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Encyclopedia > Baltimore, Maryland
City of Baltimore
View of the Baltimore Skyline from the Patapsco River

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Official seal of City of Baltimore
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Nickname: Charm City,[1] Mob Town,[2][3] B-more, Crabtown, The City of Firsts,[4][5] Monument City,[6] B-Town[7], Ravenstown
Motto: "The Greatest City in America",[8]

"Get in on it."[9]
For other uses of Baltimore, see Baltimore (disambiguation). ... 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... 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. ... The flag of Baltimore features the city seal featuring the battle monument, on the Calvert Family colors, which also serve as one half of the Maryland state flag. ... 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. ... EXAMPLE:Laughbox,Blondie,BamBam,Pinkie,etc. ... For other uses, see Motto (disambiguation). ...

(formerly "The City That Reads")
Location of Baltimore in Maryland
Coordinates: 39°17′11″N 76°36′54″W / 39.28639, -76.615
Country United States
State Maryland
Founded 1729
Incorporated 1796
Government
 - Mayor Sheila Dixon (D)
Area
 - City 92.1 sq mi (238.5 km²)
 - Land 80.8 sq mi (209.3 km²)
 - Water 11.3 sq mi (29.2 km²)
Elevation 33 ft (10 m)
Population (2006)[10]
 - City 640,961
 - Density 8,058.4/sq mi (3,039/km²)
 - Urban 2,178,000
 - Metro 2,658,405
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 410, 443
FIPS code 24-04000
GNIS feature ID 0597040
Website: www.baltimorecity.gov

Baltimore (pronounced /ˈbɒltɨmɔr/) is an independent city and the largest city in the state of Maryland in the United States. The city is a major U.S. seaport, situated closer to major Midwestern markets than any other major seaport on the East Coast. As of 2006, the population of Baltimore City was 640,961.[10] The Baltimore Metropolitan Area, which includes the city's surrounding suburbs, has approximately 2.6 million residents. Baltimore is the largest city in the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area (CMSA) of approximately 8.1 million residents. Baltimore's metropolitan area is the 20th largest in the country. Image File history File links Map_of_Maryland_highlighting_Baltimore_City. ... 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The city is named after the founding proprietor of the Maryland Colony, Lord Baltimore in the Irish House of Lords. Baltimore himself took his title from a place named Baltimore in Ireland, which is an Anglicized form of the Irish language Baile an Tí Mhoir,[11] meaning "Town of the Big House". Baltimore in County Cork was the seat of Lord Baltimore.[12] Baltimore became the second leading port of entry for immigrants to the United States during the 1800s. Once an industrial town with an economic base in manufacturing, Baltimore's economy has shifted primarily to a service sector-oriented, with the largest employer no longer Bethlehem Steel but The Johns Hopkins University and The Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Province of Maryland was one of the 13 colonies that went on to establish the United States. ... Cæcilius Calvert Cæcilius Calvert, 2nd Baron Baltimore (August 8, 1605–November 30, 1675), inherited on the death of his father George in 1632 the grant by Charles I of England of the new colony of Maryland. ... The former House of Lords chamber in the Irish Parliament Building, today in use as a function room by the Bank of Ireland. ... This article is about the modern Goidelic language. ... Baltimore (Dún na Séad in Irish) is a small town in western County Cork, Ireland. ... Statistics Province: Munster County seat: Cork Code: C Area: 7,457 km² (2,879 sq mi) Population (2006) 480,909 (including City of Cork); 361,766 (without Cork City) Website: www. ... Manufacturing (from Latin manu factura, making by hand) is the use of tools and labor to make things for use or sale. ... The tertiary sector of industry, also called the service sector or the service industry, is one of the three main industrial categories of a developed economy, the others being the secondary industry (manufacturing and primary goods production such as agriculture), and primary industry (extraction such as mining and fishing). ... Bethlehem Steel Corporations flagship manufacturing facility in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, in the United States. ... The Johns Hopkins University, founded in 1876, is a private institution of higher learning located in Baltimore, Maryland, United States. ... The Dome of the Johns Hopkins Hospital as seen from Broadway. ...


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. For other uses of Baltimore, see Baltimore (disambiguation). ...

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History

Battle Monument with Washington Monument in background
Great Baltimore Fire of 1904, looking West from Pratt and Gay Streets.
Same view in 1906, 2 years after the fire
Downtown Baltimore's Pratt Street, 2005
Downtown Baltimore's Pratt Street, 2005
Looking West towards downtown Baltimore from Fayette St
Looking West towards downtown Baltimore from Fayette St
Baltimore from across the Patapsco River
Baltimore from across the Patapsco River

During the 17th century, various towns called "Baltimore" were founded as commercial ports at various locations on the upper Chesapeake Bay. The Maryland colonial General Assembly created the port (at Locust Point) in 1706 as a tobacco port of entry. The present city dates from July 30, 1729, and is named after Cæcilius Calvert, Lord Baltimore, who was the first Proprietary Governor of the Province of Maryland. Like many early U.S. cities, this name came from a place in Europe. Cæcilius Calvert was a son of George Calvert who was awarded the Barony of Baltimore in County Cork Ireland in 1625 by King James I of England. George Calvert hence became the first Lord Baltimore.[13] 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. ... Image File history File links Balt. ... Image File history File links Balt. ... The aftermath of the fire. ... 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. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2272x1704, 1815 KB) Downtown Baltimore from the Inner Harbor I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2272x1704, 1815 KB) Downtown Baltimore from the Inner Harbor I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2200x1700, 747 KB) A view of Downtown Baltimore from the East, on Fayette St I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2200x1700, 747 KB) A view of Downtown Baltimore from the East, on Fayette St I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1600x564, 160 KB) Downtown Baltimore from a distance I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1600x564, 160 KB) Downtown Baltimore from a distance I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... The Chesapeake Bay - Landsat photo The Chesapeake Bay is the largest estuary in the United States. ... Port of Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, consists of seaport facilities for cargo, especially roll-on/roll-off ships, and passengers operated by the Maryland Port Administration (MPA). ... Locust Point is a pennisular neighborhood in Baltimore, Maryland. ... Shredded tobacco leaf for pipe smoking Tobacco can also be pressed into plugs and sliced into flakes Tobacco is an agricultural product processed from the fresh leaves of plants in the genus Nicotiana. ... A port of entry is a place where one may lawfully enter a country. ... is the 211th day of the year (212th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events July 30 - Baltimore, Maryland is founded. ... Cæcilius Calvert, 2nd Baron Baltimore (August 8, 1605 – November 30, 1675), usually called Cecil, was an English coloniser who was the first proprietor of the Maryland colony. ... Proprietary Governors were individuals authorized to govern proprietary colonies. ... A map of the Province of Maryland. ... George Calvert, 1st Baron Baltimore (c. ... Statistics Province: Munster County seat: Cork Code: C Area: 7,457 km² (2,879 sq mi) Population (2006) 480,909 (including City of Cork); 361,766 (without Cork City) Website: www. ...


18th century

Baltimore grew swiftly in the mid- to late 18th century as a granary for sugar-producing colonies in the Caribbean. The profit from sugar encouraged the cultivation of cane and the importation of food. Baltimore's shorter distance from the Caribbean, compared to other large port cities such as New York City and Boston, reduced transportation time and minimized the spoilage of flour. This article is about sugar as food and as an important and widely-traded commodity. ... This article is about a type of political territory. ... West Indies redirects here. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe)1, Athens of America, The Cradle of Revolution, Puritan City, Americas Walking City Location in Massachusetts, USA Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas M. Menino(D) Area    - City 232. ... For the movement of people or objects, see transport. ... For other uses, see Flour (disambiguation). ...


Baltimore played a key part in events leading to and including the American Revolution. City leaders such as Jonathan Plowman Jr. moved the city to join the resistance to British taxation. Baltimore joined other cities in protesting Boston's punishment by the British by banding together the merchants to sign agreements to not import from or export to Britain. Dr. John Stevenson and Jonathan Plowman Jr. made Baltimore a center for importation of indentured servants from England during the 1750s and 60's. Baltimore in 1773 was also the place where Customs officer Robert Moreton was chased out of town for trying to seize the ship Speedwell and its cargo. The story is that Mr. Moreton had ordered the captain to wait on offloading till after he came back. The merchants demanded their cargo and started off loading. When Mr. Moreton returned he declared the ship seized and went to Annapolis to file the paperwork. Upon his return the local merchants chased him and tarred and feathered two men who worked for him. Fearing for his life he first fled to Annapolis and later to Boston. The Boston tea party took place here. John Trumbulls Declaration of Independence, showing the five-man committee in charge of drafting the Declaration in 1776 as it presents its work to the Second Continental Congress in Philadelphia The American Revolution refers to the period during the last half of the 18th century in which the Thirteen... Jonathan Plowman Jr. ... A tax is an involuntary fee paid by individuals or businesses to a state, or to functional equivalents of a state, including tribes, secessionist movements or revolutionary movements. ... Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe)1, Athens of America, The Cradle of Revolution, Puritan City, Americas Walking City Location in Massachusetts, USA Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas M. Menino(D) Area    - City 232. ... Dr. John Stevenson, a Scot, pioneer merchant and developer of Baltimore, Maryland, if not indeed its actual founder, was known as the American Romulus. ... Jonathan Plowman Jr. ... An Indentured servant is an unfree labourer under contract to work (for a specified amount of time) for another person, often without any pay, but in exchange for accommodation, food, other essentials and/or free passage to a new country. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Customs is an authority or agency in a country responsible for collecting customs duties and for controlling the flow of animals and goods (including personal effects and hazardous items) in and out of a country. ... For other uses, see Ship (disambiguation). ... This article is about transported goods. ... For other uses, see Captain (disambiguation). ... City nickname: Americas Sailing Capital Location in the state of Maryland Founded 1649 Mayor Ellen O. Moyer (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water 19. ... Tarring and feathering is a physical punishment, at least as old as the Crusades, used to enforce formal justice in feudal Europe and informal justice in Europe and its colonies in the early modern period, as well as the early American frontier, mostly as a type of mob vengeance (compare... City nickname: Americas Sailing Capital Location in the state of Maryland Founded 1649 Mayor Ellen O. Moyer (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water 19. ...


19th century

During the War of 1812, the British declared Baltimore a "nest of Pirates."[14] The city'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 by repulsing joint land and naval attacks. This article is about the U.S.–U.K. war. ... Fort McHenry Fort McHenry, in Baltimore, Maryland, is a star shaped 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 is a historic seaport, tourist attraction, and iconic landmark of the City of Baltimore. ... Combatants Great Britain United States Commanders Robert Ross George Cockburn Unknown Strength 4,250 Unknown The Burning of Washington is the name given to the burning of Washington, D.C., by British forces in 1814, during the War of 1812. ... Combatants Great Britain United States of America Commanders Robert Ross† Alexander Cochrane Arthur Brooke Samuel Smith John Stricker George Armistead Strength 5,000 2,000 (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...


In the years that followed, Baltimore's population grew explosively, due to increased commerce not only abroad but more importantly with points west in the interior of the United States. The construction of the federally funded National Road (a route now followed by U.S. Route 40) and the privately funded Baltimore & Ohio Railroad made Baltimore a major shipping and manufacturing center. As fortunes were made, the city's distinctive local culture started taking shape, and it started to develop a unique skyline peppered with churches and monuments. On an 1827 visit to the city, John Quincy Adams purportedly nicknamed it "Monument City"--a moniker that remained popular for well over a century. Map showing the route of the National Road at its greatest completion in 1839, with historical state boundaries. ... U.S. Route 40 is an east-west United States highway. ... The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad or B&O was a 19th century railroad which operated in the east coast of the United States and was the first railroad to offer commercial transportation of both people and freight. ... John Quincy Adams (July 11, 1767 – February 23, 1848) was a diplomat, politician, and the sixth President of the United States (March 4, 1825 – March 4, 1829). ...


Baltimore became an independent city in 1851, being separated from Baltimore County at that time. An independent city is a city that does not form part of another general-purpose local government entity. ... For other uses of Baltimore, see Baltimore (disambiguation). ...


Though it was a slave-holding state, Maryland did not secede but remained part of the Union during the Civil War. Slavery was outlawed in Maryland by the state Constitution of 1864. Secessionist 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 (himself a Marylander), dealt with the habeas corpus rights of Marylanders jailed by the Abraham Lincoln Administration and strongly rebuked Lincoln for his actions. Animated map of secession, Civil War and re-admission:  States of the Union  Territories of the Union (including occupied territory)  States of the Confederacy  Territories claimed by Confederacy During the American Civil War, the Union was a name used to refer to the twenty-three states of the United States... Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties 110,000 killed in action, 360,000 total dead, 275,200 wounded 93,000 killed in action, 258,000 total... For other uses, see Secession (disambiguation). ... 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. ... For other uses, see Washington, D.C. (disambiguation). ... 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, see Abraham Lincoln (disambiguation). ...


