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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Skyline of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Official seal of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Flag Seal
Nickname: "City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Quaker City"
Motto: "Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue)"
Location in Pennsylvania
Coordinates: 39°57′12″N, 75°10′12″W
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Philadelphia
Founded October 27, 1682
Incorporated October 25, 1701
Mayor John F. Street (D)
Area  
 - City 369.4 km²  (142.6 sq mi)
 - Land 349.9 km²  (135.1 sq mi)
 - Water 19.6 km² (7.6 sq mi)
 - Urban 4,660.7 km² (1,799.5 sq mi)
 - Metro 11,989 km² (4,629 sq mi)
Elevation 12 m  (39 ft)
Population  
 - City (2005) 1,463,281
 - Density 4,201.8/km² (10,882.8/sq mi)
 - Urban 5,325,000
 - Metro 5,823,233
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Website: http://www.phila.gov

Philadelphia, colloquially referred to as Philly, and known as The City of Brotherly Love (from Greek: Φιλαδέλφεια, /fi.la.ˈdɛl.fɛj.a/, "brotherly love" from philos "loving" and adelphos "brother") is the fifth most populous city in the United States and the largest in population and area in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (2500x1900, 5358 KB) Other versions Originally from en. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Philadelphia,_Pennsylvania. ... Seal of Philadelphia This is a copyrighted and/or trademarked logo. ... 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Official language(s) None Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 160 miles (255 km)  - Length 280 miles (455 km)  - % water 2. ...


The population of the city (at the 2000 census) was 1,517,550. According to the 2005 U.S. Census estimates, the city had a population of 1,463,281. [1] Philadelphia is the second-largest city on the U.S. East Coast (after New York City), and a major commercial, education, and cultural center for the nation. The two cities are only around 80 miles apart from their downtowns (around 46 miles from their closest points), amongst the closest distances between two cities of over 1,000,000 population in the world. In 2000, censuses were conducted in United States: The 22nd federal United States 2000 Census Costa Rica: The 9th Costa Rican Census of population. ... The U.S. Census is mandated by the United States Constitution. ... Nickname: Big Apple Location in the state of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York Boroughs Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Area    - City 1,214. ...


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Philadelphia is one of the oldest and most historically significant cities in the United States. During part of the 18th century, the city was the second capital and most populous city of the United States, and the second largest English speaking city in the world after London. At that time, it eclipsed Boston and New York City in political and social importance, with Benjamin Franklin playing an extraordinary role in Philadelphia's rise. (17th century - 18th century - 19th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 18th century refers to the century that lasted from 1701 through 1800. ... In politics, a capital (also called capital city or political capital — although the latter phrase has an alternative meaning based on an alternative sense of capital) is the principal city or town associated with its government. ... London (pronounced ) is the capital city of England and of the United Kingdom. ... Nickname: City on a Hill, Beantown, The Hub of the Universe (The State House, according to Oliver Wendell Holmes, is the hub of the Solar System), Athens of America Location in Massachusetts Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas Menino (D) Area    - City 232. ... Nickname: Big Apple Location in the state of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York Boroughs Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Area    - City 1,214. ... Benjamin Franklin (January 17 [O.S. January 6] 1706 – April 17, 1790) was one of the most well known Founding Fathers of the United States. ...

