHL. The team played for two seasons at the Baltimore Arena before moving to Ohio to become the Cincinnati Mighty Ducks. ... The American Hockey League (AHL) is regarded as the top professional hockey league in North America outside the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The Baltimore Clippers were an American ice hockey team. ... The American Hockey League (AHL) is regarded as the top professional hockey league in North America outside the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The Eastern Hockey League was a minor professional ice hockey league that was known as the EHL. // Eastern Amateur Hockey League (1933-1953) The league was founded in 1933 as the Eastern Amateur Hockey League (EAHL). ... Southern Hockey League can refer to two different professional ice hockey leagues. ... The Baltimore Skipjacks were an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. ... The American Hockey League (AHL) is regarded as the top professional hockey league in North America outside the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The Atlantic Coast Hockey League was a minor league hockey organization that operated between 1981 and 1987. ...

Lacrosse

Categories: Sports stubs | National Lacrosse League | Denver sports | Major Indoor Lacrosse League ... Old MILL logo The National Lacrosse League (NLL) is the professional league of mens indoor lacrosse in North America. ...

Sister cities

Baltimore has ten sister cities, as designated by Sister Cities International, Inc. (SCI): Sign denoting twin towns of Neckarsulm Town twinning or sister cities is a concept where towns or cities from geographically and politically distinct areas are paired, with the goal of fostering human contact and cultural links. ...

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Baltimore in Fiction

  • In the police procedural books and series based on the work of author and former police reporter David Simon, Homicide: Life on the Street and The Wire.
  • In addition, Simon's reality-based book and TV miniseries on drug dealers, The Corner is set in Baltimore.
  • Homicide executive producer Barry Levinson is a native of Baltimore, and set his films Diner, Tin Men, Avalon, and Liberty Heights in the City.
  • Baltimore native Tom Clancy, a graduate of Loyola-Blakefield High School and Loyola College in Maryland, often includes Baltimore and other parts of Maryland in his action/spy thriller novels and their corresponding feature films. In the film The Sum of All Fears, based on the Clancy novel of the same name, Baltimore is devastated by a terrorist nuclear bomb. In the book, however, the attack takes place in Denver.
  • Maryland native Nora Roberts also uses Maryland and particularly parts of the Chesapeake Bay as settings for her novels. This includes Baltimore in such novels as Inner Harbor.
  • Anne Tyler lived in Baltimore for many years and many of her books are set there, for example The Accidental Tourist, which was also made into a movie.
  • John Waters' films are all set in Baltimore, and they have all premiered at the historic Senator Theatre.
  • Laura Lippman author of detective fiction set in Baltimore, notably the Tess Monaghan novels.
  • The show One on One is set in Baltimore until Breanna moves to L.A.
  • Roc was an American sitcom set in Baltimore.
  • The action-horror video game The Suffering: Ties That Bind is set in Baltimore.

The police procedural is a sub-genre of the mystery story which attempts to accurately depict the activities of a police force as they investigate crimes. ... David Simon is the author of Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets which described his life traveling with members of the Baltimore, Maryland Police Department. ... Homicide: Life on the Street is an American television drama series chronicling the life of a fictional Baltimore police homicide unit. ... The Wire is a police/crime television drama shown by the HBO cable network in the United States. ... A miniseries (sometimes mini-series), in a serial storytelling medium, is a production which tells a story in a limited number of episodes. ... The Corner: A Year in the Life of an Inner-City Neighborhood is a book written by Baltimore Sun reporter David Simon and former Baltimore homicide detective Edward Burns. ... Barry Levinson Barry Levinson (born April 6, 1942 in Baltimore, Maryland) is a Jewish-American screenwriter, film director, actor, and producer of film and television. ... Diner (1982) is a film written and directed by Barry Levinson which along with Avalon, Tin Men, and Liberty Heights constitutes his series of Baltimore films. ... Tin Men is a 1987 comedy film directed by Barry Levinson and produced by Mark Johnson. ... There have been two films known as Avalon Avalon (1990 film)- A American film made in 1990 Avalon (Japanese film)- A Japanese film made in 2001 This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Liberty Heights is a 1999 comedy-drama film by writer-director Barry Levinson. ... Tom Clancy Thomas Leo Clancy Jr. ... Loyola College in Maryland, formerly Loyola College, is a private, coeducational university in Baltimore, Maryland, United States, affiliated with the Society of Jesus and the Roman Catholic Church. ... The Sum of All Fears is a best-selling thriller novel by Tom Clancy, and part of the Jack Ryan series. ... This article refers to the state capital of Colorado. ... Nora Roberts (b. ... Chesapeake Bay - Landsat photo Chesapeake Bay where the Susquehanna River empties into it. ... The Inner Harbor of Baltimore, Maryland, in the United States, is a historic seaport, tourist attraction, and iconic landmark of the city. ... Anne Tyler (born on October 25, 1941 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist. ... The Accidental Tourist is a novel by Anne Tyler that won the National Book Critics Circle Award. ... John Waters at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival. ... Laura Lippmann is an author of detective fiction born in Atlanta, Georgia in 1959 and raised in Baltimore, Maryland (where she now lives) and went to high school in Columbia, Maryland (where she was the captain of the Wilde Lake High School Its Academic team). ... Roc was a Fox network sitcom which ran from 1991 to 1994. ... A sitcom or situation comedy is a genre of comedy performance originally devised for radio but today typically found on television. ...