20th century

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-Post newspaper 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.[15]) 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 aftermath of the fire. ... is the 38th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1904 (MCMIV) was a leap year starting on a Friday (see link for calendar). ... The Baltimore News-American was a Baltimore, Maryland, broadsheet newspaper published in various forms for more than two hundred years, beginning in 1773 as the Maryland Journal and the Baltimore Advertiser. ... is the 150th day of the year (151st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 253rd day of the year (254th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1906 (MCMVI) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... The Baltimore News-American was a Baltimore, Maryland, broadsheet newspaper published in various forms for more than two hundred years, beginning in 1773 as the Maryland Journal and the Baltimore Advertiser. ...


The city grew in area through a series of annexations of new suburbs from the surrounding counties, the last being in 1918.[16] A state constitutional amendment approved in 1948, requiring a special vote of the citizens in any proposed annexation area, has effectively prevented future additions to the city.[16]


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 again rising, mostly due to revitalization efforts in many city neighborhoods. The mid-July 2006 Census estimate was 640,961.[17] Detroit redirects here. ... Cleveland redirects here. ...


Sparked by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination in Memphis, Tennessee on Thursday, April 4, 1968, the Baltimore Riot of 1968 did not end until Friday, April 12, 1968. Coinciding with riots in other cities, the Baltimore riot yielded an estimated fourth of riot-related arrests nationwide and cost the city of Baltimore an estimated $8-$10 million. Maryland National Guard troops were stationed and 1,900 federal troops were ordered into the city. Lasting effects of the riot can be seen on the streets of North Avenue, Howard Street, and Pennsylvania Avenue where long stretches of the streets are barren of business. (A tie-in to this story is that Dr. King was scheduled to speak in Baltimore in March of 1968 but instead went to Memphis, Tennessee to join the sanitation worker strike.)[18] The Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr, Ph. ... For other uses, see Memphis (disambiguation). ... is the 94th day of the year (95th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Baltimore Riot of 1968 began two days after the murder of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. ... is the 102nd day of the year (103rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... North Avenue is a major street that runs west-east across the city of Baltimore, Maryland, is considered by many to be the northern boundary of downtown Baltimore, and at one time was the northern boundary of the city of Baltimore. ... Highways in Maryland Numbered highways State highways - Minor state highways Maryland Route 140 is a local 49 mile long route in northern Maryland, United States. ... For other uses, see Memphis (disambiguation). ...


In recent years, efforts to redevelop the downtown area have led to a revitalization of the Inner Harbor. Up until the late 1970s, the harbor had been merely abandoned warehouses full of rats and rotting piers. In Baltimore's early days, the harbor was the landing destination for boats and ships bringing cargo such as bananas, sugar, cocoa, and the like from all over the world. The Baltimore Convention Center was opened in 1979 and was 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, and another cultural venue, the Baltimore Museum of Industry 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). The Inner Harbor is a historic seaport, tourist attraction, and iconic landmark of the City of Baltimore. ... A 2004 picture of the Baltimore Convention Center The Baltimore Convention Center is a convention and exhibition hall located in downtown Baltimore, Maryland. ... Harborplace is a festival marketplace in Baltimore, Maryland, that opened in 1980 as a centerpiece of the revival of downtown Baltimore. ... 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. ... BMI director resigns Baltimore Sun City Paper Official Website Frommers Baltimore Museums Categories: | | | | | ... This article is about the contemporary American major league baseball team. ... Major Leagues redirects here. ... Memorial Stadium was a sports stadium in Baltimore, Maryland that formerly stood on 33rd Street. ... Oriole Park at Camden Yards is a baseball stadium located in Baltimore, Maryland, which was completed in 1992 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 The Ravens: Edgar, Allan, & Poe League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1996–present) American Football Conference (1996-present) AFC Central (1996-2001) AFC North (2002-present) Team history Baltimore... NFL redirects here. ... 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. is the 275th day of the year (276th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... The non-emergency telephone number 3-1-1 is a special N-1-1 telephone number in many communities in Canada and the United States that provides quick, easy-to-remember access to non-emergency municipal services or a Citizen Service Center. ... This article is about the emergency telephone number. ...


21st century

Baltimore's skyline continued growth with completed projects such the as Inner Harbor East residential, retail and business district (foreground) since the turn of the century.

In 2003, the Baltimore Development Corporation announced that three hotel projects were being reviewed. As of September 2006, the 756-room, $305 million Hilton hotel project is currently under construction west of the Baltimore Convention Center. The City of Baltimore hopes to have it finished and opened by August 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 headquarters in Beverly Hills Hilton Hotels Corporation (NYSE: HLT) is one of the leading global hospitality companies. ... A 2004 picture of the Baltimore Convention Center The Baltimore Convention Center is a convention and exhibition hall located in downtown Baltimore, Maryland. ... Baltimore Convention Center Hotel Project: Baltimore City is trying to bring a convention center hotel into fruition. ...


Also in 2003, on September 18, 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 (6 m) in areas, flooding underground parking garages and displacing thousands of cubic yards of trash and debris. is the 261st day of the year (262nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 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. ... ESPN Zone is a small chain of very large sports-themed 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). ...


Beginning in the early part of the 21st century, Baltimore has undergone a major building spree in the downtown area, specifically in the Inner Harbor East district. The skyline has extended and will continue to do so well into the next decade. 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," approved at 59 stories and 750 ft (230 m) tall.[19][20] Other proposals for downtown skyscrapers are twin 65-story towers at sites on E. Saratoga Street and Guilford Avenue, an 800 ft (240 m)+ tower and complex located on the banks of the Patapsco River's middle branch area, and a 50-story condo and hotel tower at 300 E. Pratt St.[21] Power Plant Live!, a collection of new bars and clubs and the popular concert venue Rams Head Live! located downtown has become a popular new destination in the Inner Harbor area. Since 2006, Virgin Festival has made its home in Baltimore at the Pimlico Race Course, drawing large crowds and popular music acts such as The Who, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Police, Beastie Boys, The Smashing Pumpkins, and 311. A third Virgin Festival is planned to return to Pimlico on August 9 and 10, 2008. For other uses, see Philadelphia (disambiguation) and Philly. ... Conceptual rendering; as seen from the Maryland Science Center 10 Inner Harbor is a new $500 million skyscraper approved for downtown Baltimore, overlooking the Inner Harbor. ... The Patapsco is a river in central Maryland which flows into the Chesapeake Bay in Baltimore, Maryland. ... 300 E. Pratt St. ... Power Plant Live! is a collection of bars and clubs in the Inner Harbor section of downtown Baltimore, Maryland. ... For the original rock festival held in England, see V Festival Virgin Festival is a rock festival held in the United States and Canada, a spin-off from the V Festival held in the UK. In North America the Virgin name is used in full to increase brand association, compared... Pimlico Race Course is a horse racetrack in Baltimore, Maryland, most famous for hosting the Preakness Stakes. ... The Who are an English rock band that formed in 1964. ... The Red Hot Chili Peppers are an American alternative rock band formed in Los Angeles, California, in 1983. ... This article is about the rock band. ... The Beastie Boys are a hip hop musical group from New York City consisting of Michael Mike D Diamond, Adam MCA Yauch, Adam Ad-Rock Horovitz. ... The Smashing Pumpkins are an American alternative rock band that formed in Chicago in 1988. ... 311 (pronounced three eleven) is a band, from Omaha, Nebraska. ...


On January 17, 2007, Sheila Dixon became the first woman to hold the office of Mayor of Baltimore.[22] Formerly the president of the Baltimore City Council, Dixon became mayor when former Mayor Martin O'Malley resigned to become Governor of Maryland. Dixon was elected to a full term in November of 2007. is the 17th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Sheila Dixon is the 48th Mayor of Baltimore, Maryland. ... Mayor : Martin Joseph OMalley (D) City Council : District 1 : James B. Kraft (D) District 2 : Nicholas DAdamo II (D) District 3 : Robert Curran (D) District 4 : Kenneth N. Harris I (D) District 5 : Rochelle Spector (D) District 6 : Stephanie Rawlings Blake (D) District 7 : Belinda Conaway (D) District... Thomas Johnson, the first Governor of Maryland after independence. ... The next Baltimore mayoral election will take place on November 6, 2007. ...

A nighttime panorama of Baltimore's Inner Harbor from Federal Hill

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Geography

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

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Topography

Baltimore is in the north central part of the state of Maryland, on the Patapsco River, 40 miles (60 km) northeast of Washington DC, very close to the Chesapeake Bay. The fall line, where the Piedmont Plateau meets the Atlantic Coastal Plain, cuts through the western portion of the city, dividing Baltimore into "lower city" and "upper city." Baltimore's City Hall lies approximately 34 feet (10.4 m) above sea level, with elevations in the city ranging from sea level to 480 feet (150 m) in the northwest corner.[23] According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 92.1 square miles (238.5 km²), of which, 80.8 square miles (209.3 km²) of it is land and 11.3 square miles (29.2 km²) of it is water. The total area is 12.240 percent water. The Chesapeake Bay - Landsat photo The Chesapeake Bay is the largest estuary in the United States. ... The fall line has meanings in both geographical features and the sport of alpine skiing. ... The James River winds its way among piedmont hills in central Virginia. ... The Atlantic Coastal Plain is the rather flat stretch of land that borders the Atlantic Ocean (including the Gulf of Mexico). ...


Baltimore's climate, with plentiful precipitation and a relatively long growing season, supports the presence of many different types of trees. Many species of trees thrive here and can be spotted throughout the city, including white oak, elm, maple, sycamore (Platanus occidentalis), southern live oak[citation needed], bradford pear, poplar, southern magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora), several species of Hardy palms[24] and crepe myrtle. The city lies mostly in Plant Hardiness Zone 8, with a small portion of the northern and western city in zone 7.[25] The average date of first freeze in Baltimore is November 13, and the average last freeze is April 2.[26] Binomial name Quercus alba L. The White oak (Quercus alba) is one of the most magnificent of oaks. ... Species See Elm species, varieties, cultivars and hybrids Elms are deciduous and semi-deciduous trees making up the genus Ulmus, family Ulmaceae, found throughout the Northern Hemisphere from Siberia to Indonesia, Mexico to Japan. ... For other uses, see Maple (disambiguation). ... Binomial name L. The American sycamore (Platanus occidentalis), also known as American plane, Occidental plane, and Buttonwood, is one of the species of Platanus native to North America. ... Binomial name Quercus virginiana Mill. ... Species Pyrus calleryana The Callery Pear (Pyrus calleryana) is a species of pear native to China. ... This article is about woody plants of the genus Populus. ... Binomial name Magnolia grandiflora L. The Southern magnolia, also known as bull bay, is a magnolia native to the southeastern United States, from coastal North Carolina south to central Florida, and west to East Texas. ... Dwarf Palmetto Sabal minor in snow, Congaree National Park, South Carolina. ... Species About 50, including: Lagerstroemia indica Lagerstroemia speciosa The Crape-myrtles Lagerstroemia are a genus of about 50 species of deciduous and evergreen trees or large shrubs native to east Asia and Australia. ... Plant Hardiness Zone Map Temperature scale of hardiness zones, showing the average annual minimum temperature boundaries for the zones USDA Plant Hardiness Zones are areas in North America categorized according to their lowest winter temperatures. ...


The Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area is the 4th largest Combined Statistical Area in the United States, with an estimated population of 8,052,496. The Baltimore-Towson Metropolitan Statistical Area is the 19th largest MSA, with a population of 2,655,675. It has been suggested that National Capital Region (United States) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Office of Management and Budget (OMB) defines micropolitan and metropolitan statistical areas. ... In the United States, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has produced a formal definition of metropolitan areas, which are organized around county boundaries. ... 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 lies within the humid subtropical climate zone (Cfa), according to the Köppen classification. The weather is moderated by the city's relative proximity to the ocean. The city gets relatively hot, humid summers and cool, moist winters. The humid subtropical climate (Köppen Cfa) is a climate zone characterized by hot, humid summers and chilly to mild winters. ... Köppen climate map The Köppen climate classification is one of the most widely used climate classification systems. ...


July is typically the hottest month of the year, with an average high temperature of 91 °F (32 °C) and an average low of 73 °F (22 °C).[27] Summer is also a season of very high humidity in the Baltimore area, with afternoon thunderstorms occurring regularly. The record high for Baltimore is 108 °F (42 °C), set in 1985. January is the coldest month, with an average high of 44 °F (6 °C) and an average low of 29 °F (-1 °C).[27] However, winter warm fronts can bring periods of springlike weather, and Arctic fronts can drop nighttime low temperatures into the teens. The record low temperature for Baltimore is -7 °F (-22 °C), set in 1934. Baltimore rarely experiences temperatures below 10 °F (−12 °C) or above 100 °F (38 °C). Due to an urban heat island effect in the city proper and a moderating effect of the Chesapeake Bay, the outlying, inland, and higher elevation parts of the Baltimore metro area are usually several degrees cooler than the city proper and the coastal towns. A rolling thundercloud over Enschede, The Netherlands. ... Tokyo, a case of Urban Heat Island. ... 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. ... The Chesapeake Bay - Landsat photo The Chesapeake Bay is the largest estuary in the United States. ...