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History

Before Europeans arrived, the Delaware (Lenape) Indian town of Shackamaxon was located where Philadelphia now stands, specifically the Germantown neighborhood. Although the area lay within the bounds described in the 1632 Charter of Maryland, the Calvert family's influence never reached this far north, and the first European settlers were mostly Swedes (see New Sweden), who called it Wiccacoa. A congregation was formed in 1646 on Tinicum Island by Swedish missionary Johannes Campanius; in 1700, the group built Gloria Dei Church, also known as Old Swedes'. The Lenape or Lenni-Lenape (later named Delaware Indians by Europeans) were, in the 1600s, loosely organized bands of Native American people practicing small-scale agriculture to augment a largely mobile hunter-gatherer society in the region around the Delaware River, the lower Hudson River, and western Long Island Sound. ... Shackamaxon was a village inhabited by Delaware (Lenape) Indians, located in what are now the borders of the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... Germantown was originally the Borough of Germantown, a town in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania and is today primarily a neighborhood in Philadelphia, about six miles northwest from the center of the city. ... See also: 1632 (novel) Events February 22 - Galileos Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems is published July 23 - 300 colonists for New France depart Dieppe November 8 - Wladyslaw IV Waza elected king of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth after Zygmunt III Waza death November 16 - Battle of Lützen... Official language(s) None (English, de-facto) Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Area  Ranked 42nd  - Total 12,417 sq mi (32,160 km²)  - Width 90 miles (145 km)  - Length 249 miles (400 km)  - % water 21  - Latitude 37°53N to 39°43N  - Longitude 75°4W to 79°33... The Lord Baltimore. ... New Sweden, or Nya Sverige, was a small Swedish settlement along the Delaware River on the Mid-Atlantic coast of North America. ... // Events The Westminster Confession of Faith Ongoing events Wars of the Three Kingdoms, including the English Civil War (1642-1649) Births February 4 - Hans Erasmus Aßmann, Freiherr von Abschatz, German statesman and poet (d. ... Events January 1 - Russia accepts Julian calendar. ...


Philadelphia is a planned city, founded and developed in 1682 by William Penn, a Quaker. The city's name means "brotherly love" in Greek (Φιλαδέλφια). Penn hoped that the city, as the capital of his new colony founded on principles of freedom and religious tolerance, would be a model of this philosophy. During early immigration by Quakers and others, immigrants who purchased land in the city also received farmland outside the city; this was intended to allow the population to leave the city easily. Penn also mandated the construction of alleyways and open spaces, in the hope of controlling fires and disease, which were then common problems in London and other major cities. A New town or planned community or planned city is a city, town, or community that was designed from scratch, and grew up more or less following the plan. ... Events March 11 – Chelsea hospital for soldiers is founded in England May 6 - Louis XIV of France moves his court to Versailles. ... William Penn William Penn (October 14, 1644–July 30, 1718) founded the Province of Pennsylvania, the British North American colony that became the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... The Religious Society of Friends, commonly known as Quakers, or Friends, is a religious community founded in England in the 17th century. ... The Province of Pennsylvania, better known to Americans as Pennsylvania Colony, was a North American colony granted to William Penn in 1681 by King Charles II of England. ... London (pronounced ) is the capital city of England and of the United Kingdom. ...

Independence Hall, 18th Century
Independence Hall, 18th Century

Philadelphia was a major center of the independence movement during the American Revolutionary War. The Declaration of Independence and US Constitution were drafted here and signed in the city's Independence Hall. Tun Tavern in the city is traditionally regarded as the location where, in 1775, the United States Marine Corps was founded. in the public domain. ... in the public domain. ... Combatants American Revolutionaries France The Netherlands Spain American Indians Great Britain German mercenaries Loyalists American Indians Canadian Indians Commanders George Washington Nathanael Greene Comte de Rochambeau Bernardo de Gálvez William Howe Henry Clinton Charles Cornwallis (more commanders) The American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), also known as the American War... A declaration of independence is a proclamation of the independence of an aspiring state or states. ... Page I of the Constitution of the United States of America Page II of the United States Constitution Page III of the United States Constitution Page IV of the United States Constitution The Constitution of the United States is the supreme law of the United States of America and is... Exterior view of Independence Hall (circa 1770s). ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... This article is becoming very long. ...


