Baltimore, Maryland from space • Earth.comBaltimore, Maryland

Last update: May 28th, 2020 at 9:00 pm

Today’s Image of the Day comes thanks to the NASA Earth Observatory and features a look at Baltimore, Maryland from space.

This image was captured by the Operational Land Imager on board the Landsat 8 satellite and showcases Baltimore Harbor and Fort McHenry.

Baltimore (/ˈbɔːltɪmɔːr/ BAWL-tim-or, locally: /ˈbɔːlmər/) is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Maryland, as well as the 30th most populous city in the United States, with a population of 602,495 in 2018 and also the largest such independent city in the country. Baltimore was established by the Constitution of Maryland as an independent city in 1729. Baltimore, Maryland from space showing above in image shows the large spread out city.

As of 2017, the population of the Baltimore metropolitan area was estimated to be just under 2.802 million, making it the 21st largest metropolitan area in the country. Baltimore is located about 40 miles (64 km) northeast of Washington, D.C., making it a principal city in the Washington-Baltimore combined statistical area (CSA), the fourth-largest CSA in the nation, with a calculated 2018 population of 9,797,063. Also Baltimore is a very popular destination city. The city’s Inner Harbor was once the second leading port of entry for immigrants to the United States. In addition, Baltimore was a major manufacturing center.

By Rory Arnold, Earth.com Staff Writer

Source: NASA Earth Observatory

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