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St. Petersburg (locally St. Pete) is a city in Pinellas County, Florida. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 248,232, making it the fourth largest city in the state of Florida. This work is copyrighted. ... This work is copyrighted. ... City lights from space. ... Pinellas County is a county located in the state of Florida. ... 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... State nickname: Sunshine State Other U.S. States Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Governor Jeb Bush (R) Official languages English Area 170,451 km² (22nd)  - Land 137,374 km²  - Water 30,486 km² (17. ...


The city is located on a peninsula in between Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, It is connected to the mainland to the north, connected with the city of Tampa, Florida to the east by causeways across Tampa Bay, and to Bradenton, Florida in the south by the Sunshine Skyway Bridge. A peninsula is a geographical formation consisting of an extension of land from a larger body, surrounded by water on three sides. ... Tampa Bay is a large natural harbor and estuary on the western coast of Florida. ... The Gulf of Mexico is a major body of water bordered and nearly landlocked by North America. ... Franklin Street, looking North, Tampa c. ... Tampa Bay is a large natural harbor and estuary on the western coast of Florida. ... Bradenton is a city located in Manatee County, Florida. ... Sunshine Skyway Bridge The Sunshine Skyway Bridge is the worlds longest cable-stayed concrete bridge, with a length of 29,040 feet (exactly 5. ...


The city is a sea port, and a popular destination for tourism and retirement by people from parts of the United States with colder climate. With an average of some 360 days of sunshine each year, it is nicknamed "The Sunshine City." Categories: Stub | Commercial item transport and distribution | Transportation ... A tourist boat travels the River Seine in Paris, France Beaches make popular tourist resorts Beaches make popular tourist resorts Tourism can be defined as the act of travel for the purpose of recreation, and the provision of services for this act. ... Retirement is the status of a worker who has stopped working. ...



St. Petersburg, Florida
City flag City logo
City nickname: "Florida's Sunshine City"


Location of the city proper in the state of Florida Flag of the City of St. ... Seal/Logo of St. ... A flag is a piece of cloth flown from a pole or mast, usually intended for signaling or identification. ... Seal on envelope A seal is an impression printed on, embossed upon, or affixed to a document (or any other object) in order to authenticate it, in lieu of or in addition to a signature. ... A nickname is a short, clever, cute, derogatory, or otherwise substitute name for a person or things real name (for example, Nick is short for Nicholas). ... Adapted from Wikipedias FL county maps by Seth Ilys. ... State nickname: Sunshine State Other U.S. States Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Governor Jeb Bush (R) Official languages English Area 170,451 km² (22nd)  - Land 137,374 km²  - Water 30,486 km² (17. ...

Founded 29 February 1892
County Pinellas County
Mayor Rick Baker (R)
Area
 - Total
 - Water

344.7 km² (133.1 mi²)
190.2 km² (73.4 mi²) 55.19%
Population
 - City (2000)
 - Metropolitan
 - Density

248,232
2.6 million
1,607.3/km²
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5
Latitude
Longitude
27°46' N
82°40' W
City of St. Petersburg Official Website

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History

The city was founded by Willie Wanka, formerly of Crazy Town, who purchased the land in 1876 and, with the help of Peter Demens, was instrumental in bringing a railroad connection there in 1888. Saint Petersburg was incorporated on February 29, 1892, when it had a population of only some 300 people. Crazy Town (aka. ... 1876 is a leap year starting on Saturday. ... This is the top-level page of WikiProject trains Rail tracks Rail transport refers to the land transport of passengers and goods along railways or railroads. ... 1888 is a leap year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar). ... February 29 is the 60th day of a leap year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 306 days remaining. ... 1892 was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ...