During the American Revolutionary War Philadelphia's population was split between Loyalists and Patriots. When the British Army took the city in 1777 many people lined the streets and sang 'God Save the King'. Upon the retaking of the city for the American cause in 1778 it was the turn of the Patriot population to line the streets in celebration, especially as the population had suffered through a bitter winter with many of the provisions going to the British Army. The subsequent harsh treatment of the Loyalists who had not fled the city was further suffering for Philadelphians. Combatants American Revolutionaries France The Netherlands Spain American Indians Great Britain German mercenaries Loyalists American Indians Canadian Indians Commanders George Washington Nathanael Greene Comte de Rochambeau Bernardo de Gálvez William Howe Henry Clinton Charles Cornwallis (more commanders) The American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), also known as the American War... For the township in Canada, see Loyalist, Ontario In general, a loyalist is an individual who is loyal to the powers that be. ... Meanings of Patriot: Patriotism The Patriot, movie The MIM-104 Patriot missile system a code word used by Nazis to signify Nazi The United States Patriot Act In the American Revolutionary War, those who supported the American cause, were called Patriots. ... Combatants United States Great Britain Commanders George Washington William Howe Henry Clinton The Philadelphia campaign (1777–1778) was a British initiative in the American Revolutionary War. ...


For a time in the 18th century, Philadelphia was the largest city in the Americas north of Mexico City, and the fourth largest under the rule of the British crown (after London, Bristol, and Dublin). (17th century - 18th century - 19th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 18th century refers to the century that lasted from 1701 through 1800. ... World map showing the Americas The Americas are the lands of the Western hemisphere historically considered to consist of the continents of North America and South America with their associated islands and regions. ... Mexico City (Spanish: Ciudad de México, México D.F. or simply México, pronounced IPA: ) is the capital city of the nation of Mexico. ... London (pronounced ) is the capital city of England and of the United Kingdom. ... Bristol (IPA: ) is a city, unitary authority and ceremonial county in South West England, 115 miles (185 km) west of London and located at With a population of 400,000, and metropolitan area of 550,000, it is Englands sixth, and the United Kingdoms ninth, most populous city... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 53. ...


In 1790, as the result of a compromise between a number of Southern congressmen and Alexander Hamilton, then Secretary of the Treasury, the seat of the United States Government was moved from Federal Hall in New York to Congress Hall in Philadelphia, before assuming its current site in Washington, DC. In exchange for locating a permanent capital on the banks of the Potomac, the congressmen agreed to support Hamilton's financial proposals. Philadelphia served as capital for a decade, until 1800, when the Capitol building in the new federal city of Washington, DC was opened. 1790 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Alexander Hamilton (January 11, 1755 or 1757 – July 12, 1804) was an American politician, leading statesman, financier, intellectual, military officer, and founder of the Federalist Party. ... John W. Snow, the current Secretary of the Treasury. ... This law-related article does not cite its references or sources. ... J.Q.A. Wards statue of George Washington in front of Federal Hall, on the site where Washington was inaugurated as the first U.S. President Federal Hall, once located at 26 Wall Street in New York City, was the first capitol building of the United States. ... Midtown Manhattan, looking north from the Empire State Building, 2005 New York City (officially named the City of New York) is the most populous city in the state of New York and the entire United States. ... Exterior view of Independence Hall (circa 1770s). ... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United... The Potomac River flows into the Chesapeake Bay, located along the mid-Atlantic coast of the United States (USA). ... 1800 (MDCCC) was an common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... The United States Capitol Capitol Hill redirects here. ... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United...


