Anchorage is a Unified Home Rule Municipality (officially called the Municipality of Anchorage) in the U.S. state of Alaska. It is also a census area. With 260,283 residents according to the 2000 census, Anchorage is the largest city in the state of Alaska, composing more than two-fifths of the state's population. A State of Alaska Demographer in 2004 estimates the population at 277,498. Anchorage was founded in 1915 and named after a place where a ship lies at anchor. It is sometimes referred to as the "Air Crossroads of the World" because of its unique geographical location between the two northern continents. Its official nickname is "The City of Lights and Flowers". Garden writers call Anchorage the "Hanging Basket Capital of the World" when it comes to the city's 100,000 hanging baskets. In downtown Anchorage along the streets and sidewalks are 425 baskets of bright gold triploid marigold drenched with trailing sapphire lobelia. The blue and gold flowers represent the colors of the Municipality of Anchorage flag and the Alaska state flag. The city of Anchorage blooms with vibrant color during the late spring and summer when it comes to flowers. ...more on Wikipedia about "Anchorage, Alaska"
Baltimore is an independent city located in the U.S. state of Maryland. As of 2005, the population was 641,943, up from 636,251 in 2004. The population of the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area, as of 2000, was 7.6 million, up from 6.7 million in 1990. Baltimore is the largest city in Maryland and serves as the states major cultural and industrial center. The city is named after the founding proprietor of the Maryland Colony, Cæcilius Calvert, 2nd Baron Baltimore. Baltimore became the second leading port of entry for immigrants to the United States during the 1800's. The city is a major U.S. seaport, situated closer to major midwestern markets than anyother major seaport on the East Coast. Baltimore is said to have one of the best protected deepwater seaports in the world. ...more on Wikipedia about "Baltimore, Maryland"
Carson City is the capital of the state of Nevada in the United States of America. As of the 2000 census, its population is 52,457. Carson City is now an independent city, not part of any county. ...more on Wikipedia about "Carson City, Nevada"
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