Mount Rainier, Maryland

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Mount Rainier (pronounced /reɪˈnɪər/) is a city in Prince George's County, Maryland, United States.[1] 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. [1]

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Mount Rainier is located at 38°56′30″N 76°57′49″W / 38.94167°N 76.96361°W / 38.94167; -76.96361 (38.941594, -76.963696)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.7 km²), all of it land.

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