The Baltimore flag has a black and yellow pattern of the Maryland flag with the seal of the city of Baltimore.
The flag of Baltimore represents the “Battle Monument”, which is also the main seal of the city.
The monument was erected in the former Colonial Court Square along North Calvert Street, between East Lexington Street North to North and East Faith Street South, after the construction of the Second Baltimore-County Court of Justice farther west of Calvert Street in 1805.
Commemoration of the soldiers and officers who defended the city against British ground and naval invasion at Baltimore with the Battle of North Point and the subsequent bombing of McHenry Castle on 12-13-14 September 1814, during the war. Since 1812.
The memorial began with a milestone one year after the attack on September 12, 1815 (later observed each year as Defenders Day, a city/county/state holiday) and was completed seven years later in 1822.
The design was designed by the French immigrant architect Maximilian Godfrey, and five years later, as the main figure with the city registration date of 1797, was placed under the official oval seal of the new city in 1827.
In the twentieth century, the monument also featured a black-and-gold design of the Calvert family neighborhood of Maryland’s Great Seal Shield, along with the U.S. and Maryland flags on all public buildings and many private sites.
The background is in the colors of the Calvert family of black and yellow / gold (sometimes orange) and the design is also seen in the first and fourth quarters of the Maryland flag taken from the Calvert-Crossland family’s shield.
The flag is emblazoned with the following terms (Heraldic description): The hexagonal pulley and the ottoman, bent in reverse, on a boulder, in an urn from the first, show the monument to the Battle of Argentina in Baltimore. Two other designs were submitted for review. Both included the Battle Monument and Calvert Arms.
Respondents to a 2004 poll by the North American Vexillological Association rated the Baltimore flag at 7.46 on a 10-point scale, making it the 18th best American city flag in 150 American city flags.
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About Baltimore City, Maryland
Baltimore is the largest city and cultural center of the state of Maryland in the United States. Baltimore is the 26th largest city in the United States. According to the 2010 census, Baltimore had a population of 620,961 and currently has an estimated population of more than 621,342.
The cities of Baltimore, Towson, and Columbia form the Baltimore metropolitan area. The population of the Baltimore metropolitan area is over 2.7 million. Baltimore is thus the 22nd most populous city in the United States.
Colonization of Baltimore
The Maryland Assembly established a district called Baltimore in 1659. The first resident was David Jones. In the following decades, other people settled in the area.
In 1706, the Port of Baltimore was established near the site of Fort McHenry, where goods were loaded and unloaded. However, the city of Baltimore was formally founded in 1729.
The land was divided and sold, and the settlers built houses. Baltimore grew rapidly. By 1790, Baltimore had a population of over 13,500. It seemed small, but by 18th century standards it was big and important.
In 1810 the population increased to more than 46,000. Meanwhile, in 1796 Baltimore became a city. Then, on September 12-15, 1814, during the War of 1812, British forces attempted to capture Baltimore.
Nineteenth Century Baltimore
During the nineteenth century, Baltimore’s population continued to flourish, reaching more than 169,000 by 1850. Facilities in the city improved. The University of Maryland was founded in 1807 and the Carol Mansion in 1811.
The Washington Monument was built in 1815-1829. Gas Street lighting was introduced in 1817, and in 1859 the first horses began to work. Meanwhile, the Baltimore-Ohio Railroad was founded in 1827. Of course, the railroad made it easy for immigrants to reach Baltimore.
Then in 1861, a civil war broke out. On April 19, 1861, Massachusetts forces were passing through Baltimore when Confederate supporters attacked the forces. In the next riot, 4 soldiers and 12 civilians were killed. After that, Baltimore was occupied by federal forces.
Baltimore flourished in the late 19th century. The port prospered and by 1900 the city’s population had grown to 508,000. Many African Americans immigrated to Baltimore.
Meanwhile, Presbyterian Memorial Brown Church was built in 1870 and Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church in 1872. Baltimore City Hall opened in 1875 and the Enoch Pratt Free Library opened in 1886.
Twentieth Century Baltimore
However, in 1904 Baltimore suffered a catastrophic fire. It began at 11:00 a.m. on February 7, 1904, at the Hurst Building. The wind ignited the flames and the fire spread rapidly. Over the next 30 hours, more than 1,500 buildings were completely destroyed.
However, Baltimore recovered very quickly. The Chamber of Commerce building was built in 1904-05. The Baltimore Museum of Art was founded in 1914.