It was named after the Saint Petersburg in Russia, the birthplace of Peter Demens. A local legend says that John C. Williams and Peter Demens flipped a coin to see who would have the honor of naming the city. Peter Demens won and named the city after his birthplace, while John C. Williams named the first hotel after his birthplace, Detroit. The Detroit Hotel still exists downtown. Saint Petersburg (Russian: Санкт-Петербу́рг, English transliteration: Sankt-Peterburg), colloquially known as Питер (transliterated Piter), formerly known as Leningrad (Ленингра́д, 1924–1991) and Petrograd (Петрогра́д, 1914–1924), is a city located in Northwestern Russia on the delta of the river Neva at the east end of the Gulf of Finland...


Dredging of a deeper shipping channel from 1906 to 1908 opened St. Petersburg to larger shipping. Further dredging improved the port facilities through the 1910s. 1906 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1908 is a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Events and trends Technology Gideon Sundback patents the first modern zipper Harry Brearley invents stainless steel Charles P. Strite invents first pop-up bread toaster Science Einsteins theory of general relativity Max von Laue discovers the diffraction of x-rays by crystals Alfred Wegener puts forward his theory of...


In 1914, airplane service across Tampa Bay from St. Petersburg to Tampa and back was initiated, generally considered the first commercial airline. The company name was the "Airboat Line" and the pilot was Tony Jannus Air service was discontinued in 1924 with the opening of Gandy Bridge, the first across Tampa Bay, which allowed automobile traffic between the two cities. The Tony Janus award is presented annually for prestigious work in the airline industry. 1914 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... Fixed-wing aircraft is a term used to refer to what are more commonly known as aeroplanes in Commonwealth English (excluding Canada) or airplanes in North American English. ... A Boeing 747-400 of Virgin Atlantic Airways, one of the UKs largest airlines. ... Tony Jannus (1889-10/12/1916). ... 1924 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... A small variety of cars, the most popular kind of automobile. ...


Historical population:

1900 1,575
1910 4,127
1920 14,237
1930 40,425
1940 60,812
1950 96,738
1960 181,298
1970 216,159
1980 238,647
1990 240,318
2000 248,232
2002 248,546 (estimate)

Sources: City of St. Petersburg 2000 Demographic Profile and U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division 1900 is a common year starting on Monday. ... 1910 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... 1920 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar) // Events January January 7 - Forces of Russian White admiral Kolchak surrender in Krasnoyarsk. ... 1930 is a common year starting on Wednesday. ... 1940 was a leap year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1950 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1960 was a leap year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1970 was a common year starting on Thursday. ... 1980 is a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... 1990 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2002 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Geography

Saint Petersburg is located at 27°46'56" North, 82°40'3" West (27.782254, -82.667619)1. Shortcut: {{GR|#}} {{Cite:GR|#}} The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 344.7 km² (133.1 mi²). 154.4 km² (59.6 mi²) of it is land and 190.2 km² (73.4 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 55.19% water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... This article is about the unit of measure. ...


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 248,232 people, 109,663 households, and 61,630 families residing in the city. The population density is 1,607.3/km² (4,163.1/mi²). There are 124,618 housing units at an average density of 806.9/km² (2,090.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 71.36% White, 22.36% African American, 0.31% Native American, 2.67% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 1.07% from other races, and 2.17% from two or more races. 4.23% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... Shortcut: {{GR|#}} {{Cite:GR|#}} The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There are 109,663 households out of which 24.0% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.3% are married couples living together, 13.8% have a female householder with no husband present, and 43.8% are non-families. 35.6% of all households are made up of individuals and 13.1% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.20 and the average family size is 2.88. Marriage is a relationship and bond between individuals that plays a key role in the definition of many families. ...


In the city the population is spread out with 21.5% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 30.2% from 25 to 44, 23.1% from 45 to 64, and 17.4% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 39 years. For every 100 females there are 91.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 87.7 males.


