Baltimore is the largest city in the U.S. state of Maryland, located about 40 miles northeast of Washington, D.C. Founded in 1729, Baltimore is the second-largest seaport in the Mid-Atlantic. After a decline in manufacturing and a shifted to a service-oriented economy, Johns Hopkins Hospital and Johns Hopkins University are now the city’s top two employers.
Baltimore has more public statues and monuments per capita than any other city in the U.S. and a third of the city’s buildings (over 65,000) are designated as historic in the National Register, which is more than any other U.S. city.
- City: City of Baltimore
- Country: United States
- State: Maryland
- Founded: 1729
- Incorporated: 1796–1797
- Independent city: 1851
- Named for: Cecil Calvert, 2nd Baron Baltimore (1605–1675)
- Population: 2.8 million – Metro
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