List of nicknames for Pittsburgh

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This article lists nicknames for the city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Major nicknames[edit]

"The City of Bridges"
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Minor nicknames[edit]

  • Iron City
  • River City[5]
  • Paris of Appalachia[6]
    • 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.
  • The 412
    • 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[7]
  • Capital of West Virginia
    • So called because many West Virginians migrate to Pittsburgh.
  • Benigno Numine
    • Comes from the city's Latin motto. It is generally translated as "With the Benevolent Deity"[8] or "By the Favour of Heaven".[9]
  • Shittsburgh

See also[edit]


  1. ^ 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. 
  2. ^ Scarpaci, Joseph L; Kevin Joseph Patrick (2006). "Chapter 6: Pittsburgh, City of Bridges". Pittsburgh and the Appalachians: cultural and natural resources in a postindustrial age. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press. p. 81. ISBN 978-0-8229-4282-5. Retrieved February 28, 2010. 
  3. ^ Rossi, Rob (February 14, 2010). "Deadline-day deal? Not likely for Penguins". Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Retrieved February 28, 2010. 
  4. ^ Bobkoff, Dan (December 16, 2010). "From Steel To Tech, Pittsburgh Transforms Itself". NPR. Retrieved December 21, 2010. 
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  8. ^ "Præcepti -- Mottoes". Retrieved 2006-11-20. 
  9. ^ "Religious Latin Phrases, Latin Quotes on Religion". Latin Phrases Web Site. Retrieved 2006-11-20.