As is typical in most East Coast cities, precipitation is generous, and very evenly spread throughout the year. Every month usually brings 3-4 inches of precipitation, averaging around 43 inches (1,100 mm) annually. Spring, summer, and fall bring frequent showers and thunderstorms, with an average of 105 sunny days a year. Winter often brings lighter rain showers of longer duration, and generally less sunshine and more clouds. Snowfall can occur occasionally in the winter, with the average annual snowfall around 21 inches (53 cm). Baltimore averages only 2-3 snow events per year[28] In the northern and western suburbs, the climate begins to transition to continental, and thus winter snowfall amounts are usually higher, with some towns annually receiving 24-36 inches (61-91 cm).[29] Freezing rain and sleet occurs a few times each winter in Baltimore, as warm air over rides cold air at the upper levels of the atmosphere. The cold air gets trapped against the mountains to the west and the result is freezing rain and or sleet. Regional definitions vary from source to source. ... A shelf cloud associated with a heavy or severe thunderstorm over Enschede, The Netherlands. ... The humid continental climate is a climate found over large areas of land masses in the temperate regions of the mid-latitudes where there is a zone of conflict between polar and tropical air masses. ...


The city lies in between two peculiar physical features that protect it from extreme weather and account for the relatively tempered seasons. 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 that affect the immediate coast. The Appalachian Mountains are a vast system of mountains in eastern North America. ... Official language(s) None (English, de facto) Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Largest metro area Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 42nd  - Total 12,407 sq mi (32,133 km²)  - Width 101 miles (145 km)  - Length 249 miles (400 km)  - % water 21  - Latitude 37° 53′ N to 39° 43′ N... 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 Laurentian Great Lakes are a group of five large lakes in North America on or near the Canada-United States 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. ...

Average Monthly Temperatures and Precipitation for Baltimore, MD
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
(-1)
31
(0)
39
(4)
48
(9)
58
(14)
68
(20)
73
(23)
71
(22)
64
(18)
52
(11)
42
(6)
33
(1)
51
(11)
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)

Source: The Weather Channel[27]


Cityscape

Inner Harbor of Baltimore.
Inner Harbor of Baltimore.

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Architecture

Baltimore is the home of the National Aquarium, one of the world's largest.
Baltimore is the home of the National Aquarium, one of the world's largest.
A view of downtown from the Northeast

Baltimore exhibits examples from each period of architecture over more than two centuries, and work from many famous architects such as Benjamin Latrobe, John Russell Pope, Mies Van Der Rohe and I.M. Pei. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2272x1704, 1630 KB) The National Aquarium I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2272x1704, 1630 KB) The National Aquarium I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... 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. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 540 pixel Image in higher resolution (2272 × 1533 pixel, file size: 558 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 540 pixel Image in higher resolution (2272 × 1533 pixel, file size: 558 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Benjamin Henry Boneval Latrobe (May 1, 1764 - September 3, 1820) was a British-born American architect best known for his design of the United States Capitol. ... The Jefferson Memorial, built 1939 — 1943 John Russell Pope (April 24, 1874 – August 27, 1937) was an architect most known for his designs of the Jefferson Memorial (completed in 1943) and the West Building of the National Gallery of Art (completed in 1941) in Washington, DC. Pope was born in... Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (born Maria Ludwig Michael Mies) (March 27, 1886 - August 17, 1969) was an architect and designer. ... Ieoh Ming Pei (貝聿銘 pinyin Bèi Yùmíng) is a Chinese American architect born in Suzhou, China on April 26, 1917. ...


The city has architecturally important buildings in a variety of styles. The Baltimore Basilica (1806-1821) is a neoclassical design by Benjamin Latrobe, and also the oldest Catholic Cathedral in the United States. In 1813 Robert Cary Long, Sr. built for Rembrandt Peale the first substantial structure in the United States designed expressly as a museum. Restored, it is now the Municipal Museum of Baltimore, or popularly the “Peale Museum”. The McKim Free School founded and endowed by John McKim, although the building was erected by his son Isaac in 1822 after a design by William Howard and William Small. It reflects the popular interest in Greece when the nation was securing its independence, as well as a scholarly interest in recently published drawings of Athenian antiquities. The Phoenix Shot Tower (1828), at 215 feet (65.5 m) tall, was the tallest building in the United States until the time of the Civil war. It was constructed without the use of exterior scaffolding. The Sun Iron Building designed by R.C. Hatfield in 1851, was city’s first iron-front building and it was a model for a whole generation of downtown buildings. The Johns Hopkins Hospital, designed by Lt. Col. John S. Billings in 1876 was a considerable achievement for its day in functional arrangement and fire proofing. Photo of the newly renovated Exterior of the Basilica taken after the first Mass celebrated in there on October 29, 2006. ... Benjamin Henry Boneval Latrobe (May 1, 1764 - September 3, 1820) was a British-born American architect best known for his design of the United States Capitol. ... Self-Portrait - Rembrandt Peale Rembrandt Peale (22 February 1778 - 3 October 1860) was a United States Neoclassical painter. ... The Peale Museum is a museum of paintings and natural history, located in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. It is the oldest museum building in the Western Hemisphere. ... Phoenix Shot Tower The Phoenix Shot Tower is a 215 foot tall (65. ... The Dome of the Johns Hopkins Hospital as seen from Broadway. ... John Shaw Billings (April 12, 1838 – March 11, 1913) was a librarian and surgeon and the moderniser of the Library of the Surgeon Generals Office of the Army and as the creator of the New York Public Library. ...


I.M.Pei's World Trade Center (1977) is the tallest equilateral pentagonal building in the world at 405 feet (123.4 m) tall. 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). ...


Future contributions to Baltimore's skyline include plans for a 717 foot (218.5 m) tall structure known as "10 Inner Harbor". The building was recently approved by Baltimore's design panel and will be completed around the year 2010. It will include luxury condominiums, a hotel, restaurants, and shopping centers. The Naing Corporation has approved a tower of 50-60 floors for the lot at 300 Pratt street, with the design currently being finalized. The Inner Harbor East area will see the addition of two new towers which have started construction: a 24-floor tower that will be the new world headquarters of Legg Mason, and a 44-floor Four Seasons Hotel complex. Conceptual rendering; as seen from the Maryland Science Center 10 Inner Harbor is a new $500 million skyscraper approved for downtown Baltimore, overlooking the Inner Harbor. ... Legg Mason, which is headquartered in Baltimore, is a global asset management firm with $969 billion in assets under management around the world. ...


The streets of Baltimore are organized in a grid pattern. The streets are lined with tens of thousands of brick and Formstone faced rowhouses. Many consider the rowhouse the architectural form most closely associated to the city. Some rowhouses are dated as far back as the 1790s. Formstone is a plaster compound creating the trompe loeil appearance of rock. ... A street of British Victorian/Edwardian terraced homes. ...


Oriole Park at Camden Yards is considered by many to be the most beautiful ball park in Major League Baseball, and has inspired many other cities to build their own versions of this Retro-Style Ballpark. Oriole Park at Camden Yards is a baseball stadium located in Baltimore, Maryland, which was completed in 1992 to replace the aging Memorial Stadium. ...


Camden Yards along with the National Aquarium have helped revive the Inner Harbor from what once was an Industrial zone full of dilapidated warehouses, into a bustling commercial district full of bars, restaurants and retail establishments. 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. ...


Tallest Buildings in Baltimore

Downtown Baltimore from the northwest
Further information: List of Baltimore neighborhoods
Rank Building Height Floors Built
1 Legg Mason Building 529 feet (161 m) 40 1973 [30]
2 Bank of America Tower 509 feet (155 m) 37 1924 [31]
3 William Donald Schaefer Tower 493 feet (150 m) 37 1992 [32]
4 Commerce Place 454 feet (138 m) 31 1992 [33]
5 100 E. Pratt St. 418 feet (127 m) 28 1992 [34]
6 Baltimore World Trade Center 405 feet (123 m) 32 1977 [35]
7 Tremont Plaza Hotel 395 feet (120 m) 37 1967 [36]
8 Charles Towers South 385 feet (117 m) 30 1969 [37]
9 Blaustein Building 360 feet (110 m) 30 1962 [38]
10 250 W. Pratt St. 360 feet (110 m) 24 1986 [39]

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Neighborhoods

Belair-Edison
Belair-Edison
Homeland
Homeland
Woodberry
Woodberry
Stonewood
Stonewood
Charles Village
Charles Village
Carrollton Ridge
Carrollton Ridge

Baltimore is officially divided into nine geographical regions: Northern, Northwestern, Northeastern, Western, Central, Eastern, Southern, Southwestern, and Southeastern, with each patrolled by a respective Baltimore Police Department district. However, it is not uncommon for locals to divide the city simply by East or West Baltimore, using Charles Street or I-83 as a dividing line, and/or into North and South using Baltimore Street as a dividing line. 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... A homeland is the concept of the territory to which one belongs; usually, the country in which a particular nationality was born. ... Image File history File links Guilford. ... Image File history File links Guilford. ... The Station North Arts District (often referred to as just Station North) is a neighborhood and recently designated arts and entertainment district in Baltimore, Maryland. ... Fells Point is a neighborhood in Baltimore, Maryland, home to a variety of shops, restaurants, coffee bars, music stores, and over 120 pubs. ... “Baltimore City Police Department” redirects here. ... Interstate 83 is an interstate highway in the eastern United States. ...


The Central region of the city includes the Downtown area which is the location of Baltimore's main commercial area. Home to Harborplace, The Camden Yards Sports Complex (Oriole Park at Camden Yards and M&T Bank Stadium), the Convention Center, and the National Aquarium in Baltimore, the area also includes many nightclubs, bars and restaurants, shopping centers and various other attractions. It is also serves as the home to many of Baltimore's key business such as Legg Mason and Constellation Energy. In addition, the University of Maryland, Baltimore campus is housed in this area, with the long-associated University of Maryland Medical System adjacent to the school. The downtown core, has mainly served as a commercial district with limited residential opportunities. However since 2002 the population in the downtown has doubled to 10,000 residents with a projection of 7,400 additional housing units coming available by 2012.[40] The Central region also includes the areas north of the downtown core stretching up to the edge of Druid Hill Park. Included in the more northern part of the Central region are the neighborhoods of Mount Vernon, Charles North, Reservoir Hill, Bolton Hill, Druid Heights, as well as several other neighborhoods. These neighborhoods include many residential options and are home to many of the city's cultural opportunities. Maryland Institute College of Art, the Peabody Institute of music, the Lyric Opera House, The Walters Art Museum, The Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, as well as several galleries are all located in this region. Downtown Baltimore is the section of Baltimore traditionally bounded by Martin Luther King, Jr. ... Harborplace is a festival marketplace in Baltimore, Maryland, that opened in 1980 as a centerpiece of the revival of downtown Baltimore. ... Oriole Park at Camden Yards is a baseball stadium located in Baltimore, Maryland, which was completed in 1992 to replace the aging Memorial Stadium. ... M&T Bank Stadium is the home to the Baltimore Ravens, Baltimores National Football League franchise. ... A 2004 picture of the Baltimore Convention Center The Baltimore Convention Center is a convention and exhibition hall located in downtown Baltimore, Maryland. ... 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. ... Legg Mason, which is headquartered in Baltimore, is a global asset management firm with $969 billion in assets under management around the world. ... Constellation Energy (NYSE: CEG), headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, generates, trades, supplies, and distributes energy. ... University of Maryland, Baltimore, (also known as UMB) was founded in 1807. ... Druid Hill Park is a 745-acre park in Baltimore, Maryland. ... The Washington Monument dominates the center of the neighborhood Mount Vernon is a neighborhood located just to the north of downtown Baltimore, Maryland. ... Bolton Hill is a neighborhood in Baltimore, Maryland known for its combination of expensive townhouses owned by long-time residents and inexpensive dumpy divided-up townhouses that Maryland Institute College of Art students rent. ... Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) is an art university in Baltimore, Maryland. ... Peabody Institute, c. ... The Lyric Opera House is a music venue in Baltimore, Maryland. ... The Walters Art Museum, located in Baltimore, Marylands Mount Vernon neighborhood, is a small privately-formed art collection open to the public. ... The Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, often referred to simply as the Meyerhoff, is a music venue in the Mount Vernon neighborhood of Baltimore, Maryland that opened in 1982. ...


