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nicknames for the city of , Pittsburgh Pennsylvania.
Major nicknames [ edit ]
City of Bridges
Pittsburgh boasts more bridges, owing to its location at the confluence of the
Allegheny, Ohio, and Monongahela, than any other American city or region. Steel City
Pittsburgh and the surrounding area was once one of the largest steel producers in the world, gaining it international renown as such. The
U.S. Steel Tower remains the headquarters for that company. The 'Burgh
Unlike many cities in America that end in burg (including the capital of the state,
Harrisburg), Pittsburgh retains the h at the end of its name, making this quality instantly recognizable. City of Champions
  
Minor nicknames [ edit ]
 Paris of Appalachia
Pittsburgh is the largest metropolitan area in the entire
Appalachian region. Pittsburgh is noted for its turn-of-the-20th-century architecture and its cultural institutions.
412 is the telephone area code for much of
Allegheny County, though it covered much more geographically at the time the name was coined, prior to the introduction of 724. Both 412 and 724 are now part of an overlay complex in which the entire region served by those codes is also covered by 878. The Only City with an Entrance
 Capital of West Virginia
So called because many West Virginians migrate to Pittsburgh.
Comes from the city's Latin motto. It is generally translated as "With the Benevolent Deity"
or "By the Favour of Heaven".   Shittsburgh
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ O'Brien, Jim; Marty Wolfson (1980). Pittsburgh, the story of the city of champions: the '70s—a decade unmatched in the annals of sports. Wolfson Pub. Co. ISBN 978-0-916114-07-7.
^ Scarpaci, Joseph L; Kevin Joseph Patrick (2006). "Chapter 6: Pittsburgh, City of Bridges". . Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh and the Appalachians: cultural and natural resources in a postindustrial age University of Pittsburgh Press. p. 81. ISBN 978-0-8229-4282-5 . Retrieved . February 28, 2010
^ Rossi, Rob (February 14, 2010). "Deadline-day deal? Not likely for Penguins". Pittsburgh Tribune-Review . Retrieved . February 28, 2010
^ Bobkoff, Dan (December 16, 2010). "From Steel To Tech, Pittsburgh Transforms Itself". NPR . Retrieved . December 21, 2010
^ "Præcepti -- Mottoes" . Retrieved . 2006-11-20
^ "Religious Latin Phrases, Latin Quotes on Religion". Latin Phrases Web Site . Retrieved . 2006-11-20