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Old 01-07-2009, 01:13 PM
 
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By population only. And that's only because the city of Baltimore is 92 square miles and DC is 68 square miles. If you are interested, San Diego is bigger than both (and a LOT less dense). But that's because SD is 372 square miles. In gauging a city's size, it is important that you look at the entire metropolitan area. DC has more large "planets" (high pop counties) orbiting it, so it is the "star" with the greater magnetic pull. Baltimore is a technically larger star, but it is undoubtedly caught in the orbit of DC.
So? It is the official population count and you must respect it

Baltimore-DC not DC-Baltimore

Its something you can't change unless you get 100,000 + people into DC or annex, which neither city can do.
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Old 01-07-2009, 02:18 PM
 
Location: yeah
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I hate when people try to skew something so concrete is a number. You can't argue with evidence.
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Old 02-19-2009, 05:52 PM
 
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Atlanta-Marietta-Sandy Springs-Decatur
That won't work. Marietta, Sandy Springs, and Decatur are suburbs. Atlanta has no siblings. It is an only child for the region.
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Old 02-19-2009, 07:12 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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St. Louis-St. Charles
Cleveland-Akron
Detroit-Ann Arbor
Philadelphia-Trenton
New York-Newark
Los Angeles-Santa Anna
San Francisco-Oakland
Denver-Boulder
Seattle-Bellevue
New Orleans-Slidell
Houston-Galveston
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Old 02-19-2009, 07:29 PM
 
Location: Southern Minnesota
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Kalamazoo-Battle Creek, MI
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Old 02-19-2009, 07:46 PM
 
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Greenville(SC)-Spartanburg

It wasn't always like this because Spartanburg use to be called a city, but since Greenville sprawled all the way towards that city now it is being called a Suburb of Greenville!!! LOL

Spartanburg (population +38k)
http://image24.webshots.com/665/9/34/88/2765934880101587001KHsCRO_ph.jpg (broken link)
Greenville (population +57,000)


The population is misleading though!!!
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Old 02-19-2009, 08:00 PM
 
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by city population but DC feels alot bigger and is more reconized thats why DC would be before baltimore
I don't know if that statement is true!!! Are you including Arlington when you say D.C. because that's not fair: D.C. has a strict height limit, it's smaller than Baltimore in size (both ways land and population), and it does have a lot of tourist in it's harbor area making it feel even bigger but if your talking about urban population it kicks Baltimore right out of the door. LOL

If you include Arlington on the other hand the amount of land would be 6 sq mi above Baltimore, the population would be around 791,000, the amount of high-rises would be 530 which would be the 3rd highest amount in AMERICA (only behind NYC, Chicago), and Arlington has 5 skylines, so yeah it would surpass Baltimore!!!
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Old 02-19-2009, 08:43 PM
 
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That won't work. Marietta, Sandy Springs, and Decatur are suburbs. Atlanta has no siblings. It is an only child for the region.
I was thinking Atlanta-Athens and/or Atlanta-Macon...
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Old 02-19-2009, 08:45 PM
 
Location: Hell's Kitchen, NYC
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So? It is the official population count and you must respect it

Baltimore-DC not DC-Baltimore

Its something you can't change unless you get 100,000 + people into DC or annex, which neither city can do.
I don't think population is really the point. I think it's funny people choose relevance of city proper population vs. metro population based on whichever one suits their arguments needs. Not that I don't do it. It's just interesting.

In either case, if we're talking about sibling cities. I think most would agree that DC is the big brother/sister in regards to Baltimore.
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Old 02-19-2009, 09:06 PM
 
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^ separate metro wise, yea. But since most of the time they are included in the same metro, it would only make sense the bigger city be named first. Or the city that comes in alphabetical order, in which case bmroe would still be in front. If we were going by importance which most people are going by (who are arguing against me) than yea, DC would Come first. But it doesn't matter i guess. its called the Bal/Wash metro anyway, not the wash/bal metro.
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