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Baltimore Facts

Baltimore, Maryland has one of the richest histories of all the cities on the east coast of the United States. With its close proximity to Washington D.C., it is frequented by both visitors to and natives of the nation's capital. Baltimore has long played a role in the nation's history, but here are 7 things you don't know about Baltimore, Maryland.

  1. The tallest building in Baltimore is the Legg Mason Building which has 40 floors.

  2. During the 1800s, Baltimore was the second greatest port of entry by immigrants to the USA.

  3. The city of Baltimore is an independent city, meaning that it is not part of any county in Maryland. It was at one time part of Baltimore County that now borders it.

  4. Baltimore was the first city in the nation to implement city-wide 311 service as a non-emergency hotline.

  5. The name Baltimore comes from Lord Baltimore, the founder and proprietor of the colonoy of Maryland. The name "Baltimore" translates from the Irish language as meaning "Town of the Big House".

  6. Baltimore was home to a Canadian Football League team in 1994 and 1995, they originally intended to play under the name of the Baltimore Colts (the beloved NFL Colts had left the city for Indianapolis a decade earlier) but lost the right to do so because of a lawsuit. Instead they played under the name the Baltimore Stallions.

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  8. According to the U.S. Census, Baltimore's peak in population came in 1950 when it had 949,708 people.

    Baltimore has many attractions, both within the city limits and in the surrounding area. Baltimore will continue to be a popular destination for people visiting Maryland and the Washington D.C. area for years to come.

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