The Ohio, Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers meet in Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh is a city located in the western portion of Pennsylvania. As of 2014, its population is approximately 305,841, making it the second largest city in Pennsylvania.Know More
Pittsburgh was founded in 1758 as a frontier fort settlement and incorporated as a city in 1816. The city was named for Sir William Pitt. From 1890-1911 the city was spelled Pittsburg in accordance with rules set by the U.S. Board on Geographic Names. In 1991, it was restored to its original spelling.
Pittsburgh has several nicknames, including "Gateway to the West," "The Steel City" and "City of Bridges." As of 2014, the city has 446 bridges and 300 steel-related businesses.Learn More
Niagara Falls is important because the site generates hydroelectricity. The formation of Niagara Falls is the result of water wearing away at rock formation, a process that began at the end of the Ice Age. During this time, water released from melting ice drained into what is now known as the Niagara River.Full Answer >
Gatun Lake is a manmade lake in Panama that has an 85-foot elevation above sea level. It was the largest artificial lake in the world back in 1913.Full Answer >
There are five Great Lakes. The names of the Great Lakes are Erie, Huron, Michigan, Ontario and Superior. The lakes border the American states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, as well as the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec.Full Answer >
The two bodies of water connected by the Suez Canal are the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea. The Suez Canal is located through a narrow strip of land in the north of Egypt.Full Answer >