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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
City of Pittsburgh
Clockwise from top: Pittsburgh skyline; Carnegie Mellon University; PNC Park; Duquesne Incline; Cathedral of Learning at the University of Pittsburgh
Flag of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Coat of arms of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Nickname(s): City of Bridges, Steel City,
City of Champions, The 'Burgh
Motto(s): Benigno Numine
Location in Allegheny County and the U.S. state of Pennsylvania.
Location in Allegheny County and the U.S. state ofPennsylvania.
Pittsburgh is located in Pennsylvania
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Location in Pennsylvania
Coordinates: 40°26′23″N 79°58′35″WCoordinates40°26′23″N 79°58′35″W
Country United States of America
State Pennsylvania
County Allegheny
FoundedNovember 27, 1758
Municipal incorporationApril 16, 1771 (Township)
April 22, 1794 (Borough)
March 18, 1816 (City)
Founded byGeorge Washington,
General John Forbes
Named for"The Great Commoner": Prime Minister William Pitt
 • TypeMayor-Council
 • MayorBill Peduto (D)
 • City Council
 • State House
 • State SenateWayne D. Fontana (D)
Jay Costa (D)
Randy Vulakovich (R)
 • U.S. HouseMike Doyle (D)
 • City58.35 sq mi (151.12 km2)
 • Land55.38 sq mi (143.42 km2)
 • Water2.97 sq mi (7.69 km2)  4.8%
 • Metro5,343 sq mi (13,840 km2)
Highest elevation1,370 ft (420 m)
Lowest elevation710 ft (220 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • City305,704
 • Estimate (2016)[3]303,625
 • RankUS: 63rd
 • Density5,482.97/sq mi (2,116.98/km2)
 • Urban1,733,853 (US: 27th)
 • Metro2,360,867 (US: 22nd)
 • CSA2,659,937 (US: 20th)
 • GMP$131.3 billion (23rd)
Demonym(s)Pittsburgher, Yinzer
Time zoneEastern Standard Time(UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST)Eastern Daylight Time(UTC−4)
ZIP Code
33 total ZIP codes:[show]
Area code(s)412724878
FIPS code42-61000
GNIS feature ID1213644
ExpresswaysI-279.svg I-376.svg I-579.svg PA-28.svg PA-65.svg
WaterwaysOhio River,
Monongahela River,
Allegheny River,
Chartiers Creek,
Saw Mill Run,
Becks Run
Street's Run
TransitPort Authority Transit
RailPenn Station
Capitol LimitedPennsylvanian