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Columbia, Maryland

Columbia, Maryland
Full nameColumbia, Maryland
Official nameColumbia, Maryland
Settlement typeCDP
CountryUnited States
Total Area27.7 sq mi (71.7 km2)
Land Area27.6 sq mi (71.5 km2)
Water Area0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Elevation407 ft (124.1 m)
Total Population88254 (2000)
Density (pop.)1236/km2 (3202.0/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneEastern (EST) (UTC−5)
- Summer (DST)EDT (UTC−4)
ZIP codes21044-21046
Area code410, 443, 301
FIPS code24-19125
GNIS feature ID0590002

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Columbia is a planned community that consists of ten self-contained villages, and is located southwest of Baltimore in Howard County, Maryland, United States. It began with the idea that a city could enhance its residents' quality of life. Creator and developer James W. Rouse saw the new community in terms of human values, not just in terms of economics and engineering. Opened in 1967, Columbia was designed to not only eliminate the inconveniences of then-current subdivision design, but also eliminate racial, religious, and income segregation.

Today, Columbia has a population of about 97,200 and is the most populous census-designated place in Maryland. By the early 2000s, the town had acquired many of the characteristics of other contemporary U.S. suburbs, such as increasingly large private homes on large parcels and "big box" retail stores accessible mostly by automobile. However, Rouse's ethos remains a strong influence upon the physical and political development of Columbia.