The Northern region of the city lies directly north of the Central region and is bounded on the East by The Alameda and on the West by Pimlico Road is a suburban residential area home to many of the city's upper class residents in neighborhoods such as the Roland Park-Homewood-Guilford-Cedarcroft area. The Northern region is home to many of Baltimore's notable universities such as Loyola College, The Johns Hopkins University and College of Notre Dame of Maryland. Roland Park, one of Baltimores more suburban communities, was created early in the 20th century as an upper class neighborhood. ... 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 Johns Hopkins University is an internationally prestigious private institution of higher learning located in Baltimore, Maryland. ... 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 Southern Region of the city, a mixed industrial and residential area, consists of the area of the city below the Inner Harbor east of the B&O railroad tracks. It is a mixed socio-economic region consisting of working class ethnically mixed neighborhoods such as Locust Point; the recently gentrified Federal Hill and Canton areas, home to many working professionals, pubs and restaurants; and low-income residential areas such as Cherry Hill. Locust Point is a peninsular neighborhood in Baltimore, Maryland. ... Federal Hill Park seen from the Observation deck of the World Trade Center, Baltimore. ... Canton is a neighborhood located in Baltimore, Maryland, United States. ... Cherry Hill is one of the southernmost neighborhoods in Baltimore, Maryland. ...


The Eastern part of the city consists of the Northeastern, Eastern, and Southeastern regions of the city. Northeastern Baltimore is primarily a residential neighborhood home to Morgan State University bounded by the city line on its Northern and Eastern boundaries, Sinclair Lane, Erdman Avenue, and Pulaski Highway on its southern boundaries and The Alameda on its western boundaries. It has undergone demographic shifts over many years and remains a diverse but predominantly African American region of the city.[41][42][43] Morgan State University, formerly Centenary Biblical Institute (1867-1890), Morgan College (1890 -1975), is located in residential Baltimore, Maryland. ... An African American (also Afro-American, Black American, or simply black) is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ...


The Eastern region is the heart of what is considered "East Baltimore" and is home to Johns Hopkins Hospital. Located below Erdman Avenue and Sinclair Lane above Orleans Street, it is almost an exclusively African American area home to low-income residential neighborhoods, several of which constitute many of Baltimore's high crime areas. The Dome of the Johns Hopkins Hospital as seen from Broadway. ... An African American (also Afro-American, Black American, or simply black) is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ...


The Southeastern region of the city is located below Orleans Street bordering the Inner Harbor on its western boundary,the city line on its eastern boundaries and the Baltimore harbor on its southern boundaries is a mixed industrial and residential area. Home to many young professionals and working class people, It is an ethnically rich section of Baltimore home to many Polish Americans, Greek Americans, Italian Americans, African Americans and is also the center of the city's steadily growing Hispanic population. Polish-American refers to American citizens of Polish descent. ... A Greek-American is a citizen of the United States who has significant Greek heritage. ... An Italian-American is an American of Italian descent. ... African Americans, also known as Afro-Americans or black Americans, are an ethnic group in the United States of America whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Sub-Saharan and West Africa. ... Hispanic (Spanish: ; Portuguese: ; Latin: , adjective from Hispānia, the Roman name for the Iberian Peninsula) is a term that historically denoted relation to the ancient Hispania and its peoples. ...


The Western part of the city consists of the Northwestern, Western, and Southwestern regions of Baltimore. The Northwestern region of the city bounded by the county line on its northern and western boundaries, Gwynns Falls Parkway on the south and Pimlico Road on the East is a predominantly residential area home to Pimlico Race Course, Sinai Hospital and several of Baltimore's Synagogues. Once the center of Baltimore's Jewish community, it has undergone white flight since the 1960s and has become an almost exclusively African American area. It is home to many suburban residential areas primarily located above Northern Parkway and several lower-income areas below Northern parkway. Pimlico Race Course is a horse racetrack in Baltimore, Maryland, most famous for hosting the Preakness Stakes. ... Sinai Hospital is a Baltimore, Maryland hospital originally founded in 1866 as the Hebrew Hospital and Asylum. ... The word Jew ( Hebrew: יהודי) is used in a wide number of ways, but generally refers to a follower of the Jewish faith, a child of a Jewish mother, or someone of Jewish descent with a connection to Jewish culture or ethnicity and often a combination of these attributes. ... White flight is a term for the demographic trend where working- and middle-class white people move away from increasingly racial-minority inner-city neighborhoods to white suburbs and exurbs. ... An African American (also Afro-American, Black American, or simply black) is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ...


The Western region of the city located west of downtown is the heart of "West Baltimore" bounded by Gwynns Falls Parkway, Fremont Avenue, and Baltimore Street. Home to Coppin State University and Pennsylvania Avenue, it has been the center of Baltimore's African American culture for years home to many of the city's historical African American neighborhoods and landmarks. Once home to many middle to upper class African Americans, over the years, the more affluent African American residents have since left migrating to other sections of the city in addition to areas such as Randallstown and Owings Mills in Baltimore County and Columbia in Howard County. The area now constitutes a deprived socio-economic group of African American residents and like "East Baltimore", it is known for its high crime rates. Many of the television series concerning Baltimore's crime problems have been based upon events that have taken place in West Baltimore. Coppin State University, located on 46 acres (186,000 m²) in Baltimore, Maryland, is part of the University System of Maryland. ... An African American (also Afro-American, Black American, or simply black) is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ... An African American (also Afro-American, Black American, or simply black) is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ... An African American (also Afro-American, Black American, or simply black) is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ... An African American (also Afro-American, Black American, or simply black) is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ... Randallstown is an unincorporated community and a census-designated place in Baltimore County, Maryland, United States. ... Owings Mills is an unincorporated community and a census-designated place in Baltimore County, Maryland, United States. ... Baltimore County is a suburban county located in the northern portion of U.S. state of Maryland. ... Howard County is a county located in the central part of the U.S. state of Maryland, between Baltimore and Washington, D.C.. It is considered part of the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area. ... An African American (also Afro-American, Black American, or simply black) is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ...


The Southwestern region of the city is bounded by Baltimore County to the west, Baltimore Street to the north, and downtown and the B&O railroad to the east. A mixed industrial and residential area, it has gradually shifted from having a predominantly White to a predominantly African American majority. An African American (also Afro-American, Black American, or simply black) is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ...


Adjacent communities

The City of Baltimore is bordered by the following communities, all unincorporated census-designated places. All are in adjacent Baltimore County, except Brooklyn Park and Glen Burnie, which are in adjacent Anne Arundel County. In addition, the southern part of the city is bordered by another unincorporated part of northeastern Anne Arundel County. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Place (United States Census Bureau). ... For other uses of Baltimore, see Baltimore (disambiguation). ... Anne Arundel County is a county located in the U.S. state of Maryland. ...


Arbutus is a unincorporated community and a census-designated place located in Baltimore County, Maryland. ... Brooklyn Park is a census-designated place located in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. ... Catonsville is an unincorporated community and a census-designated place in Baltimore County, Maryland, United States. ... Location in the state of Maryland, USA unincorporated community and a census-designated place in Baltimore County, Maryland, United States {{{subdivision_name}}} Founded 1895 Time zone EST (UTC)  - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC) Dundalk is an unincorporated community and a census-designated place in Baltimore County, Maryland, United States. ... Glen Burnie is a census-designated place (CDP) in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States, and is a suburb of Baltimore. ... Lansdowne-Baltimore Highlands is a census-designated place (CDP) in Baltimore County, Maryland, United States. ... Lochearn is a census-designated place located in Baltimore County, Maryland. ... Overlea is a census-designated place located in Baltimore County, Maryland. ... Parkville is a census-designated place located in Baltimore County, Maryland. ... The Pikes Theater, one of Pikesvilles historic landmarks. ... Rosedale is an unincorporated community and a census-designated place in Baltimore County, Maryland, United States. ... Towson is an unincorporated community and a census-designated place in Baltimore County, Maryland, United States. ... Woodlawn is an unincorporated community and a census-designated place located in Baltimore County, Maryland. ...

Culture

Main article: Culture of Baltimore
The Washington Monument
The Washington Monument

Historically a working-class port town, Baltimore has sometimes been dubbed a "city of neighborhoods," with over 300 identified districts[44] traditionally occupied by distinct ethnic groups. Most notable today are three downtown areas along the port: the Inner Harbor, frequented by tourists due to its hotels, shops, and museums; Fells Point, once a favorite entertainment spot for sailors but now refurbished and gentrified (and featured in the movie Sleepless in Seattle); and Little Italy, located between the other two, where Baltimore's Italian-American community was based–and where current U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi grew up. Further inland, Mt. Vernon is the traditional center of cultural and artistic life of the city; it is home to a distinctive Washington Monument, set atop a hill in a 19th century urban square, that predates the more well-known monument in Washington, D.C. by several decades. The city of Baltimore has a working class history and a rare blend of Northern and Southern American traditions, lending it a unique culture. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 444 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (930 × 1254 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 444 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (930 × 1254 pixel, file size: 1. ... The Inner Harbor is a historic seaport, tourist attraction, and iconic landmark of the City of Baltimore. ... Fells Point is a neighborhood in Baltimore, Maryland, home to a variety of shops, restaurants, coffee bars, music stores, and over 120 pubs. ... Sleepless in Seattle is a 1993 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Nora Ephron. ... Little Italy is a neighborhood located in Baltimore, Maryland, United States. ... Nancy Patricia DAlesandro Pelosi (born March 26, 1940) is currently the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives. ... The Washington Monument dominates the center of the neighborhood Mount Vernon is a neighborhood located just to the north of downtown Baltimore, Maryland. ...

Washington Monument, in the Mt. Vernon neighborhood of Baltimore
Washington Monument, in the Mt. Vernon neighborhood of Baltimore

The traditional local accent has long been noted and celebrated as "Baltimorese" or "Bawlmorese." One thing outsiders quickly notice is that the locals refer to their city as "Bawlmer" or "Ballmer," dropping with the "t" for the most part. The dialect is similar to that of many Marylanders, Virginians and Pennsylvanians; it may reflect the region's roots in Cornwall and the English West Country, as many of the original settlers of the Chesapeake Bay area came from this area in colonial times. (Traditionally, many Marylanders call their state "Merlin"--and likewise, many Pennsylvanians call their state "Pennsavania," dropping the "l".) However, Baltimore's local accent also reflects the rich mix of ethnic groups from Ireland, Germany, and southern and eastern Europe who immigrated to the city during the industrial era. More recently, local pronunciations of "Baldamore" or "Ballmore" have become common. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1836x1614, 480 KB) I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1836x1614, 480 KB) I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... 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. ... For other uses, see Cornwall (disambiguation). ...


As Baltimore's demographics have changed since World War Two, its cultural flavor and accents have evolved as well. Today, after decades of out-migration to suburbs beyond its corporate limits and significant in-migration of black Americans from Georgia and the Carolinas, Baltimore has become a majority black city with a significantly changed, but still regionally distinctive, dialect and culture. Recently, neighborhoods such as Federal Hill and Canton have undergone extensive gentrification and have proven to be popular places for young professionals and college students to reside. In addition, Latinos are making their mark, notably in neighborhoods near Fells Point. Federal Hill Park seen from the Observation deck of the World Trade Center, Baltimore. ... Canton is a neighborhood located in Baltimore, Maryland, United States. ... In San Francisco, during the mid-1960s, the bohemian center of the city shifted from the old Beat enclave of North Beach to Haight-Ashbury (pictured) as a response to gentrification. ... Fells Point is a neighborhood in Baltimore, Maryland, home to a variety of shops, restaurants, coffee bars, music stores, and over 120 pubs. ...


Much of Baltimore's black American culture has roots that long predate the 20th century "Great Migration" from the Deep South. Like Atlanta, Georgia and Washington, D.C., Baltimore has been home to a successful black middle class and professional community for centuries. Before the Civil War, Baltimore had one of the largest concentrations of free black Americans among American cities. In the twentieth century, Baltimore-born Thurgood Marshall became the first black American justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Baltimore's culture has been famously celebrated in the films of Barry Levinson, who grew up in the city's Jewish neighborhoods. His movies Diner, Tin Men, Avalon, and Liberty Heights are inspired to varying degrees by his life in the city. The states in blue had the ten largest net gains of African-Americans, while the states in red had the ten largest net losses. ... Atlanta redirects here. ... For other uses, see Washington, D.C. (disambiguation). ... For people and institutions etc. ... The Supreme Court of the United States (sometimes colloquially referred to by the acronym SCOTUS[1]) is the highest judicial body in the United States and leads the federal judiciary. ... 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. ... Avalon (1990) is a film directed by Barry Levinson. ... Liberty Heights is a 1999 comedy-drama film by writer-director Barry Levinson. ...


