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Baltimore is the largest city in the state of Maryland with population of 637,418 in the city and 2.7 million in the entire Baltimore Metropolitan Area. The town of Baltimore was founded in 1729 and is named after Lord Baltimore who, the first Proprietary Governor of the Province of Maryland under British colony. The Port of Baltimore began in 1706 for tobacco trade.

Today the major attraction of Baltimore is in the Inner Harbor area which were actually occupied by empty warehouses in the 1970s. The opening of Baltimore Convention Center in 1979 began series of redevelopment of the area and turn Inner Harbor into the most popular tourist attractions in Baltimore today.

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