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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvanie
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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Location in Allegheny Coonty, Pennsylvanie
Location in Allegheny Coonty, Pennsylvanie
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvanie is locatit in the US
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
KintraUnitit States
CommonweelPennsylvanie
CoontyAllegheny
Historic EmpiresPavillon royal de France.svg Flag of Great Britain (1707–1800).svg
Historic ColoniesRoyal Standard of King Louis XIV.svg Flag of Quebec.svg VirginiaColonyArmsRetouch.png Flag of Virginia.svg
Settled1717
FoonditNovember 27, 1758
Municipal incorporationAprile 16, 1771 (Tounship)
Aprile 22, 1794 (Borough)
Mairch 18, 1816 (Ceety)
Foondit biGeorge Washington,
General John Forbes
Named for"The Great Commoner": Prime Meenister William Pitt
Govrenment
 • TeepMayor-Cooncil
 • MayorBill Peduto (D)
 • Ceety Cooncil
 • State Hoose
 • State SenateJim Ferlo (D)
Jay Costa (D)
 • U.S. HouseMike Doyle (D)
Area
 • Ceety151 km2 (58.3 sq mi)
 • Land144 km2 (55.5 sq mi)
 • Water7 km2 (2.8 sq mi)  4.8%
 • Metro
13,840 km2 (5,343 sq mi)
Highest elevation
420 m (1,370 ft)
Lawest elevation
220 m (710 ft)
Population
 • Ceety305,841
 • RankUS: 62nt
 • Density2,140/km2 (5,540/sq mi)
 • Urban
1,733,853 (US: 27t)
 • Metro
2,360,867 (US: 22nt)
 • CSA
2,659,937 (US: 20t)
 • GMP
$131.3 billion (23rd)
Demonym(s)Pittsburgher or Yinzer
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastren Staundart Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (Eastren Daylicht Time)
ZIP Code
Aurie code(s)412, 724, 878
FIPS code42-61000
GNIS feature ID1213644
ExpresswaysI-279.svg I-376.svg I-579.svg PA-28.svg PA-65.svg
WatterwaysOhio River,
Monongahela River,
Allegheny River,
Chartiers Creek,
Saw Mill Run,
Becks Run
TransitPort Authority Transit,
Univ. o Pittsburgh Transit
RailPenn Station
Capitol Limited, Pennsylvanian
WabsteidPittsburghPA.gov

Pittsburgh (pronounced /ˈpɪtsbərɡ/ (deprecatit template)) 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] twa inclined railways, an a pre-revolutionary fortification. Pittsburgh is kent colloquially as "The Ceety o Brigs" an "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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