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Mount Rainier, Maryland

Full nameMount Rainier, Maryland
Official nameMount Rainier, Maryland
Settlement typeCity
CountryUnited States
CountyPrince George's
MayorMalinda Miles
Total Area0.65 sq mi (1.7 km2)
Land Area0.65 sq mi (1.7 km2)
Water Area0 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation79 ft (24.1 m)
Total Population8498 (2000 census)
Density (pop.)5032.8/km2 (13038.46/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneEST (UTC-5)
- Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code20712
Area code301
FIPS code24-54275
GNIS feature ID0597787

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Mount Rainier (c-eniconreɪˈnɪər) is a city in Prince George's County, Maryland, United States. The population was 8,498 at the 2000 census. Bordering Washington, DC, Mount Rainier got its start as a streetcar suburb. (See Washington streetcars.) According to local tradition, surveyors from the Pacific Northwest named the town, giving the streets names such as "Shasta" and "Cascade". Historic U.S. 1 runs through the center of the town and serves as the main street and central business district.

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