Largest city in the state of Maryland
- Baltimore is the largest seaport in the Mid-Atlantic United States.
- The Town of Baltimore was founded on July 30, 1729 and was named after Lord Baltimore, a member of the Irish House of Lords and the founding proprietor of the Maryland Colony.
- The city was the site of the Battle of Baltimore during the War of 1812.
- On February 7, 1904, the Great Baltimore Fire destroyed over 1,500 buildings in 30 hours, leaving more than 70 blocks of the downtown area burned to the ground.
- The Phoenix Shot Tower was the tallest building in the United States until the time of the Civil war.
- The Transamerica Tower with 40 floors is the tallest building in Baltimore followed by the Bank of America Building with 37 floors.
- Some locals refer to their city as "Balamer," dropping the "t".
- The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra is an internationally renowned orchestra, founded in 1916 as a publicly funded municipal organization.
- Sheila Dixon became the first female mayor of Baltimore on January 17, 2007.
- Baltimore's main newspaper is The Baltimore Sun. It was sold by its Baltimore owners in 1986.