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
County None (Independent city)
Founded 1729
Incorporated 1796–1797
Independent city 1851
Named for Cecil Calvert, 2nd Baron Baltimore (1605–1675)
Government
 • Type Mayor–council
 • Body Baltimore City Council
 • Mayor Catherine Pugh (D)
 • City Council
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 • Houses of Delegates
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 • State Senate
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Area
 • Independent city 92.05 sq mi(238.41 km2)
 • Land 80.95 sq mi (209.65 km2)
 • Water 11.10 sq mi (28.76 km2)  12.1%
Elevation 0–480 ft (0–150 m)
Population 
 • Independent city 620,961
 • Estimate 
(2017)[7]
611,648
 • Density 7,556.25/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 zone UTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP Codes
Zip codes[8][show]
Area codes 410, 443, and 667
FIPS code 24-04000
GNIS feature ID 0597040
Website City of Baltimore