The city limits have been coterminous with Philadelphia County since The Act of Consolidation, 1854. Until then, the city consisted only of the area bounded by South and Vine Streets and the Delaware and Schuylkill Rivers. The expansion incorporated present-day West Philadelphia, South Philadelphia, North Philadelphia, and Northeast Philadelphia, as well as Germantown and many smaller communities. This article refers to the largest city of Pennsylvania. ... The Act of Consolidation, passed on February 2, 1854, in the City of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in the United States consolidated all remaining townships, districts, and boroughs within the County of Philadelphia, disolving their govermental structures and bringing all municipal authority within the County under the auspices of the City government. ... South Street during the daytime, looking west. ... The Delaware River is a river on the Atlantic coast of the United States. ... The Schuylkill River, pronounced SKOO-kull (IPA: ), is a river in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... West Philadelphia is a region of the City of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on the western side of the Schuylkill River to the city line, centrally located and stretching north and south of Market Street, but not including areas south of Baltimore Ave, which is a part of Southwestern Philadelphia. ... South Philadelphia district, highlighted on map of Philadelphia County. ... Map of Philadelphia County with North Philadelphia highlighted. ... Map of Philadelphia County with Northeast Highlighted. ... Germantown was originally the Borough of Germantown, a town in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania and is today primarily a neighborhood in Philadelphia, about six miles northwest from the center of the city. ...

1888 German map of Philadelphia. The two most noticeable streets are Broad (north-south) and Market (east-west). Two rivers, for a time, bounded the city: to the west, the Schuylkill, and to the east, the Delaware, separating Pennsylvania from New Jersey.
1888 German map of Philadelphia. The two most noticeable streets are Broad (north-south) and Market (east-west). Two rivers, for a time, bounded the city: to the west, the Schuylkill, and to the east, the Delaware, separating Pennsylvania from New Jersey.

An early railroad center, Philadelphia was the original home of the Baldwin Locomotive Works, the world's largest builder of steam locomotives (which eventually relocated to nearby Eddystone, Pennsylvania). The Pennsylvania Railroad, once America's largest railroad by revenue and traffic volume and at one time the largest public corporation in the world, was headquartered in the city, as was its merger successor, the Penn Central, and in turn its freight railroad successor, Conrail. 1888 German Map of Philadelphia, from the German Wikipedia This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... 1888 German Map of Philadelphia, from the German Wikipedia This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... Official language(s) None Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 160 miles (255 km)  - Length 280 miles (455 km)  - % water 2. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Baldwin Locomotive Works builders plate, 1922 The Baldwin Locomotive Works was an American builder of railroad locomotives. ... Eddystone is a borough located in Delaware County, Pennsylvania. ... 1893 map The Pennsylvania Railroad (AAR reporting mark PRR) was an American railroad that was founded in 1846 and merged in 1968 into Penn Central Transportation. ... The Penn Central Transportation Company, normally called Penn Central, was an American railroad company, headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and formed by the merger on February 1, 1968 of the Pennsylvania Railroad and the New York Central Railroad; the New Haven was added to the merger at the insistence of the... Conrail 6114, a GE Dash 8-40CW, leads a train westbound out of Altoona, Pennsylvania. ...


In 1876 Philadelphia hosted the World's Fair, known as the Centennial Exposition. Memorial Hall and the expansive mall in front of it are remnants of this fair. 1876 (MDCCCLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... A Worlds Fair is any of various large expositions held since the mid-19th century. ... The Centennial International Exhibition of 1876, the first official worlds fair in the United States, was held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. ...


In 1926, the city held the Sesquicentennial Exposition to celebrate the nation's 150th birthday. 1926 (MCMXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Sesqui-Centennial International Exposition of 1926 was a worlds fair hosted in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, and the 50th anniversary of the 1876 Centennial Exposition. ...


In 1976, Philadelphia was one of the participating cities in the United States Bicentennial observances that took place nationwide. 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... The United States Bicentennial was celebrated on Sunday, July 4, 1976, the 200th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. ...


In 1985 Philadelphia police bombed the Cobb's Creek section of West Philadelphia in order to combat a radical group known as MOVE. City officials allowed the fire to burn until it had consumed 62 area homes and left 11 dead. 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... MOVE is an organization formed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1972 by John Africa (Vincent Leaphart) and Donald Glassey. ...

Center City Philadelphia panorama, from 1913.
Center City Philadelphia panorama, from 1913.