Baltimore native John Waters parodies the city extensively in his films, including the 1972 cult classic Pink Flamingos. His film Hairspray and its Broadway musical remake are also set in Baltimore. John Waters (born April 22, 1946) is an American filmmaker, writer, personality, visual artist and art collector, who rose to fame in the early 1970s for his transgressive cult films. ... Pink Flamingos is a 1972 film directed by John Waters. ... This article is about the 1988 film. ... Hairspray is a musical with music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Scott Wittman and Shaiman and a book by Mark ODonnell and Thomas Meehan, based on the 1988 John Waters movie Hairspray. ...


Performing arts

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra is an internationally-renowned orchestra, founded in 1916 as a publicly-funded municipal organization. The current Music Director is Marin Alsop, a protégé of Leonard Bernstein. Center Stage is the premier theater company in the city and a regionally well-respected group. The Baltimore Opera is an important regional opera company, and The Baltimore Consort has been a leading early music ensemble for over twenty-five years. The France-Merrick Performing Arts Center, home of the restored Thomas W. Lamb-designed Hippodrome Theatre, has afforded Baltimore the opportunity to become a major regional player in the area of touring Broadway and other performing arts presentations. The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) is an American orchestra based in Baltimore, Maryland. ... Marin Alsop (born October 16, 1956) is a professional musician and conductor. ... Leonard Bernstein in 1971 Leonard Bernstein (IPA pronunciation: )[1] (August 25, 1918 – October 14, 1990) was an American conductor, composer, and pianist. ... Baltimore Opera is an opera company in Baltimore, Maryland. ... The Baltimore Consort is a musical ensemble that performs a wide variety of Renaissance music. ... Thomas White Lamb (1871 - 1942) was one of the foremost American theater and cinema architects in the late 19th Century and early 20th Centuries. ... The Hippodrome Theatre, which stood in New York between 1905 and 1939, was reputedly the worlds largest theatre. ...


Baltimore also boasts a wide array of professional (non-touring) and community theater groups. Aside from Center Stage, resident troupes in the city include Everyman Theatre and Baltimore Theatre Festival. Community theaters in the city include Fells Point Community Theatre and the Arena Players, which is the nation's oldest continuously operating African American community theater.[45]


Notable Persons

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Economy

Once an industrial town, with an economic base focused on steel processing, shipping, auto manufacturing, and transportation, Baltimore is now a modern service economy. Although deindustrialization took its toll on the city, costing residents many low-skill, high-wage jobs, the city is a growing financial, business, and health service base for the southern Mid-Atlantic region.


Greater Baltimore is home to six Fortune 1000 companies, Constellation Energy, Grace Chemicals (in Columbia), Black & Decker (in Towson), Legg Mason, T. Rowe Price, and McCormick & Company (in Hunt Valley). Other companies that call Baltimore home include, Brown Advisory, Alex Brown, a subsidiary of Deutsche Bank (of Baltimore origin, and at the time of its acquisition, the oldest continuously-running investment bank in the United States), FTI Consulting, Vertis, Thomson Prometric, Performax, Sylvan Learning/Laureate Education, Under Armour, DAP, 180°, Old Mutual Financial Network, and Advertising.com. Fortune 1000 is a reference to a list maintained by the American business magazine Fortune. ... Constellation Energy (NYSE: CEG), headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, generates, trades, supplies, and distributes energy. ... W. R. Grace and Company NYSE: GRA is a conglomerate founded in 1854 by William Russell Grace (1832-1904). ... Black & Decker (NYSE: BDK) is a corporation based in Towson, Maryland, that is best known for power tools and home appliances. ... Legg Mason, which is headquartered in Baltimore, is a global asset management firm with $969 billion in assets under management around the world. ... T. Rowe Price (NASDAQ: TROW is an independent global investment management firm and mutual fund manager based in Baltimore, Maryland. ... McCormick & Company products McCormick & Company (NYSE: MKC) is a food company that sells the entire range of spices, herbs and flavorings for the retail, commercial, and industrial markets. ... Alex Brown may refer to: Alex Brown (rugby player) (born 1979), rugby union player Alex Brown (football player) (born 1979), American football player Alex Brown (musician) Alex Brown (Worlds Greatest), VS Technical Player Alex Brown (Football Player) (born 1989), Bushy FC Midfielder Alex Brown (Famous American Banker)Self Made... Deutsche Bank AG (pronounced [2]) (ISIN: DE0005140008, NYSE: DB) (literal translation - German Bank) is a leading global investment bank with a broad private clients franchise, headquartered in Frankfurt, Germany. ... Prometric is a U.S. company that possesses significant market share in the test administration industry. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Under Armour NYSE: UA is a brand of clothing headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland designed for use in sports. ...


The city is also home to the Johns Hopkins Hospital, which will serve as the center of a new biotechnology park. The park, one of two such projects currently under construction in the city, will provide room for medical/technology upstarts as well as industry giants to tap into the wealth of knowledge in Baltimore. Baltimore is widely regarded as one of the world's most important depositories of medical knowledge.[citation needed]


Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1790 13,503
1800 26,514 96.4%
1810 46,555 75.6%
1820 62,738 34.8%
1830 80,620 28.5%
1840 102,313 26.9%
1850 169,054 65.2%
1860 212,418 25.7%
1870 267,354 25.9%
1880 332,313 24.3%
1890 434,439 30.7%
1900 508,957 17.2%
1910 558,485 9.7%
1920 733,826 31.4%
1930 804,874 9.7%
1940 859,100 6.7%
1950 949,708 10.5%
1960 939,024 -1.1%
1970 905,759 -3.5%
1980 786,775 -13.1%
1990 736,014 -6.5%
2000 636,251 -13.6%
Est. 2006 640,961 0.7%

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).[46] In the 1830, 1840, and 1850 censuses of the United States of America, Baltimore was the second-largest city in population, surpassed by Philadelphia in 1860. It was among the top 10 cities in population in the United States in every census up to the 1980 census. The city and metropolitan area currently rank in the top 20 in terms of population. In the 1990s, the US Census reported that Baltimore ranked as one of the largest population losers alongside Detroit and Washington D.C., losing over 84,000 residents between 1990 and 2000.[47] The United [[States Census of 1790 was the first Census conducted in the United States. ... The United States Census of 1800 was the second Census conducted in the United States. ... The United States Census of 1810 was the third Census conducted in the United States. ... The United States Census of 1820 was the fourth Census conducted in the United States. ... The United States Census of 1830 was the fifth Census conducted in the United States. ... The Sixth Census of the United States, conducted by the Bureau of the Census, determined the resident population of the United States to be 17,069,453 — an increase of 32. ... The Seventh Census of the United States, conducted by the Bureau of the Census, determined the resident population of the United States to be 23,191,876 — an increase of 35. ... The United States Census of 1860 was the eighth Census conducted in the United States. ... The Ninth United States Census was taken in 1870. ... 1880 US Census The United States Census of 1880 was the tenth United States Census. ... The Eleventh United States Census was taken June 1, 1890. ... 1900 US Census The Twelfth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 76,212,168, an increase of 21. ... The Thirteenth United States Census was taken in 1910. ... The Fourteenth United States Census was taken in 1920. ... The Fifteenth United States Census was taken in 1930. ... The Sixteenth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 132,164,569, an increase of 7. ... The Seventeenth United States Census was taken in 1950. ... The Eighteenth United States Census was taken in 1960. ... The Nineteenth United States Census was taken in 1970. ... The Twentieth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 226,545,805, an increase of 11. ... The Twenty-first United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 248,709,873, an increase of 9. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... NOLA redirects here. ... Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Quaker City Motto: Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue) Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Mayor John F. Street (D) Area    - City 369. ... Boston redirects here. ... Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... 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... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United...


As of 2006, the population was 640,961; however, recent projections show a 0.08 percent increase in the population. The population in 2020 is projected to be 661,100. The Baltimore–Towson metropolitan area, as of 2004, was estimated to have a population of 2.6 million.[48] The population density was 8,058.4 people per square mile (3,111.5/km²). There were 300,477 housing units at an average density of 3,718.6/sq mi (1,435.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 64.34% Black or African American, 31.63% White, 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. This census, however, does not accurately represent the city's Latino population, which, over the past few years, has been steadily increasing. This growth is mainly seen in the southeastern neighborhoods around Fells Point, Patterson Park, and Highlandtown, and in the city's Northwestern neighborhoods such as Fallstaff, as well as various neighborhoods of Northeastern Baltimore.[49] 6.2% of the population were of German ancestry according to Census 2000. The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... 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. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... Hispanic Americans (Spanish: Hispano Americano) are Americans of Hispanic ethnicity who largely identify with the Hispanic cultural heritage. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... A stereotypical German The Germans (German: die Deutschen), or the German people, are a nation in the meaning an ethnos (in German: Volk), defined more by a sense of sharing a common German culture and having a German mother tongue, than by citizenship or by being subjects to any particular... The United States 2000 Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ...


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. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the city, the population age spreads were 24.8% for persons under the age of 18, 10.9% for ages 18 to 24, 29.9% for ages 25 to 44, 21.2% for ages 45 to 64, and 13.2% 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. ...


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 general-purpose 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 as defined in Title ) 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 two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ...


Mayor

For a full list of mayors who served the city, see List of Baltimore Mayors.

On November 6, 2007, incumbent Democratic Mayor Sheila Dixon was elected Mayor. Dixon, as former City Council President, had assumed the office of Mayor on January 17, 2007 when former Mayor Martin O'Malley took office as the Governor of Maryland. Here is a list of mayors that have served the city of Baltimore, Maryland. ... is the 310th day of the year (311th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Sheila Dixon is the 48th Mayor of Baltimore, Maryland. ... The next Baltimore mayoral election will take place on November 6, 2007. ... is the 17th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Martin Joseph OMalley (born January 18, 1963) is a Democratic politician and the 61st and current Governor of 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. ... For other uses, see Acorn (disambiguation). ...


The Baltimore City Council is now made up of 14 single member districts and one elected at-large council president. Stephanie Rawlings Blake is the council's president and Robert W. Curran is the Vice President. Mayor : Martin Joseph OMalley (D) City Council : District 1 : James B. Kraft (D) District 2 : Nicholas DAdamo II (D) District 3 : Robert Curran (D) District 4 : Kenneth N. Harris I (D) District 5 : Rochelle Spector (D) District 6 : Stephanie Rawlings Blake (D) District 7 : Belinda Conaway (D) District... // Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is the President of the Baltimore City Council. ...


State Government

See also: Baltimore City Delegation

Prior to 1969, some considered Baltimore and its suburbs to be particularly underrepresented in the Maryland General Assembly, while rural areas were heavily overrepresented. Since Baker v. Carr in 1962, Baltimore and its suburbs account for a substantial majority of seats in the state legislature; this has caused some to argue that rural areas are now underrepresented. Baltimore's steady loss of population, however, has resulted in a loss of seats in the Maryland General Assembly. Since 1980, Baltimore has lost four senators from the 47-member Maryland State Senate and twelve delegates from the 141-member Maryland House of Delegates. The Baltimore City Delegation refers to the 18 delegates who are elected from districts in Baltimore City to serve in the Maryland House of Delegates in the United States. ... The Maryland State House in downtown Annapolis. ... Holding The reapportionment of state legislative districts is not a political question, and is justiciable by the federal courts. ... The Maryland State Senate is the upper house of the General Assembly, the state legislature of the U.S. state of Maryland. ... The Maryland House of Delegates is the lower house of the General Assembly, the state legislature of the U.S. state of Maryland. ...


Federal Government

Three of the state's eight congressional districts include portions of Baltimore: the 2nd, represented by Dutch Ruppersberger; the 3rd, represented by John Sarbanes; and the 7th, represented by Elijah Cummings. All three are Democrats; a Republican has not represented a significant portion of Baltimore since 1931 and has not represented any of Baltimore since 2003. A congressional district is an electoral constituency that elects a single member of a congress. ... 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 Congressional district of Maryland (map) since 2003. ... John Peter Spyros Sarbanes is an American lawyer who won the election to the third congressional district of Maryland on November 7, 2006. ... 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, Ben Cardin and Barbara Mikulski, are from Baltimore. Coincidentally, both represented the 3rd District before being elected to the Senate. Mikulski represented the 3rd from 1977 to 1987, and was succeeded by Cardin, who held the seat until his election and inauguration to the Senate in 2007. Type Upper House President of the Senate Richard B. Cheney, R since January 20, 2001 President pro tempore Robert C. Byrd, D since January 4, 2007 Members 100 Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party Last elections November 7, 2006 Meeting place Senate Chamber United States Capitol Washington, DC United States... Benjamin Louis Ben Cardin (born October 5, 1943) is a Democratic member of the United States Senate 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. ...


