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The United States of America is a country in North America that extends from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean and shares land borders with Canada and Mexico. The United States is a federal constitutional republic, with its capital in Washington, D.C., District of Columbia.

Altoona is a city in Blair County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is the principal city of the Altoona, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 49,523 at the 2000 census. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 25.3 square kilometers, all land. Wayne Hippo is Altoona's mayor. The other members of Altoona City Council are Matthew Garber, Mark Geis, Bruce Kelley, Ronald Reidell, Joseph Rieker, and William Schirf. Altoona-Blair County Airport is the commercial airport serving Altoona.
The town is home to the Altoona Curve baseball team of the Double A Eastern League, is the Double A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Altoona is served by a career fire department of 65 personnel, the largest career department between Harrisburg and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Altoona is also home to The Pennsylvania State University, Ivyside Park campus, also known as Penn State Altoona. This is one of the larger Penn State Commonwealth Campuses. The college has approximately 3800 Students as of the 2005-06 school year.
The main sections of Altoona are the Dutch Hill area, the Downtown, the Pleasant Valley region, the plank road shopping district, Juniata, Logantown, Fairview, Eldorado, The fifth ward, and the industrial park. Eldorado is the southern section of Altoona, past Logan Boulevard.
In the city the population was spread out with 22.9 percent under the age of 18, 10.9 percent from 18 to 24, 27.3 percent from 25 to 44, 22.0 percent from 45 to 64, and 16.8 percent who were 65 years of age or older.
Altoona is definitely one of the popular tourist attractions in United States worth paying a visit while touring the country. This place leaves a pleasing and unforgettable memory and justifies the proud cultural tradition of United States.

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