Columbia, Maryland Video

Now available in the iTunes App Store: Note: iPad and Android versions to be released later this summer. Leafsnap is a free electronic field guide for trees. It's available as an app for iPhone that helps you figure out what tree you're looking at. Just snap a photo of a leaf and Leafsnap will analyze the leaf to help you identify it correctly. Leafsnap was developed by researchers from Columbia University, the University of Maryland and the Smithsonian Institution. In addition to leaf-shape recognition, it also has thousands of photos of several species of trees' flowers, fruit, bark and more. Test your knowledge by playing games included within the app or browse/share your collection at any time. Understand your backyard, understand your world... with Leafsnap. A production of Smithsonian Institution Produced by Brian Ireley with Sarah Taylor Starring Vivian Nweze Additional forest footage: Michael Cooper Music: Scott Altham For more info:
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Chris August - leading out at the Newsboys concert in Columbia Maryland on September 17, 2010. This song is hilarious. I don't think it is on any of his albums. Chris said, "It is a terrible song" after he played it for the audience. But everyone loved it at the concert and laughed the entire time. Fun! --" The Tart, The Bitter, The Sour, The Sweet ! "
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1st time "New York City's Killing Me" has ever been performed in public. Merriweather Post Pavillion in Columbia, Maryland (America's #2 ranked small city) Ray LaMontagne & the Pariah Dogs debut concert, from the new album "God Willin' and the Creek Don't Rise" a Cosmic Songcatcher film
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At age 75 less then one year after having a stroke on the hospital table, left side of body being paralyzed, Grandmaster Jhoon Rhee does Speed punch & 100 pushups at Columbia, Maryland school. 410-381-4999.
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Yet another contest entry from yours truly. THIS time I'm persuading the folks at "One Tree Hill" to shoot a video at my hometown of Columbia, Maryland. Oh, and the sponsor is Sunkist.
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Chris Sligh - leading out at the Newsboys concert in Columbia Maryland on September 17, 2010. Awesome song on his new Album "The Anatomy of Broken"
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Marilyn Manson performing the Beautiful people at Merriweather Post Pavillion in Columbia Maryland.
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All Time Low opening and performing Keep the Change, You Filthy Animal at the first stop of the Bamboozle Roadshow in Columbia, Maryland, May 21st, 2010. They were playing in the wrong key for the first three songs, so if it sounds weird, that's why.
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1st time "Repo Man" has ever been performed in public. Merriweather Post Pavillion in Columbia, Maryland (America's #2 ranked small city). Ray LaMontagne & the Pariah Dogs debut concert, from the new album "God Willin' and the Creek Don't Rise" a Cosmic Songcatcher film
6.22 min. | 4.63 user rating
warped tour 2010 in columbia, maryland. mike posner sings "cooler than me"
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Barb Clapp Advertising & Marketing Acquires New Client, LifeSpan Network - PR Newswire (press release) Tweet this news
PR Newswire (press release)--BCAM will provide the LifeSpan Network, based in -Columbia-, -MD-, with public relations services. LifeSpan Network is the largest senior care provider ... - Date : Mon, 08 Nov 2010 10:21:53 GMT+00:00
Fortress International Group, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2010 Financial Results - PR Newswire (press release) Tweet this news
PR Newswire (press release)---COLUMBIA-, -Md-., Nov. 12, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fortress International Group, Inc. (Other OTC: FIGI), a provider of consulting and engineering, ... - Date : Fri, 12 Nov 2010 12:02:12 GMT+00:00
Gateway Overlook in Columbia, MD Sells for $90.05M - Citybizlist Real Estate Tweet this news
Citybizlist Real Estate--General Growth Properties has agreed to sell the Gateway Overlook Shopping Center in -Columbia-, -Maryland- for $90.05 million. Upon closing, General Growth ... - Date : Wed, 10 Nov 2010 14:07:18 GMT+00:00
Clarksville, Ellicott City and Columbia, Maryland Experience a Rise in Local ... - PR Web (press release) Tweet this news
PR Web (press release)--Cities within Howard County, -Maryland- have been ranked #2 in Money magazine's 2010 “Best Places to Live” list. James Habermehl, leading expert in -Columbia-, ... - Date : Mon, 09 Aug 2010 11:26:14 GMT+00:00
Flesh-eating germs were eating nurse Sandy Wilson alive - The Money Times Tweet this news
The Money Times--"It was like something out of a very strange science fiction movie," added her mother, Dottie Howarth of -Columbia-, -Md-., also a nurse. ... - Date : Mon, 09 Aug 2010 13:32:30 GMT+00:00
W. R. Grace & Co - SWOT Analysis - New Company Profile Published - OfficialWire (press release) Tweet this news
OfficialWire (press release)--It is headquartered in -Columbia-, -Maryland- and employs about 6500 people. The company recorded revenues of $2825 million during the financial year ended ... - Date : Mon, 09 Aug 2010 12:49:15 GMT+00:00
Higher rates, usage boost profits for Delmarva parent - The News Journal Tweet this news
The News Journal--Pepco Holdings now has 1.9 million customers in Delaware, the District of -Columbia-, -Maryland-, and New Jersey. Also during the quarter, Pepco Holdings' ... - Date : Sat, 07 Aug 2010 07:53:43 GMT+00:00
Sheraton Columbia Town Center Hotel is First Sheraton Hotel in Maryland to ... - Hotel Interactive, Inc. Tweet this news
Hotel Interactive, Inc.--Travelers to -Columbia-, -Maryland- can breathe a little easier, knowing the Sheraton Columbia Town Center Hotel has become the first Sheraton hotel in the ... - Date : Tue, 27 Jul 2010 15:58:22 GMT+00:00
Columbia MD Diversity Not Reflected in Leadership - Politic365 (blog) Tweet this news
Politic365 (blog)--Residents of a suburban -Maryland- community designed for racial diversity wonder why just 11 percent of the town's government is nonwhite when 35 percent of ... - Date : Wed, 07 Jul 2010 19:05:25 GMT+00:00
Lazy Hallow Apartments in Columbia Gets $6.33M Second Mortgage - Citybizlist Real Estate Tweet this news
Citybizlist Real Estate--The Partnership that owns Lazy Hollow Apartments, a 178-unit apartment complex located in -Columbia-, -Maryland-, has obtained a second mortgage loan in the ... - Date : Wed, 07 Jul 2010 23:53:14 GMT+00:00

Columbia, Maryland

FoundersJames Rouse
EducationHoward Community College * Howard County Public School System
Historic SitesDorsey Hall * Woodlawn
Public PlacesLake Elkhorn * Lake Kittamaqundi * Merriweather Post Pavilion * The Mall in Columbia * Wilde Lake
VillagesDorsey's Search * Harper's Choice * Hickory Ridge * King's Contrivance * Long Reach * Oakland Mills * Owen Brown * River Hill * Town Center * Wilde Lake

Municipalities and communities of Howard County, Maryland

County seat: Ellicott City
CDPsColumbia * Elkridge * Ellicott City * Jessup � * North Laurel * Savage-Guilford
Annapolis Junction * Benson * Clarksville * Cooksville * Daniels * Dayton * Dorsey * Fulton * Glenelg * Glenwood * Granite * Hanover * Henryton Heights * Highland * Hopewell * Ilchester * Linwood * Lisbon * Marriottsville * Scaggsville * Simpsonville * West Friendship * Woodbine * Woodstock
Footnotes�This populated place also has portions in an adjacent county or counties

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