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Baltimore is a city in the central part of the state of Maryland. The population is around 640,000 and the MSA has over 2,700,000. Winter temperatures average a low of 29 to a high in the summer of 90 degrees. The tallest building in Baltimore is the Legg Mason Building. Entertainment includes the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Area highways include Interstate 70 (I-70), I-95, I-83, I-395, I-695, and I-895. The primary airport for the area is the Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. Higher Education Institutions include the Johns Hopkins University, the University of Baltimore, Loyola University Maryland, Coppin State University, the College of Notre Dame of Maryland, and Morgan State University. Major league sports teams include the Baltimore Orioles baseball team, the Baltimore Ravens football team (who play at M&T Bank Stadium), and the former Baltimore Colts. The Preakness Stakes, the second part of the Triple Crown is run in the area. The largest employer in the area is John Hopkins University and John Hopkins Hospital. The city was founded in 1729. Bordering communities include Glen Burnie, Towson, and Pikesville. The primary newspaper of the Baltimore area is the Baltimore Sun.

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