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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvanie
Ceety
Ceety o Pittsburgh
Clockwise: Cathedral o Learning at the Varsity o Pittsburgh; Pittsburgh skyline; Carnegie Mellon Varsity; PNC Park; Duquesne Incline

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Coat of arms
Nickname(s): Ceety o Brigs, Steel Ceety,
Ceety o Champions, The 'Burgh
Motto: Benigno Numine
Location in Allegheny Coonty, Pennsylvanie
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvanie is located in United States
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvanie
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvanie
Location in the US
Coordinates: 40°26′30″N 80°00′00″W / 40.44167°N 80.00000°W / 40.44167; -80.00000Coordinates: 40°26′30″N 80°00′00″W / 40.44167°N 80.00000°W / 40.44167; -80.00000
Kintra Unitit States
Commonweel Pennsylvanie
Coonty Allegheny
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Settled 1717
Foondit November 27, 1758
Municipal incorporation Aprile 16, 1771 (Tounship)
Aprile 22, 1794 (Borough)
Mairch 18, 1816 (Ceety)
Founded by George Washington,
General John Forbes
Named for "The Great Commoner": Prime Meenister William Pitt
Government
 • Type Mayor-Cooncil
 • Mayor Bill Peduto (D)
 • Ceety Cooncil
 • State Hoose
 • State Senate Jim Ferlo (D)
Jay Costa (D)
 • U.S. House Mike Doyle (D)
Area
 • Ceety 58.3 sq mi (151 km2)
 • Land 55.5 sq mi (144 km2)
 • Water 2.8 sq mi (7 km2)  4.8%
 • Metro 5,343 sq mi (13,840 km2)
Highest elevation 1,370 ft (420 m)
Lowest elevation 710 ft (220 m)
Population (2013)[1]
 • Ceety 305,841
 • Rank US: 62nt
 • Density 5,540/sq mi (2,140/km2)
 • Urban 1,733,853 (US: 27t)
 • Metro 2,360,867 (US: 22nt)
 • CSA 2,659,937 (US: 20t)
 • GMP $131.3 billion (23rd)
Demonym Pittsburgher or Yinzer
Time zone Eastren Staundart Time (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastren Daylicht Time (UTC−4)
ZIP Code
Area code(s) 412, 724, 878
FIPS code 42-61000
GNIS feature ID 1213644
Expressways I-279.svg I-376.svg I-579.svg PA-28.svg PA-65.svg
Watterways Ohio River,
Monongahela River,
Allegheny River,
Chartiers Creek,
Saw Mill Run,
Becks Run
Transit Port Authority Transit,
Univ. o Pittsburgh Transit
Rail Penn Station
Capitol Limited, Pennsylvanian
Website PittsburghPA.gov

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

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

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