Law enforcement

  • The Baltimore City Sheriff's Office is the enforcement arm of the Baltimore court system. Deputy Sheriffs are sworn law enforcement officials with full arrest authority as granted by the constitution of Maryland, the MPCTC and the Sheriff of the City of Baltimore.[50]
    • Organization – The current Sheriff is John W. Anderson. The office is divided into several sections:
      • Field Enforcement Section
      • District Court Section
      • Child Support (Civil) Section
      • Child Support (Warrant) Section
      • Transportation Unit
      • Warrant Unit
      • Special Response Team
      • K-9 Team
      • Witness Protection Team
    • Duties – The Sheriff is responsible for security of city courthouses and property; service of court-ordered writs, protective and peace orders, warrants, and tax levies; prisoner transportation and traffic enforcement.

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Crime

CNN/Morgan Quitno "Most Dangerous City" Rankings (2007) ranks Baltimore as the 12th most dangerous American city.[51] Baltimore is second only to Detroit among cities with a population over 500,000.[52] The Cable News Network, commonly known as CNN, is a major cable television network founded in 1980 by Ted Turner. ... Morgan Quitno Press is an research and publishing company based out of Lawrence, Kansas. ... Detroit redirects here. ...


According to crime statistics there were 269 homicides in Baltimore in 2005,[53] giving it the highest homicide rate per 100,000 of all U.S. cities of 250,000 or more population.[52] Though this is significantly lower than the record-high 353 homicides in 1993, the homicide 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. In addition, other categories of crime in Baltimore have also been declining, although overall crime rates are still high compared to the national average. The rate of forcible rapes has fallen below the national average in recent years; however, Baltimore still has much higher-than-average rates of aggravated assault, burglary, robbery, and theft.[54] Homicide (Latin homicidium, homo human being + caedere to cut, kill) refers to the act of killing another human being. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... A young waif steals a pair of boots Stealing redirects here. ...


Though the crime situation in Baltimore is considered one of the worst in the nation, city officials have pointed out that most violent crimes, particularly homicides, are committed by people who know their victims and who are often associated with the illegal drug trade.[55] 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...


City officials have, however, come under scrutiny from Maryland legislators regarding the veracity of crime statistics reported by the Baltimore City Police Department.[56] For 2003 the FBI identified irregularities in the number of rapes reported, which was confirmed by the Mayor. 2005's homicide numbers appeared to exhibit discrepancies as well[57] The former Commissioner of Police stated upon interview that the administration suppressed corrections of its reported crime.[58] However, many of these charges seem to be, at least partially, politically motivated.[59] Nonetheless, experts indicate that the city's reporting practices merit an independent audit, with which the administration has not cooperated, despite requests from members of City Council and the City's auditor.[60] Baltimore Police Department shoulder patch. ...


The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a suit in respect of systematic civil rights abuses by the current administration.[61] While police officials and their critics disagree about exact figures, it is nonetheless clear that approximately 25% of the roughly 100,000 arrests each year are made in the absence of a chargeable offense.[62] The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is an American organization consisting of two separate entities: the ACLU Foundation, a non-profit organization that focuses on litigation and communication efforts, and the American Civil Liberties Union which focuses on legislative lobbying and does not have non-profit status. ...


Witness intimidation has also been reported as a problem in the city.[63] 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. In a separate incident in 2005, another public safety activist, Edna McAbier, was also targeted by firebomb. Though she survived, she has fled her neighborhood. Three men were sentenced to life in prison for their involvement in the latter case. Witness intimidation involves witnesses crucial to court proceedings being threatened in order to pressure or extort them not to testify. ... 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. ... is the 289th day of the year (290th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ...


In 1988, journalist David Simon spent a year with the homicide unit of the Baltimore City Police Department. His experiences were chronicled in the critically acclaimed book, Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets. His nonfiction account was the basis for the TV series Homicide: Life on the Street. Simon was the creator and producer of the HBO series The Wire which dramatized the various intricacies of Baltimore's political, criminal, and educational struggles. The show aired five seasons from 2002 to 2008. David Simon (born 1960) is an American author, journalist, and writer/producer of television shows based on his books. ... Homicide: Life on the Street is an American television drama series chronicling the life of a fictional Baltimore police homicide unit. ... For others uses of the term, see The Wire (disambiguation). ...


In 2007, there were 282 murders in Baltimore. [64]


In February of 2008, the Baltimore City Police reported a sharp decline in homicides in Baltimore. According to police there were 14 murders in the city for the month of January, the lowest monthly total in 30 years..[65] By April 15, 2008 the number of murders in the city had grown to 54,[66] the lowest total to this time of the year in recent memory, putting the city on pace for 189 murders in 2008.


Transportation

Highway Network

The interstate highways serving Baltimore are I-70, I-83 (the Jones Falls Expressway), I-95 (the John F. Kennedy Memorial Highway), I-395, I-695 (the Baltimore Beltway), I-795 (the Northwest Expressway), I-895 (the Harbor Tunnel Thruway), and I-97. Several of the city's interstate highways, e.g. I-95, I-83, and I-70 are not directly connected to each other, and in the case of I-70 end just outside city limits at the Baltimore Beltway, because of freeway revolts in the City of Baltimore. These revolts were led by Barbara Mikulski, which resulted in the abandonment of the original plan. U.S. highways and state routes that run to and through downtown Baltimore include U.S. Route 1, U.S. Route 40 National Road, and the Baltimore-Washington Parkway. 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). The Baltimore Beltway crosses south of Baltimore harbor over the Francis Scott Key Bridge. Interstate Highways in the 48 contiguous states. ... In Maryland, Interstate 70 runs horizontally from the Pennsylvania state line near Hancock east across the central portion of the state towards Baltimore, following the route of the National Road, now known as U.S. 40. ... 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. ... In Baltimore, Interstate 95 runs through the southwestern quadrant of the city before turning east, skirting the edge of the central business district and crossing the Patapsco River via the Fort McHenry Tunnel. ... The John F. Kennedy Memorial Highway (also known as JFK Memorial Highway) is a 50-mile section of Interstate 95 traversing northeastern Maryland from the northern Baltimore City line to the Delaware State line where it meets the Delaware Turnpike. ... 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Downtown Northbound on I-95
Downtown Northbound on I-95
Ann Street in Baltimore
Ann Street in Baltimore

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Passenger rail

Baltimore is a top destination for Amtrak along the Northeast Corridor. Baltimore's Penn Station is one of the busiest in the country. In 2005, it ranked 8th in the United States with a total ridership of 910,523.[67] Just outside the city, Baltimore/Washington International (BWI) Thurgood Marshall Airport Rail Station is another popular stop. Amtrak's Acela Express, Palmetto, Carolinian, Silver Star, Silver Meteor, Vermonter, Crescent, and Regional trains are the scheduled passenger train services that stop in the city. Additionally, MARC commuter rail service connects the city's two main intercity rail stations, Camden Station and Penn Station, with Washington, D.C.'s Union Station as well as stops in between. Vermonter at the Brattleboro, Vermont, station, 18 March 2004. ... Most of the NEC (those sections shown in red, except Boston to the Rhode Island state line) is owned by Amtrak. ... Exterior of Penn Station Pennsylvania Station (generally referred to as Penn Station) is the main train station in Baltimore, Maryland. ... The BWI Airport Rail Station is a train station in Linthicum, Maryland adjacent to Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI). ... 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, Baltimore, and Philadelphia along the Northeast Corridor (NEC) in... 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. ... Amtraks Vermonter is a 606-mile (975 km) passenger train service between St. ... 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. ... MARC, prior to 1984 known as Maryland Rail Commuter Service, is a commuter rail system comprising three lines in the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area. ... railroads redirects here. ... Passengers bustle around the typical grand edifice of Londons Broad Street station in 1865. ... Oriole Park at Camden Yards is a Major League Baseball stadium located in Baltimore, Maryland which was constructed to replace the aging Memorial Stadium. ... Exterior of Penn Station Pennsylvania Station (generally referred to as Penn Station) is the main train station in Baltimore, Maryland. ... For other uses, see Washington, D.C. (disambiguation). ... Union Station is the grand ceremonial train station designed to be the entrance to Washington, D.C., when it opened in 1907. ...


Public transit

Public transit in Baltimore City is provided by the Maryland Transit Administration. The city has a comprehensive bus network, a small light rail network connecting Hunt Valley in the north to BWI airport and Cromwell in the south, and a subway line between Owings Mills and Johns Hopkins Hospital.[68] A proposed bus rapid transit or rail line, known as the Red Line, which would link the Social Security Administration to Fells Point and perhaps the Canton and Dundalk communities, is under study as of 2007; a proposal to extend Baltimore's existing subway line to Morgan State University, known as the Green Line, is in the planning stage.[69] Mass transit redirects here. ... The Maryland Transit Administration (MTA), better known as MTA Maryland, to avoid confusion with other cities transit agencies who share the initials MTA, is a state operated transit service. ... Autobus redirects here. ... Light rail at BWI station The Baltimore Light Rail is a small light rail network serving Baltimore, Maryland and the surrounding suburbs. ... Hunt Valley is an unincorporated community located in Baltimore County, Maryland just north of the Baltimore, Maryland metro area, on Highway 145 off I-83, by Loch Raven Reservoir. ... Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (IATA: BWI, ICAO: KBWI) serves the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area in the United States. ... 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. ... Owings Mills is an unincorporated community and a census-designated place in Baltimore County, Maryland, United States. ... The Red Line is a proposed mass transit line for the Baltimore, Maryland area. ... Fells Point is a neighborhood in Baltimore, Maryland, home to a variety of shops, restaurants, coffee bars, music stores, and over 120 pubs. ... Location in the state of Maryland, USA unincorporated community and a census-designated place in Baltimore County, Maryland, United States {{{subdivision_name}}} Founded 1895 Time zone EST (UTC)  - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC) Dundalk is an unincorporated community and a census-designated place in Baltimore County, Maryland, United States. ... Morgan State University, formerly Centenary Biblical Institute (1867-1890), Morgan College (1890 -1975), is located in residential Baltimore, Maryland. ... The Green Line is a proposed mass transit line for the Baltimore, Maryland area. ...


Airports

Baltimore is served by Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, generally known as "BWI," which lies to the south in neighboring Anne Arundel County, and by Martin State Airport, a general aviation facility, to the north in Baltimore County. BWI and Martin State airports are operated by the Maryland Aviation Administration which is part of the Maryland Department of Transportation.[70] In terms of passengers, BWI airport is the top 26th airport in the United States.[71] Downtown Baltimore is connected to BWI airport by two major highways (I-95 and the Baltimore-Washington Parkway via Interstate 195), the Baltimore Light Rail, and Amtrak and MARC commuter rail service between Baltimore's Penn Station and BWI Rail Station. Martin State Airport is linked to downtown Baltimore by two major highways, I-95 and U.S. Route 40, and MARC commuter rail service between Baltimore's Penn Station and its nearby Martin State Airport MARC Train stop. Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (IATA: BWI, ICAO: KBWI) serves the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area in the United States. ... Anne Arundel County is a county located in the U.S. state of Maryland. ... 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. ... A general aviation scene at Kemble Airfield, England. ... For other uses of Baltimore, see Baltimore (disambiguation). ... The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) is a government agency in the U.S. state of Maryland. ... In Baltimore, Interstate 95 runs through the southwestern quadrant of the city before turning east, skirting the edge of the central business district and crossing the Patapsco River via the Fort McHenry Tunnel. ... The Baltimore-Washington Parkway The Baltimore-Washington Parkway is a freeway in the U.S. state of Maryland, running southwest from Baltimore to Washington. ... Interstate 195 (abbreviated I-195) in Maryland is a spur of Interstate 95 just south of Baltimore that travels from Interstate 95 to Baltimore-Washington International Airport. ... Light rail at BWI station The Baltimore Light Rail is a small light rail network serving Baltimore, Maryland and the surrounding suburbs. ... Vermonter at the Brattleboro, Vermont, station, 18 March 2004. ... MARC, prior to 1984 known as Maryland Rail Commuter Service, is a commuter rail system comprising three lines in the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area. ... The BWI Airport Rail Station is a train station in Linthicum, Maryland adjacent to Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI). ... 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. ... U.S. Route 40 is an east-west United States highway. ... MARC, prior to 1984 known as Maryland Rail Commuter Service, is a commuter rail system comprising three lines in the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area. ...


