Located in southwestern Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh is the second largest city in the state and the 22nd largest urban area in the United States. The population of the city in 2010 was 305,704, while that of the seven-county metropolitan area stood at 2,356,285. Pittsburgh is known as “the City of Bridges”, featuring 446 bridges across Allegheny and Monongahela rivers.
Historically viewed as an industrial giant in the production of steel, iron, aluminum and glass, Pittsburgh has gone through a major renaissance to become a business center, with its economy largely based on healthcare, education, technology, robotics, and financial services.
Pittsburgh is home to eight Fortune 500 companies, including U.S. Steel, PPG Industries and H.J. Heinz. The region is the nation’s center for nuclear engineering and has a diversified and balanced economy that emphasizes technology, world-renowned healthcare and outstanding universities.
In 2010, Pittsburgh was ranked as “America’s Most Livable City” by Forbes. And it is now considered one of the most attractive larger cities in which to live and conduct business. Recently, there has been a resurgence of some of Pittsburgh’s major industrial corporations (such as U.S. Steel, Westinghouse and Consol) as well as growth of many small and midsized companies. Because of this diversified economy, analysts are predicting an incremental population increase in Pittsburgh over the next 20 years, gaining 126,000 residents by 2030.
For more information about Pittsburgh, including the city's history, people, sights, and attractions, please check out the following links:
Pittsburgh.net is Pittsburgh's largest regional online directory featuring an eclectic mix of information as diverse as the city itself. No matter what your interests, you'll find an extensive list of the city's restaurants, museums, theaters, shops, parks and nightspots. You can also use this site to explore Pittsburgh's neighborhoods and ethnic communities, learn interesting Pittsburgh facts, or send free postcards of the city to family and friends.
Pittsburgh Travel Guide on Wikitravel, a project to create a free, complete, up-to-date, and reliable worldwide travel guide.
VisitPittsburgh is the official tourism promotion agency for Allegheny County and the lead tourist promotion agency for the Pittsburgh and its Countryside group. VisitPittsburgh is dedicated to generating convention, trade show and leisure travel business for the Pittsburgh region.
City of Pittsburgh official site.