Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C. Research Paper by Master Researcher

Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C.
Report on the metropolitan areas of Pittsburgh and Washington D.C.
# 32814 | 3,650 words | 7 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Oct 25, 2003 in Environmental Studies (Urban Issues) , Geography (General)


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This paper looks at Washington, D.C. and Pittsburgh and provides a description of these places. The paper also examines their patterns of settlement, their population, major economic activities, economic problems and their political structures. The paper includes a table that illustrates a demographic comparison between Pittsburgh and Washington D.C.

From the Paper:

"Washington, D.C., city and district, capital of the United States of America. The city of Washington has the same boundaries as the District of Columbia (D.C.), a federal territory established in 1790 as the site of the new nation's permanent capital. Named after the first U.S. president, George Washington, the city has served since 1800 as the seat of federal government. It is also the heart of a dynamic metropolitan region. During the 20th century, the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area grew rapidly as the responsibilities of national government increased, both at home and throughout the world.
"The city is located at the confluence of the Potomac and Anacostia rivers and is flanked on the north, east, and southeast by Maryland and on the southwest by Virginia. Although the city has retained some aspects of its Southern origin, it has assumed a much more cosmopolitan character. At the same time, the city struggles with social and economic disparity, and a number of its residential neighborhoods suffer from poverty and crime. Washington's climate is hot and humid in the summer and cold and damp in the winter. The average daily temperature range is -3o to 8oC (27o to 46oF) in January and 22o to 31oC (72o to 88oF) in July. The city averages 98 cm (39 in) of precipitation per year."

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