Baltimore founded in 1729, is the largest city in the state of Maryland, with a total area of 92.1 square miles. Its population is over 2.7 million people. Since Baltimore, MD isn’t a part of any county in Maryland it is considered the largest independent city in the United States of America. It is located in the north center of Maryland on the Patapsco River.
Based on the 2010 census Baltimore’s population is made up of 29.6% white, 63.7% black, 2.3% Asian, and 0.4% American Indian. Languages that are widespread in Baltimore consist mostly of English, Spanish, and African languages.
This city has the second largest harbor in the Mid Atlantic. In the past this seaport was considered one of the leading ports in manufacturing in the United States of America. Baltimore was known for manufacturing, shipping, transportation, and steel processing. However, now Baltimore is more known as a service city.
Baltimore is now rapidly growing within the service area becoming a home to many tech companies in particular. There is also an increase in the fields of science, engineering, and math which may be due to the many higher education institutes in the area.
Baltimore has been a home companies and institutions that are known around the world like The World Trade Center Baltimore, John Hopkins Hospital, the companies Under Armour, Cordish, Legg Mason, T.Rowe Price as well as nonprofits like Catholic Relief Services and Lutheran Services in America.
This city is also home to many to many famous people like the baseball player Babe Ruth, write Edgar Allan Poe, musician James Blake and Billie Holiday, and actor John Waters.
Since Baltimore is a historic city with different architecture for different eras it is a tourist destination attracting people from all around the states and world.