Download high resolution version (2306x420, 375 KB)Philadelphia - 1913 panorama Source: [1] File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Download high resolution version (2306x420, 375 KB)Philadelphia - 1913 panorama Source: [1] File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... A panorama of the tip of Point Barrow, Alaska. ... 1913 (MCMXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ...

Geography

A simulated-color satellite image of Philadelphia taken on NASA's Landsat 7 satellite. The Delaware River is visible in this shot.
A simulated-color satellite image of Philadelphia taken on NASA's Landsat 7 satellite. The Delaware River is visible in this shot.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 369.4 km² (142.6 mi²). 349.9 km² (135.1 mi²) of it is land and 19.6 km² (7.6 mi²) of it (5.29%) is water. Bodies of water include the Delaware River, Schuylkill River, Cobbs Creek, Wissahickon Creek, and Pennypack Creek. Download high resolution version (1000x1000, 318 KB)Large LANDSAT of Philadelphia File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Download high resolution version (1000x1000, 318 KB)Large LANDSAT of Philadelphia File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... NASA logo Listen to this article · (info) This audio file was created from an article revision dated 2005-09-01, and does not reflect subsequent edits to the article. ... Landsat 7 is the latest satellite of the Landsat program. ... The Delaware River is a river on the Atlantic coast of the United States. ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, 1,609. ... The Delaware River is a river on the Atlantic coast of the United States. ... The Schuylkill River, pronounced SKOO-kull (IPA: ), is a river in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... Cobbs Creek is a creek that flows from Delaware County, Pennsylvania. ... Wissahickon Creek is a stream in southeastern Pennsylvania. ... Independence Hall, as it appears today. ...


The lowest point in the city lies 10 feet above sea level near Fort Mifflin in Southwest Philadelphia at the convergence of the Delaware and Schuylkill Rivers. The highest point is in Chestnut Hill, at 432 feet above sea level, near Evergreen Place, just north and west of Evergreen Avenue. Fort Mifflin is located in the southern portion of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, near the Philadelphia Airport. ... Southwest Philadelphia is a section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. ... Chestnut Hill is a neighborhood in the northwestern corner of Philadelphia. ...


The counties adjacent to Philadelphia are Montgomery County to the north; Bucks County to the northeast; Burlington County, New Jersey to the east; Camden County, New Jersey to the southeast; Gloucester County, New Jersey to the south; and Delaware County to the west. Montgomery County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... Bucks County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... Location in the state of New Jersey Formed 1694 Seat Mount Holly Area  - Total  - Water 2,122 km² (819 mi²) 38 km² (15 mi²) 1. ... Camden County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... Gloucester County is a county located in the state of New Jersey. ... Delaware County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ...


Climate

Philadelphia's climate is scarcely humid subtropical. The summer is hot and muggy, fall and spring are mild, and winter is cold. Precipitation is almost uniformly distributed throughout the year. Humid subtropical climates are characterized by warm to hot summers and cool winters. ...


January lows average 25 °F (-4 °C) and highs average 39 °F (4 °C). The lowest officially recorded temperature was -11 °F (-24 °C) on February 9, 1934, but temperatures below 14 °F are not common. July lows average 70 °F (21 °C) and highs average 86° F (30 °C), although heat waves see highs above 95 °F (35 °C) with the heat index running as high as 110 °F (43 °C). The highest temperature on record was 106 °F (41 °C) on August 7, 1918. Early fall and late winter are generally driest, with February being the driest month with only 2.74 in (69.8 mm) of average precipitation. February 9 is the 40th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... August 7 is the 219th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (220th in leap years), with 146 days remaining. ... 1918 (MCMXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar. ...


Snowfall is variable, with some winters bringing light snow and others bringing many significant snowstorms. It is common for the heavier snowfall to occur north and west of the city, where the climate is continental. Rainfall is generally spread throughout the year, with eight to eleven wet days per month[2], at an average annual rate of 42 in (1068 mm). Compass rose with north highlighted and at top North is one of the four cardinal directions, specifically the direction that, in Western culture, is treated as the primary direction: north is used (explicitly or implicitly) to define all other directions; the (visual) top edges of maps usually correspond to the... A compass rose with west highlighted This article refers to the cardinal direction; for other uses see West (disambiguation). ... The humid continental climate is found over large areas of land masses in the temperate regions of the mid latitudes where there is a zone of conflict between polar and tropical air masses. ...