Port of Baltimore

Main article: Helen Delich Bentley Port of Baltimore
Baltimore harbor in 1849 with the prominent Washington monument in the background North of the city
Baltimore harbor in 1849 with the prominent Washington monument in the background North of the city

The port was founded 1706, preceding the founding of Baltimore. The Maryland colonial legislature made the area near Locust Point as the port of entry for the tobacco trade with England. Fells Point, the deepest point in the natural harbor, soon became the colony's main ship building center, later on becoming leader in the construction of clipper ships.[72] After the founding of Baltimore, mills were built behind the wharves. The California Gold Rush led to many orders for fast vessels; many overland pioneers also relied upon canned goods from Baltimore. After the civil war, a coffee ship was designed here for trade with Brazil. At the end of the nineteenth century, European ship lines had terminals for immigrants. The Baltimore and Ohio railroad made the port a major transshipment point. 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. ... The Washington Monument in Baltimore was the first architechtural monument honoring George Washington. ... Locust Point is a peninsular neighborhood in Baltimore, Maryland. ... A port of entry is a place where one may lawfully enter a country. ... Shredded tobacco leaf for pipe smoking Tobacco can also be pressed into plugs and sliced into flakes Tobacco is an agricultural product processed from the fresh leaves of plants in the genus Nicotiana. ... Fells Point is a neighborhood in Baltimore, Maryland, home to a variety of shops, restaurants, coffee bars, music stores, and over 120 pubs. ... The California Gold Rush (1848–1855) began shortly after January 24, 1848 (when gold was discovered at Sutters Mill in Coloma). ... Transshipment is the shipment of goods to an intermediate destination, and then from there to yet another destination. ...


Currently the port has major roll-on roll-off facilities, as well as bulk facilities, especially steel handling.[73] Water taxis also operate in the Inner Harbor. Governor Ehrlich participated in naming the port after Helen Delich Bentley during the 300th anniversary of the port.[74] A RORO ships starboard side. ... Congresswoman Helen Delich Bentley, R-Maryland, in an undated photo Helen Delich Bentley was born on November 28, 1923. ...


In 2007, Duke Realty Corporation began a new development near the Port of Baltimore, named the Chesapeake Commerce Center. This new industrial park is located on the site of a former General Motors plant. The total project comprises 184 acres (0.74 km²) in eastern Baltimore City and the site will yield 2,800,000 square feet (260,000 m²) of warehouse/distribution and office space. Chesapeake Commerce Center has direct access to two major Interstate Highways (I-95 and I-895) and is located adjacent to two of the major Port of Baltimore Terminals. The Port of Baltimore is the furthest inland port in the U.S. with a 50-foot (15 m) dredge to accommodate the largest shipping vessels.


Education

Colleges and universities

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


Private

Undergraduates walk across Keyser Quadrangle in Spring at the Johns Hopkins University

The Johns Hopkins University, founded in 1876, is a private institution of higher learning located in Baltimore, Maryland, United States. ... 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. ... Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) is an art university in Baltimore, Maryland. ... 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, formerly Centenary Biblical Institute (1867-1890), Morgan College (1890 -1975), is located in residential Baltimore, Maryland. ... The University of Baltimore (UB), located in downtown Baltimore, Maryland in the Mt. ... University of Maryland, Baltimore, (also known as UMB) was founded in 1807. ...

Baltimore City College, the third oldest public high school in the US, 2007
Baltimore City College, the third oldest public high school in the US, 2007

The Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) is an accredited community college located in Baltimore County, Maryland in the United States with three main campuses and two extension centers. ... Catonsville is an unincorporated community and a census-designated place located in Baltimore County, Maryland. ... Essex is a census-designated place located in Baltimore County, Maryland. ... Location in the state of Maryland, USA unincorporated community and a census-designated place in Baltimore County, Maryland, United States {{{subdivision_name}}} Founded 1895 Time zone EST (UTC)  - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC) Dundalk is an unincorporated community and a census-designated place in Baltimore County, Maryland, United States. ... Anne Arundel Community College, founded in 1961, is located in Arnold, Maryland. ... Anne Arundel County is a county located in the U.S. state of Maryland. ... Goucher redirects here. ... Towson is an unincorporated community and a census-designated place in Baltimore County, Maryland, United States. ... Towson University, often referred to as TU or simply Towson for short, is an American public university located in Towson in Baltimore County, Maryland, USA. It is part of the University System of Maryland. ... Towson is an unincorporated community and a census-designated place in Baltimore County, Maryland, United States. ... The University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) is a public university, part of the University System of Maryland, located in the southwest Baltimore County community of Catonsville. ... Catonsville is an unincorporated community and a census-designated place in Baltimore County, Maryland, United States. ... Villa Julie College is located in Baltimore County, Maryland, USA, 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. ... Yeshiva Ner Yisrael: Ner Israel Rabbinical College also known as NIRC and known colloquially as Ner, is a yeshiva in Baltimore, Maryland founded in 1933 by Rabbi Yakov Yitzchok Ruderman who was a key disciple of Rabbi Nosson Tzvi Finkel of the famous Slabodka yeshiva in Lithuania, Europe. ... The Pikes Theater, one of Pikesvilles historic landmarks. ... Baltimore City College (BCC), also referred to as The Castle on the Hill, and more commonly as City, is a public secondary school in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S. that focuses on the humanities and liberal arts. ...

Primary and secondary schools

The city's public schools are operated by the Baltimore City Public School System and include Baltimore City College, the third oldest public high school in the country, and Western High School, the oldest public all girls school in the nation. Baltimore City College and Baltimore Polytechnic Institute share the nation's second-oldest high school football rivalry. Baltimore City College, Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, and Western High School constitute the hardest admissions policies of any public high school in Maryland.[citation needed] 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 (BCC), also referred to as The Castle on the Hill, and more commonly as City, is a public secondary school in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S. that focuses on the humanities and liberal arts. ... Western High School is the oldest public all-girl high school in the United States. ... Baltimore Polytechnic Institute (BPI), but known most commonly as Poly, is a magnet high school in Baltimore, Maryland. ... City v Poly (November, 2006) M&T Bank Stadium The City–Poly football rivalry is the oldest American football rivalry in Maryland, U.S. and the second oldest public school rivalry in the U.S.—predated only by the rivalry between the Boston Latin School and the English High School...


Private schools

Some private schools are located in the nearby suburbs: “Curley” redirects here. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... Friends School of Baltimore is the oldest school in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Friends School was founded in 1784 by members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). ... Gilman School is a private all-boys school located in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Founded in 1897 as the Country School for Boys, it was the first country day school in the United States. ... The Institute of Notre Dame is an all-girls Catholic high school located in Baltimore, Maryland. ... Mount Saint Joseph College, usually called Mount Saint Joseph High School, is a Catholic school located in the community of Irvington, Maryland. ... Roland Park Country School (RPCS) is an independent and private all-girls college preparatory school in Baltimore, Maryland. ... The Waldorf School of Baltimore is located in the Mount Washington area of Baltimore, Maryland. ...

Baltimore Lutheran School is a private secondary school located in Towson, Maryland. ... The Boys Latin School of Maryland is a private, all-boys, college-preparatory school located in Baltimore, Maryland. ... Calvert Hall College High School (also known as Calvert Hall or CHC) is a Catholic college preparatory high school for men located in Towson, Maryland, USA. Its mission is to make their students men of faith, men of intellect, and men of integrity. ... 300 Garrison Forest Road • Owings Mills, Maryland 21117 • Phone: 410. ... Glenelg Country School is an independent day school in Glenelg, Maryland. ... Loyola Blakefield is a Catholic, college preparatory school established by the Jesuits through the spirit of Ignatius Loyola to educate men to serve others. ... McDonogh School is a private, coeducational, K-12, college-preparatory school located in Owings Mills, Maryland, USA. // The school was established near Baltimore, Maryland in 1873 and funded by the estate of John McDonogh, a former Baltimore resident, who died in 1850. ... Oldfields School, founded in Baltimore County in 1867 by Anna Austen McCulloch, is the oldest girls boarding school in Maryland. ... The Park School of Baltimore is a private, co-educational K-12 school located in Brooklandville, Maryland (U.S.A.), just north of the city of Baltimore. ... St. ...

Parochial schools

On January 21, 2008, Philippine Consul Rico Fos announced that Baltimore, Maryland will employ additional 178 new Filipino public school teachers this school year (bringing to a total of 1,000, the Filipino teachers in the metropolitan Washington which includes parts of Maryland and Virginia). Maryland has yearly shortage of 6,000 teachers.[75] “Curley” redirects here. ... Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School is an Orthodox Jewish day school in Pikesville Baltimore County, Maryland. ... Cardinal Gibbons School is a Catholic school serving grades 6-12 in Baltimore, Maryland. ... The Institute of Notre Dame is an all-girls Catholic high school located in Baltimore, Maryland. ... Mercy High School is an all-girls secondary school located in Baltimore, Maryland. ... Mount Saint Joseph College, usually called Mount Saint Joseph High School, is a Catholic school located in the community of Irvington, Maryland. ... Yeshiva Ner Yisrael: Ner Israel Rabbinical College also known as NIRC and known colloquially as Ner, is a yeshiva in Baltimore, Maryland founded in 1933 by Rabbi Yakov Yitzchok Ruderman who was a key disciple of Rabbi Nosson Tzvi Finkel of the famous Slabodka yeshiva in Lithuania, Europe. ... To find out more about The Seton Keough High School in Baltimore, MD please visit www. ... is the 21st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ... The Republic of the Philippines is a country of South East Asia, located in the western Pacific Ocean some 1,210 km (750 mi) from mainland Asia. ... This article is about the Roman rank. ... For the capital city of the United States, see Washington, D.C.. For other uses, see Washington (disambiguation). ... Official language(s) None (English, de facto) Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Largest metro area Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 42nd  - Total 12,407 sq mi (32,133 km²)  - Width 101 miles (145 km)  - Length 249 miles (400 km)  - % water 21  - Latitude 37° 53′ N to 39° 43′ N... This article is about the U.S. state. ...


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 Times Mirror Company, which has since been bought by Tribune Company. Baltimore is the 24th-largest television market and 21st-largest radio market in the country. The Sun is the newspaper of record for 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 Tribune Company (NYSE: TRB) is a large American multimedia corporation based in Chicago, Illinois. ... 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 newspaper of record for 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. ... The Washington Examiner is a daily newspaper published in Alexandria, Virginia, and distributed around Washington, D.C., Baltimore, and their suburbs. ... The initialism LGBT also GLBT is in use (since the 1990s) to refer collectively to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender people. ... The Baltimore Jewish Times is a subscription-based weekly community newspaper serving the Jewish community of Baltimore. ...

Television

WBAL-TV (channel 11, DTV 59), WBAL-TV 11 is the NBC affiliate for Baltimore, Maryland. ... This article is about the television network. ... This article is about the broadcast network. ... WBFF, FOX45 is the Fox television affiliate in Baltimore, Maryland, broadcasting on channel 45 (digital channel 46). ... FOX redirects here. ... This article is about the television station in Baltimore, Maryland. ... This article is about the broadcast network. ... In the television industry (especially in North America), an owned and operated station (frequently abbreviated as O&O) is a television station that is owned by the network with which it is associated. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is an American television network. ... WMAR-TV (ABC 2) is the ABC television affiliate in Baltimore, Maryland. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is an American television network. ... This article is about the television network. ... This article is about the broadcast network. ... Maryland Public Television or MPT is a state-wide network of PBS member stations serving Maryland, with studios located in Owings Mills and six high-power UHF transmitters across the state. ... Not to be confused with Public Broadcasting Services in Malta. ... WNUV (WB 54) is the WB affiliate in Baltimore, Maryland. ... The CW Television Network, normally abbreviated to The CW, also known as The New CW in its first season of the network, is a television network in the United States launched during the 2006 television season. ... WUTB is the UPN affiliate in Baltimore, Maryland, broadcasting on channel 24 (digital channel 41). ... MyNetworkTV (sometimes written My Network TV, and unofficially abbreviated MyNet, MyTV, MNT, or MNTV) is a television network in the United States, owned by News Corporation. ... Mid-Atlantic Sports Network (MASN) is a team-owned regional sports network that televises both Washington Nationals and Baltimore Orioles games in the mid-Atlantic region (Harrisburg, PA to Charlotte, NC) When the Montreal Expos were relocated to Washington, D.C. in 2004, the issue arose regarding television rights for... Look up public access television in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...

Radio

WBAL is a news/talk radio station located in Baltimore, Maryland. ... Founded in 1951, WBJC is a public, non-commercial radio station located in Baltimore, which broadcasts a 24 hours-a-day schedule of classical music and arts information programming at 91. ... 92. ... WHFS are the call letters for the FM radio station transmitting on 105. ... WIYY (97. ... WJFK-AM (1300 kHz) is a sports radio station located in Towson, Maryland, near Baltimore. ... WLIF (101. ... WLOY Loyola College Radio is a non-commercial radio station owned and operated by Loyola College in Maryland, broadcasting at 1620 kHz on the AM band in the North Baltimore area (under Part 15 of the FCC regulations, which allow stations to broadcast over AM with low power), as well... WNST (1570 kHz) is a sports radio station located in Towson, Maryland, near Baltimore. ... WPOC is a country-format radio station in Baltimore, Maryland focusing on newer artists and signature songs of the 90s. ... WQSR in Baltimore, Maryland was for many years an oldies station, but has since adopted the Jack FM format. ... WRBS-FM is an FM radio station that broadcasts on the 95. ... WSMJ (104. ... Mix 106. ... WYPR is a public radio station that services the Baltimore, Maryland metropolitan area. ... WCAO is an AM station broadcasting Gospel music in Baltimore, MD. The stations frequency is 600 kHz. ... WCBM is a Talk station broadcasting at AM 680 in Baltimore, Maryland. ... WZBA (100. ...