The median income for a household in the city is $34,597, and the median income for a family is $43,198. Males have a median income of $30,794 versus $25,860 for females. The per capita income for the city is $21,107. 13.3% of the population and 9.2% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 19.1% of those under the age of 18 and 10.8% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the number of people. ... The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Attractions and points of interest

Downtown waterfront during 2005 Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

Saint Petersburg has a branch of the state university, the University of South Florida St. Petersburg, as well as St. Petersburg College, Eckerd College, and Stetson University College of Law. Download high resolution version (2016x1512, 755 KB)Downtown St. ... Download high resolution version (2016x1512, 755 KB)Downtown St. ... University of South Florida The University of South Florida, or USF, is a public university located in Tampa, Florida, with branch campuses in St. ... St. ... Eckerd College, formerly Florida Presbyterian College, is a private 4-year liberal arts college at the southernmost tip of St. ... Stetson University is a private, co-educational university in DeLand, Florida, United States, with a teacher education center in Celebration, Florida and a law school in St. ...


The city has a Museum of Fine Arts, a History Museum, a Holocaust Museum and the Salvador Dalí Museum, which houses the largest collection of Dalí's work outside of Europe, including a number of famous and large-scale paintings such as The Discovery of America by Christopher Columbus. A museum is typically a non-profit, permanent institution in the service of society and of its development, open to the public, which acquires, conserves, researches, communicates and exhibits, for purposes of study, education enjoyment, the tangible and intangible evidence of people and their environment. ... The Salvador Dalí Museum in St. ... Salvador Dalí as photographed in 1934 by Carl Van Vechten Salvador Felip Jacint Dalí Domènech (May 11, 1904 – January 23, 1989) was an important Catalan-Spanish painter, best known for his surrealist works. ... A satellite composite image of Europe Europe is geologically and geographically a peninsula, forming the westernmost part of Eurasia. ... The Discovery of America by Christopher Columbus is the name of a painting by artist Salvador Dalí, begun in 1958 and finished in 1959. ...


The municipal pier contains a small aquarium open to the public. Frequently docked at the pier is the replica of the HMS Bounty used in the 1962 MGM movie starring Marlon Brando. The Bounty charges a fee for tours, but will soon be leaving the city to be filmed in the sequel to Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean. A 335,000 US gallon (1. ... for other meaning see Mutiny on the Bounty (disambiguation) The mutineers turning Lt Bligh and some of the officers and crew adrift from HMAV Bounty, 29 April 1789 The Mutiny on the Bounty was a historical event in the late 18th century, most widely known through fiction, of an officer... 1962 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... MGM logo Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer or MGM, is a large media company, involved primarily in the production and distribution of cinema and television programs. ... Marlon Brando in A Streetcar Named Desire, photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1948 Marlon Brando, Jr. ... Walt Disney Pictures is a United States-based movie studio, and is a division of The Walt Disney Company. ... Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl is a movie of adventure and romance set in the Caribbean during the seventeenth century. ...


Downtown is the location of the St. Petersburg International Museum; which features traveling exhibitions of various themes. Also downtown is the Baywalk shopping complex, home to a Muvico 20 screen movie theater. North of downtown is the Sunken Gardens site, home to the gardens themselves, the local child-oriented science museum Great Explorations, and a Carraba's restaurant. The Muvico 20-screen theater complex in Ybor City, downtown Tampa, Florida. ... The Sunken Gardens (4 acres) are well-established botanical gardens located at 1825 4th Street N., in the center of St. ...


Sports

St. Petersburg is home to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays Major League Baseball team. Tropicana Field, the home venue of the Devil Rays, played host to the 1998 Final Four. St. Petersburg is also home to the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, the inaugural race was held in April of 2005. The circuit itself is made of downtown streets passing Progress Energy Park, the marina, and a runway in Albert Whitted Airport, and streets are temporarily blocked off for the Indy car race, which is slated to become an annual event. The Tampa Bay Devil Rays are a Major League Baseball team based in St. ... MLB logo Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in the world. ... Tropicana Field is a domed stadium in St. ... 1998 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... Final Four is a sports term that is commonly applied to the last four teams remaining in a playoff tournament. ... Progress Energy Park (Full name Progress Energy Park at Al Lang Field) is a 7,227 seat baseball stadium located on the downtown St. ... Champcar has been the name for the class of cars used in the United States premier open wheel auto racing series for decades. ...


Trivia

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