See also

The Enoch Pratt Free Library, located in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, is one of the oldest free public libraries in the United States. ... This is a list of famous people and celebrities that were either born in or have lived in Baltimore, Maryland. ... Here is a list of mayors that have served the city of Baltimore, Maryland. ... The largest contiguous public parks-preserves within 30 miles of either Baltimore, Md. ... Baltimore, Maryland has long been the largest city and cultural center of Maryland, and has contributed much to that states musical heritage. ... Baltimorese, sometimes phonetically written Bawlmerese or Ballimerese, is a dialect of American English which originated among the white blue-collar residents of working class South and Southeast Baltimore. ... The Baltimore Police Department, or BPD, provides police services to the city of Baltimore, Maryland and was officially established by the Maryland Legislature on March 16 1845. ... The Dickeyville Historic District is a National Register of Historic Places listed community located just inside the western edge of Baltimore City, Maryland near the intersection of Interstates 70 and 695 and adjacent to Kernan Hospital. ...

Notes and references

  1. ^ Annual Estimates of the Population of Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2004 (CBSA-EST2004-01)
  2. ^ United States census data for 1830, 1840, and 1850

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State capital:

Annapolis This is a list of United States state capitals: Trivia - Jefferson City (Missouri) has the longest name of the U.S. state capitals - Only two of the U.S. state capitals are named for their state: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Indianapolis, Indiana retard See also List of current and former... Flag Seal Nickname: Americas Sailing Capital , Naptown, San Diego East, Dogtown Motto: Vixi Liber Et Moriar (Latin:I have lived, and I shall die, free) Location Location in Maryland Coordinates , Government Country State County United States Maryland Anne Arundel County Founded Incorporated 1649 1708 Mayor Ellen O. Moyer (D...

Regions:

Western | Southern | Eastern Shore | Baltimore-Washington Metro Area | Chesapeake | Delaware Valley This list of regions of the United States includes official (governmental) and non-official areas within the borders of the United States, not including U.S. states, the federal district of Washington, D.C. or standard subentities such as cities or counties. ... Western Maryland is the portion of U.S. state of Maryland that consists of Frederick, Washington, Allegany, and Garrett counties. ... Southern Maryland is composed of the states southernmost counties on the Western Shore. ... The Eastern Shore of Maryland is composed of the states nine counties east of Chesapeake Bay. ... The official U.S. Census Bureau-designated Washington-Baltimore-Northern Virginia, DC-MD-VA-WV Combined Statistical Area. ... Chesapeake Bay - Landsat photo Chesapeake Bay where the Susquehanna River empties into it. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...

Notable Cities: Baltimore | Bowie | College Park | Cumberland | Frederick | Gaithersburg | Greenbelt | Hagerstown | Hyattsville | Laurel | Rockville | Salisbury | Takoma Park | Westminster
Counties:

