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Baltimore is the largest city in Maryland and the 24th largest city in the United States. It is located along the Patapsco River, an arm of the Chesapeake Bay. The city is independent and often referred to as Baltimore City to distinguish it from Baltimore County.
Baltimore had a population of 621,342 as of July 1, 2012. The Baltimore Metropolitan Area has approximately 2.7 million residents in 2010 and is the 20th largest metropolis in the country. Baltimore is the home of several professional sports teams including the Baltimore Orioles and the Baltimore Ravens. Prominent citizens of Baltimore have included writers Edgar Allan Poe and H.L. Mencken, musician James “Eubie” Blake and singer Billie Holiday.
The city of Baltimore is divided into nine geographical regions: Northern, Northwestern, Northeastern, Western, Central, Eastern, Southern, Southwestern, and Southeastern, which are patrolled by the Baltimore Police Department. The BDP has been portrayed in several television shows including The Wire and Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets.
The city is served by Baltimore–Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, generally known as “BWI”. Major roadways serving Baltimore include I-70, I-83 (the Jones Falls Expressway), I-95 (the John F. Kennedy Memorial Highway north of the city), I-395, I-695 (the Baltimore Beltway), I-795 (the Northwest Expressway), I-895 (the Harbor Tunnel Thruway), and I-97. The Maryland Transit Administration also serves the city.
Baltimore Attractions and Colleges
The city is the home to many colleges including Baltimore International College (BIC), Johns Hopkins University (JHU), Loyola University Maryland (LUM), Coppin State University (CSU), Morgan State University (MSU) and the University of Baltimore (UB).
Baltimore is the home to the Maryland Zoo, the Fire Museum of Maryland, Druid Hill Park, Patterson Park, Federal Hill Park, Herring Run Park, the Baltimore’s Farmers’ Market, Billie Holiday Plaza and the Broadway Pier.
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