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Know More about Your City

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  • Pittsburgh is the second largest city in Pennsylvania, and was founded in 1758. 
  • There are 89 neighborhoods in Pittsburgh.  Test your knowledge of Pittsburgh neighborhoods with Click That ‘hood.
  • 305,704 people live in Pittsburgh.
  • There are 446 bridges in Pittsburgh!
  • Pittsburgh can claim the first commercial radio station–KDKA and the first public television station–WQED.
  • The Pittsburgh Pirates played in the very first World Series in 1903 (Pirates lost) and the very first World Series night game in 1971 (Pirates won).
  • Robert Garland, a city councilman, devised the nation’s first Daylight Savings Plan in 1918.  For more Pittsburgh Firsts:  click here.

For more maps of the city see the City of Pittsburgh Online Map Room.  For videos from the 1960′s-1980′s, check out the Historic Pittsburgh Video Collection.

Geographic Information Systems:  Department of City Planning

Geographic Information Systems: Department of City Planning

~Marian

CLP–Mt. Washington

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