Baltimore, Maryland
City of Baltimore
Downtown, Emerson Bromo-Seltzer Tower, Pennsylvania Station, M&T Bank Stadium, Inner Harbor and the National Aquarium in Baltimore, Baltimore City Hall, Washington Monument
Flag of Baltimore, Maryland
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Official seal of Baltimore, Maryland
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Nickname(s): 
Charm City;[1] B'more;[2]
Motto(s): 
"The Greatest City in America",[1] "Get in on it.",[1] "Believe"[3]
Location within Maryland
Location within Maryland
Baltimore is located in Maryland
Baltimore
Baltimore
Location within Maryland
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Coordinates: 39°17′N 76°37′W
Country United States
State Maryland
City Baltimore
Historic colony Province of Maryland
CountyNone (Independent city)
Founded1729
Incorporated1796–1797
Independent city1851
Named forCecil Calvert, 2nd Baron Baltimore (1605–1675)
Government
 • TypeMayor–council
 • BodyBaltimore City Council
 • MayorCatherine Pugh (D)
 • City Council
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Area
 • Independent city92.05 sq mi(238.41 km2)
 • Land80.95 sq mi (209.65 km2)
 • Water11.10 sq mi (28.76 km2)  12.1%
Elevation0–480 ft (0–150 m)
Population 
 • Independent city620,961
 • Estimate 
(2017)[7]
611,648
 • Density7,556.25/sq mi (2,917.48/km2)
 • Urban
2,203,663 (US: 19th)
 • Metro
2,808,175 (US: 20th)
 • CSA
9,764,315 (US: 4th)
 • Demonym
Baltimorean
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP Codes
Zip codes[8][show]
Area codes410, 443, and 667
FIPS code24-04000
GNIS feature ID0597040
WebsiteCity of Baltimore