Allegany | Anne Arundel | Baltimore City | Baltimore County | Calvert | Caroline | Carroll | Cecil | Charles | Dorchester | Frederick | Garrett | Harford | Howard | Kent | Montgomery | Prince George's | Queen Anne's | St. Mary's | Somerset | Talbot | Washington | Wicomico | Worcester Location Location of Bowie in the State of Maryland Coordinates , Government Country State County United States Maryland Prince Georges County Established 1916 Mayor G. Frederick Robinson Geographical characteristics Area     City 41. ... Motto: Nickname: Map Political Statistics Founded 1856 Incorporated 1945 Prince Georges County Mayor Stephen A. Brayman Geographic Statistics Area  - Total  - Land  - Water 14. ... Location Location in Maryland Coordinates , Government Country State County United States Maryland Allegany County founded incorporated 1787 1815 Mayor Lee N. Fiedler Geographical characteristics Area     City 23. ... Motto: Nickname: Map Political Statistics Founded 1745 Incorporated County Frederick County Borough {{{borough}}} Parrish {{{parrish}}} Mayor Jennifer Dougherty Geographic Statistics Area  - Total  - Water 59. ... Motto: Nickname: Location in Maryland Founded Incorporated 1802 April 5, 1878  County Montgomery County Borough Parrish Mayor Sidney A. Katz Area  - Total  - Water 26. ... Location in Prince Georges County, Maryland Founded  -Incorporated 1937 {{{incorporated}}}  County Prince Georges County Mayor Judith F. Davis Area  - Total  - Water 15. ... Motto: Nickname: Map Political Statistics Founded Incorporated County Washington County Borough {{{borough}}} Parrish {{{parrish}}} Mayor vacant Geographic Statistics Area  - Total  - Water 27. ... Hyattsville is a city located in Prince Georges County, Maryland, USA. // History The city was named for its founder, Christopher Clark Hyatt. ... Flag Seal Location Location of Laurel in Maryland Coordinates , Government Country State County United States Maryland Prince Georges County Municipal corporation 1870 Mayor Craig A. Moe Geographical characteristics Area     City 9. ... Map Political Statistics Founded 1717 Incorporated 1860 County Montgomery County Mayor Larry Giammo Geographic Statistics Area  - Total  - Land  - Water 34. ... Nickname: Crossroad of Delmarva Founded Incorporated 1732 1854  County Wicomico County Mayor Barrie P. Tilghman Area  - Total  - Water 29. ... Location Location in Maryland Coordinates , Government Country State County United States Maryland Montgomery Founded Incorporated 1883 1890 Mayor Kathryn H. Porter Geographical characteristics Area     City 5. ... Westminster is a city located in Carroll County, Maryland. ... List of Maryland counties and independent city* Allegany County: formed in 1789 from part of Washington County. ... Allegany County is a county located in the western portion of the U.S. state of Maryland. ... Location in the state of Maryland Formed 1650 Seat Annapolis Area  - Total  - Water 1,523 km² (588 mi²) 445 km² (172 mi²) 29. ... Baltimore County is a suburban county located in the northern portion of U.S. state of Maryland. ... Calvert County is a county located in the U.S. state of Maryland. ... Caroline County is a county located in the U.S. state of Maryland. ... Carroll County is a county located in the U.S. state of Maryland. ... Cecil County is a county located in the U.S. state of Maryland. ... Charles County is a county in the south central portion of the U.S. state of Maryland. ... Dorchester County is a county located in the state of Maryland. ... Frederick County is a county located in the western part of the state of Maryland, bordering the southern border of Pennsylvania and the northeastern border of Virginia. ... Garrett County is the westernmost county of the U.S. state of Maryland. ... Harford County is a county located in the northeastern portion of the U.S. state of Maryland. ... Howard County is a county located in the central part of the U.S. state of Maryland, between Baltimore, Maryland and Washington, D.C. The county was named for John Eager Howard, an officer in the American Revolutionary War and Governor of Maryland. ... Location in the state of Maryland Formed 1642 Seat Chestertown Area  - Total  - Water 1,073 km² (414 mi²) 349 km² (135 mi²) 32. ... Montgomery County is a suburban county located in the U.S. state of Maryland north of Washington, D.C. The county, sometimes referred to informally as MoCo, is the most populous jurisdiction in Maryland and one of the most affluent in the nation. ... Prince Georges County is a suburban county located in the U.S. state of Maryland immediately north, east, and south of Washington, D.C. It is home to the USDA Beltsville Agricultural Research Center, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Andrews Air Force Base, the University of Marylands flagship... Queen Annes County is a county located on the Eastern Shore of the U.S. state of Maryland. ... Saint Marys County is a county located in the U.S. state of Maryland. ... Somerset County is the southernmost county in the state of Maryland, located in the eastern part of the state. ... Talbot County is a county located in the state of Maryland. ... Location in the state of Maryland Formed 1776 Seat Hagerstown Area  - Total  - Water 1,211 km² (468 mi²) 24 km² (9 mi²) 2. ... Wicomico County is located in the southeastern part of the state of Maryland. ... Worcester County (pronounced locally as either Wis-ter or Wuhr-ster) is the easternmost county located in the U.S. state of Maryland. ...

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