Tourist attractions

The American Visionary Art Museum (AVAM) is an art museum located in Baltimore, Maryland. ... The Baltimore Museum of Art in Baltimore, Maryland, was founded in 1914. ... 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 located at 1901 Falls Road in Baltimore, Maryland. ... Photo of the newly renovated Exterior of the Basilica taken after the first Mass celebrated in there on October 29, 2006. ... 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. ... Brown Memorial Presbyterian Church, c1875 Brown Memorial Presbyterian Church of Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A., also known as Brown Memorial Park Avenue Presbyterian Church, is a large, Gothic Revival-style Presbyterian church located at Park and Lafayette Avenues in the citys Bolton Hill section. ... 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. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... The Enoch Pratt Free Library, located in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, is one of the oldest free public libraries in the United States. ... Fort McHenry Fort McHenry, in Baltimore, Maryland, is a star shaped 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 National Great Blacks in Wax Museum is a wax museum in Baltimore, Maryland featuring prominent African-American historial figures. ... Harborplace is a festival marketplace in Baltimore, Maryland, that opened in 1980 as a centerpiece of the revival of downtown Baltimore. ... The Hippodrome Theatre is located on Eutaw Street in downtown Baltimore, Maryland. ... The Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory and Botanic Gardens of Baltimore, often known as the Baltimore Conservatory, is a historic conservatory and botanical garden located in Druid Hill Park at 3100 Swan Drive, Baltimore, Maryland. ... The Jewish Museum of Maryland is located in 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 Historical Society, founded in 1844, is the oldest cultural institution in the state of Maryland. ... The Maryland Science Center opened to the public in 1976, with 3 levels of exhibits and a planetarium. ... The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore (formerly The Baltimore Zoo) is a located in Druid Hill Park in Baltimore, Maryland. ... The Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, often referred to simply as the Meyerhoff, is a music venue in the Mount Vernon neighborhood of Baltimore, Maryland that opened in 1982. ... 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. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... The Senator Theatre in Baltimore, Maryland The Senator Theatre is a historic movie theater in Baltimore, Maryland. ... 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, located in Baltimore, Marylands Mount Vernon neighborhood, is a small privately-formed art collection open to the public. ... 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

Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2304x1728, 1717 KB) [edit] Summary [edit] Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Maryland Oriole Park at Camden Yards Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2304x1728, 1717 KB) [edit] Summary [edit] Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Maryland Oriole Park at Camden Yards Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added... Oriole Park at Camden Yards is a baseball stadium located in Baltimore, Maryland, which was completed in 1992 to replace the aging Memorial Stadium. ... This article is about the contemporary American major league baseball team. ... Major Leagues redirects here. ... City Baltimore, Maryland Team colors Purple, Black, and Gold Head Coach Brian Billick Owner Steve Bisciotti General manager Ozzie Newsome Mascot The Ravens: Edgar, Allan, & Poe League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1996–present) American Football Conference (1996-present) AFC Central (1996-2001) AFC North (2002-present) Team history Baltimore... NFL redirects here. ... The name Baltimore Blast has been used by two different indoor soccer teams. ... The Major Indoor Soccer League is the top professional indoor soccer league in the USA. The league is a member of both the United States Soccer Federation and FIFA. The MISL replaced the NPSL which folded in 2001. ... Crystal Palace Baltimore, also known as Crystal Palace F.C. USA, is an American soccer team, founded in 2006. ... The United Soccer Leagues Second Division (often referred to as simply, USL-2) is a professional mens soccer league in North America, part of the United Soccer Leagues (USL) league pyramid. ... The Baltimore Mariners will be a new American Indoor Football Association team to begin play in 2008. ... The American Indoor Football Association(AIFA) was formed in October of 2006. ... The Baltimore Bay Lions are an expansion team of the American Basketball Association scheduled to begin play in 2007. ... For information on the original league that lasted until 1976, see American Basketball Association (1967-1977). ... The National Womens Football Association (NWFA) is a full-contact American football league for women. ... The Independent Womens Football League was founded in 2000, and began play in 2001. ... WFTDA Logo Founded in April 2004 as the United Leagues Coalition (ULC) and renamed in early 2006, the Womens Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) is an association of womens flat track roller derby leagues in the United States. ...

Defunct (or moved) sports teams

Baseball

Baltimore Black Box 1923 Leagues Independent (1916 - 1922, 1930 - 1931) Eastern Colored league (1923 - 1928 American Negro League (1929) East-West League (1932) Negro National League (1933 - 1934) Significant Players Satchel Paige michael Steele The Chosen One Jud “Boojum” Wilson Frank Warfield Oliver Ghost Marcelle Sir Richard Lundy Leon Day... The Eastern Colored League was one of the several Negro Leagues which were created during the time organized baseball was segregated. ... Nashville Elite Giants Leagues Independent (1921-1929) Negro National League (the first) (1930) Negro Southern League (1932) Negro National League (the second) (1933-1948) Negro American League (1949-1950) Significant Players Satchel Paige The Nashville Elite Giants were a professional baseball team that played in the Negro Leagues. ... The second Negro National League was established in 1933, two years after the first Negro National League had disbanded. ... The city of Baltimore, Maryland has been home to several major league and minor league teams called the Baltimore Orioles. ... The International League (IL) is a minor league baseball league which operates in the eastern United States and Canada. ... The Baltimore Orioles were a 19th century American Association and National League team from 1882 to 1899. ... 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 an independent major league in baseball in the United States in direct competition with and opposition to the established National and American Leagues in 1914 and 1915. ... The Union Association was a league in Major League Baseball which lasted only for one season in 1884. ...

Football

The Baltimore Stallions were a Canadian football team based in Baltimore, Maryland, which played the 1994 and 1995 seasons. ... Lions Stampeders Eskimos Roughriders Blue Bombers Tiger-Cats Argonauts Alouettes The Canadian Football League (CFL) (Ligue canadienne de football (LCF) in French), is a professional sports league located in Canada that plays Canadian football. ... Categories: Stub | Philadelphia sports | Defunct American football teams ... “USFL” redirects here. ... League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1953–present) Western Conference (1953-1969) Coastal Division (1967-1969) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC East (1970-2001) AFC South (2002-present) Current uniform Team colors Royal Blue, White Mascot Blue Personnel Owner Jim Irsay General Manager Bill Polian Head Coach Tony Dungy... NFL redirects here. ... Baltimore Colts started in the All-America Football Conference in 1946 as the Miami Seahawks. ... The All-America Football Conference (AAFC) was a professional American football league that challenged the established National Football League (NFL) from 1946 to 1949. ... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... The Baltimore Blackbirds are an indoor football team based in Baltimore, Maryland. ... The American Indoor Football Association(AIFA) was formed in October of 2006. ... The Baltimore Mariners will be a new American Indoor Football Association team to begin play in 2008. ... The American Indoor Football Association(AIFA) was formed in October of 2006. ...

Basketball

The Baltimore Bullets were a National Basketball Association team based in Baltimore, Maryland. ... NBA redirects here. ... Washington Bullets redirects here. ... NBA redirects here. ... The Baltimore Claws was an American Basketball Association team. ... The Continental Basketball Association (CBA) is a professional mens basketball league in the United States. ... The Baltimore Bayrunners were part of the International Basketball League (IBL). ... The International Basketball League is a U.S.-based professional basketball league featuring teams from the West Coast, Rocky Mountains, Western Canada, and the Midwest. ... The Baltimore Pearls are a team in the American Basketball Association. ... For information on the original league that lasted until 1976, see American Basketball Association (1967-1977). ...

Soccer

The Baltimore Bays were a soccer team based out of Baltimore, Maryland that played in the NASL. They played from 1967 to 1968. ... North American Soccer League or (NASL) was a professional soccer league with teams in the United States and Canada that operated from 1968 to 1984. ... The name Baltimore Blast has been used by two different indoor soccer teams. ... This article is about the 1978-1992 Major Indoor Soccer League. ... The Balitmore Comets were a soccer team based out of Baltimore, Maryland that played in the NASL. They played from 1974 to 1975. ... North American Soccer League or (NASL) was a professional soccer league with teams in the United States and Canada 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. ... WHA redirects here. ... 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 a professional ice hockey league in North America, that serves as the primary developmental circuit for the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The Baltimore Clippers were an American ice hockey team. ... The American Hockey League (AHL) is a professional ice hockey league in North America, that serves as the primary developmental circuit for 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). ... The Souther Hockey League (abbreviated SHL) is a defunct mid-level professional ice hockey league. ... The Baltimore Skipjacks were an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. ... The American Hockey League (AHL) is a professional ice hockey league in North America, that serves as the primary developmental circuit for the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The Atlantic Coast Hockey League was a minor league hockey organization that operated between 1981 and 1987. ...

Lacrosse

The Baltimore Tribe was a member of the American Lacrosse League, a short lived professional lacrosse league in 1988, that was based in Catonsville, Maryland. ... The American Lacrosse League was a professional lacrosse league that played in 1988. ... Categories: Sports stubs | National Lacrosse League | Denver sports | Major Indoor Lacrosse League ... 1987 was the inaugural season of the Eagle Pro Box Lacrosse Leage. ... The 1999 National Lacrosse League season began on December 26, 1998 and concluded with the championship game on April 23, 1999. ... NLL redirects here. ... The Baltimore Bayhawks are Baltimore, Marylands professional lacrosse team. ... The 2001 Major League Lacrosse season was the 1st season of the league. ... 2006 Major League Lacrosse season is the 6th season of the league. ... Major League Lacrosse is a professional outdoor Lacrosse league that is made up of teams within the United States. ...

Sister cities

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

Image File history File links Flag_of_Egypt. ... This article is about the city in Egypt. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Israel. ... Hebrew אַשְׁקְלוֹן (Standard) AÅ¡qÉ™lon Arabic عسقلان Founded in 1951 Government City Also Spelled Ashqelon (officially) District South Population 105,100 (2004) Jurisdiction 55,000 dunams (55 km²) Mayor Roni Mahatzri Ashkelon (Hebrew: ‎; Tiberian Hebrew ʾAÅ¡qÉ™lôn; Arabic: ‎  ; Latin: Ascalon) is a city in the western Negev, in the... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... This article is about the Spanish city. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Liberia. ... Gbarnga is a town in Bong County, Liberia, lying north east of Monrovia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... For other uses, see Genoa (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan. ... This article is about the Japanese city. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Egypt. ... Luxor on Nile, at Luxor Temple with mosque. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ukraine. ... The ODESSA, which stands for the German phrase Organisation der ehemaligen SS-Angehörigen, which phrase in turn translates as “Organization of Former Members of the SS,” is the name commonly given to an international Nazi network alleged to have been set up towards the end of World War II... Image File history File links Flag_of_Greece. ... It has been suggested that Kaminia (Piraeus), Greece be merged into this article or section. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Nickname: Motto: Sterker door strijd (Stronger through Struggle) Location of Rotterdam Coordinates: , Country Province Government  - Mayor Ivo Opstelten  - Aldermen Jeannette Baljeu Hamit Karakus Orhan Kaya Lucas Bolsius Jantine Kriens Dominic Schrijer Roelf de Boer Leonard Geluk Area [1]  - Total 319 km² (123. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Peoples_Republic_of_China. ... A view of the Xiamen University campus Xiamen (Simplified Chinese: 厦门; Traditional Chinese: 廈門; Hanyu Pinyin: ) is a coastal sub-provincial city in southeastern Fujian province, Peoples Republic of China. ...

Baltimore in fiction

Main article: Baltimore in Fiction

Thomas Harris Dr. Hannibal Lecter operated a Psychiatric practice in Baltimore before his confinement. ...

See also

An arabber is a street merchant who sells fruits and vegetables from a colorful, horse-drawn cart. ... “Baltimore City Police Department” redirects here. ... 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 city of Baltimore has a working class history and a rare blend of Northern and Southern American traditions, lending it a unique culture. ... 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. ... The Enoch Pratt Free Library, located in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, is one of the oldest free public libraries in the United States. ... Formstone is a plaster compound creating the trompe loeil appearance of rock. ... 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. ... This is a list of famous or notable people who were born in or lived in Baltimore, Maryland. ... Peabody Institute, c. ... The National Bohemian logo and slogan, and its mascot, Mr. ... Plug Uglies The Plug Uglies were a gang (though most often referred to as a club) that operated in the west end of Baltimore from 1854 to 1860. ... Screen painting is a folk art form originating in white working class neighborhoods in Baltimore in the early 20th century. ...

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