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PA Population - 334,563 (2000 U.S. Census)
Population Metropolitan Pittsburgh - 2,358,695,
22nd largest metropolitan area in the U.S. Area of City
56 sq mi/144 sq km. Area of Allegheny County (largest metro
county in terms of population): 731 sq mi/1,893 sq km.
Area Code - 412
Most suburbs have the area code 724.
Time/Temperature - (412) 391-9500.
Time Zone Eastern Standard Time - five hours
behind Greenwich Mean Time. When it's 8 am in Pittsburgh,
it's 1pm in London and 11 pm in Sydney. Daylight Saving Time
Sales or Use Tax - 6% state sales tax plus a
1% county sales tax on most purchases, excluding items considered
"essential" (such as clothing, groceries, medical
supplies and prescriptions).
Hotel guests are assessed a 7% occupancy tax in Allegheny