Baltimore continued to grow during the 1920s. The Bank of America building was built in 1929. The Walters Museum of Art opened in 1934. However, in the 1930s, like in other countries, Baltimore went into recession.
However, Baltimore suffered less than parts of the United States due to its diverse industries. Baltimore flourished again with World War II. The shipbuilders were busy. In 1950, Baltimore’s population reached approximately 950,000 but gradually declined.
Tourism is an important industry in Baltimore today. The B&O Railway Museum opened in 1953. The Babe Ruth Museum opened in 1974 and the Maryland Science Center in 1976.
The Baltimore Museum of Industry was founded in 1977. The National Aquarium opened in 1981 and the Discovery Children’s Museum opened in 1998. Meanwhile, the Baltimore World Trade Center was built in 1977. The William Donald Schaefer Tower opened in 1992.
Twenty-first Century Baltimore
In the 21st century, Baltimore’s population continues to decline. In 2017 it was equal to 611,000. However, tourism flourished. The Irish Railway Workers Museum opened in 2002 and the Reginald F Lewis Museum of African American History and Culture opened in 2005. The National Slavic Museum was established in 2012.
A predominantly industrial city, with an economic base focused on steel processing, transportation, automobile manufacturing (General Assembly of Baltimore General Motors), and transportation, the city enjoyed industrialization with tens of thousands of low-skilled, low-skilled jobs. It cost the residents high wages.
The city now relies on a low-wage service economy, which accounts for 31 percent of the city’s jobs. Around the twentieth century, Baltimore was the leading producer of rye whiskey and straw hats.
It also led to the refining of crude oil brought to the city by pipeline through Pennsylvania.
As of March 2018, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates Baltimore’s unemployment rate at 5.8 percent, while a quarter of Baltimore residents (and 37 percent of Baltimore children) live in poverty.
The closure of a large steel plant in Sparrows Point in 2012 is expected to have a greater impact on employment and the local economy. The 2013 Census Bureau reported that 207,000 workers travel to and from Baltimore daily.
Baltimore city center with 29.1 million square feet of office space is the main economic capital in Baltimore City and the region.
The tech sector is growing rapidly as Baltimore Metro ranks among the top 8 metro areas in the United States for rapid growth and a number of tech professionals in the CBRE Talent Report. Forbes ranked Baltimore as the fourth “new technology hotspot” in the United States.
Historically, a working-class port city, Baltimore is sometimes referred to as the “neighborhood town,” with 72 designated historic districts traditionally occupied by separate ethnic groups.
Today, the three most notable areas in the city center are the port: the inland port, which is visited by tourists because of its hotels, shops, and museums.
Metal Point was once a sailors’ favorite pastime but has now been remodeled (and featured in Sleepless in Seattle). And small Italy, between the other two, where the Italian-American community in Baltimore is located – and where Nancy Pelosi, the speaker of the US House of Representatives, grew up.
Inland, Mount Vernon is the traditional center of the city’s cultural and artistic life. It is a Washington Monument perched on a hill in a 19th-century city square, decades before the more famous Washington DC building.
Baltimore also has a significant German-American population and was the second-largest immigration port to the United States after Ellis Island in New York and New Jersey.
Between 1820 and 1989, approximately 2 million Germans, Poles, English, Irish, Russians, Lithuanians, French, Ukrainians, Czechs, Greeks, and Italians came to Baltimore, most of them between 1861 and 1930. By 1913, when Baltimore had an average of 40,000 immigrants a year, World War I closed the flow of immigrants.
By 1970, Baltimore’s heyday as an immigration center was far from over. There were also Chinese neighborhoods dating back at least to the 1880s that did not make up more than 400 people in China.
A local American-Chinese association is based there, but since 2009 there has been only one Chinese restaurant.
Baltimore is located in northern Maryland on the Patapesco River near where it empties into Chesapeake Bay. It is also located on the fall line between the Piedmont Plateau and the Atlantic coast, which divides Baltimore into “Upper Town” and “Upper Town”.
The city is 480 feet (150 m) above sea level in the harbor at the northwest corner near Pimlico.
According to the 2010 census, the city covers an area of 92.1 square miles (239 square kilometers), of which 80.9 square miles (210 square kilometers) is land and 11.1 square miles (29 square kilometers) is water. The total area is 12.1% water.
Baltimore is almost surrounded by the city of Baltimore but is politically independent of it. It is bordered to the south by the city of Arvandel.