While there is only one Pittsburgh, there are in fact many Pittsburgs. This is a series investigating how our ‘Burgh stacks up against our similarly named brethren in a number of categories both relevant and arbitrary.

 

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Pittsburgh, PA

484 Pittsburghia

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304,391 residents (U.S. Census 2015 estimate)

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Is the second largest city in Pennsylvania and the heart of the 26th largest metropolitan area in the United States.

Is an asteroid.

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By Batya Stark, via Mark Andrew Holmes.
By Batya Stark, via Mark Andrew Holmes.
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58.3 square miles (151 km²).

32 km in diameter.

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Also known as Steel City, City of Champions, the ‘Burgh.

Also known as 1902 HX.

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County seat of Allegheny County; annexed Allegheny City in 1907.

457 Alleghenia, discovered two years earlier, named for Allegheny City astronomer John Brashear.

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Home to the historic Allegheny Observatory.

Was discovered at the Heidelberg-Königstuhl State Observatory.

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Inhabited by Native Americans as early as 19,000 years ago.

Discovered by Max Wolf in 1902.

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Has two inclines: Monongahela and Duquesne.

Inclination: 12.512º

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Eccentricity: Moderate to high.

Eccentricity: 0.057501

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