Westminster MD

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Westminster MD
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Type of Municipality City
Date Established 1764
Area 6.656.65 sqmi <br />6.65 sq_mi <br />6.65 sq.mi <br />17.223 sq.km <br />4,256 Acres <br />
Elevation 764764 ft <br />232.867 m <br />
Population 2012620,126 people <br />
Timezone EST

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Westminster is a city in northern Maryland, United States. A suburb of Baltimore, it is the seat of Carroll County. The city's population was 18,590 at the 2010 census. Westminster is an outlying community within the Baltimore-Towson, MD MSA, which is part of a greater Washington-Baltimore-Northern Virginia, DC-MD-VA-WV CSA.


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Install sensors and an in-home intelligent integration platform to demonstrate telemedicine features in a medically vulnerable group home setting; connected by Software Defined Networking (SDN) to other interested community partners utilizing the Westminster Fiber Network, to create the fundamental operational unit of a truly Smart Community.


The main method of travel to and from Westminster is by road and four primary highways serve the city. The most prominent of these is Maryland Route 140, which follows an east-southeast to west-northwest alignment across the area. To the southeast, MD 140 connects to Baltimore, while northwestward, it passes through Taneytown on its way to Emmitsburg. Maryland Route 97 is the next most important highway serving the city, providing the most direct route southward towards Washington, D.C. Two other primary highways, Maryland Route 27 and Maryland Route 31 provide connections to other towns in the area.

The Owings Mills station of the Baltimore Metro SubwayLink in nearby Owings Mills, Baltimore County, is a 20-minute drive by car from Westminster and provides subway access to downtown Baltimore. Due to longstanding opposition to mass transit from local residents and politicians, there is no inter-county bus or rail transit linking Westminster to nearby suburban communities of Baltimore County. Due to a resolution passed by the Carroll County Board of Commissioners, the Carroll Transit System is prohibited from offering bus services into or out of the county.