Cityscape

8th and Market Street, showing the Strawbridge and Clothier department store, 1910s.
8th and Market Street, showing the Strawbridge and Clothier department store, 1910s.

Penn's surveyor, Thomas Holme, laid out the city in a strict grid, with streets running either north-south or east-west. The north-south streets are numbered in ascending order from Front (instead of First), along the Delaware River, with the main north-south thoroughfare, Broad Street (instead of 14th) running midway between the two rivers. The east-west streets, many of them named for trees, e.g., Chestnut, Walnut, Locust, and Spruce parallel the main thoroughfare named High Street by Penn, but called Market Street since at least the early 18th century. Six blocks south of Market is South Street, the original southern boundary of the city. Vine Street, three blocks north of Market, was the original northern boundary. Philadelphia, 8th & Market Streets, 1910s, from postcard This image is in the public domain in the United States and possibly other jurisdictions. ... Philadelphia, 8th & Market Streets, 1910s, from postcard This image is in the public domain in the United States and possibly other jurisdictions. ... Strawbridge and Clothier is a department store found in the northeastern United States with stores in Delaware, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. ... Thomas Holme (1624-1695) was the first Surveyor General of Pennsylvania. ... A simple grid plan road map (Windermere, Florida). ... The Delaware River is a river on the Atlantic coast of the United States. ... Broad Street is a major street in Philadelphia. ... Species - Bush Chinkapin* - Japanese Chestnut - American Chestnut - Henrys Chestnut - Chinese Chestnut - Ozark Chinkapin - Alleghany Chinkapin - Sweet Chestnut - Seguins Chestnut * treated as a synonym of by many authors Chestnuts (Castanea), including the chinkapins, are a genus of eight or nine species of trees and shrubs in the beech family... Species See text The walnuts (genus Juglans) are plants in the walnut family Juglandaceae. ... Desert locust Nymph of Locust Schistocera americana with distinct wing-rudiments Desert Locust Schistocerca gregaria Locust from the 1915 Locust Plague For other uses, see Locust (disambiguation). ... Species About 35; see text. ... South Street during the daytime, looking west. ...

5th and Market Street, today. Visible in this photo are the studios of KYW-TV (left) and the Bourse building.
5th and Market Street, today. Visible in this photo are the studios of KYW-TV (left) and the Bourse building.

Holme also planned five public parks, one at the intersection of High and Broad Streets in the very center of the city, now occupied by City Hall, and four others surrounding it now called Washington Square, Rittenhouse Square, Logan Square and Franklin Square. The eastern edge of Rittenhouse Square is on 18th St., four blocks west of City Hall, while the western edge of Washington Square is between 7th and 8th, about six and a half blocks east of City Hall. Both are the same distance south of City Hall. Both Logan Square and Franklin Square are located the same distances east and west of City Hall as Washington and Rittenhouse and two to three blocks north of Market Street, reflecting the southern squares. Fairmount Park is one of the largest municipal public parks in the world, at over 9,100 acres (37 km²). This figure includes all parkland within the city limits, as all 65 city parks are considered part of Fairmount Park and overseen by the Fairmount Park Commission, but the park proper, which runs north/south through the city, does occupy nearly half that area, at over 4,100 acres (17 km²) on both banks of the Schuylkill River and Wissahickon Creek. Download high resolution version (2272x1704, 1775 KB)Market Street Philadelphia Pa File links The following pages link to this file: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania ... Download high resolution version (2272x1704, 1775 KB)Market Street Philadelphia Pa File links The following pages link to this file: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania ... KYW-TV CBS3 is the CBS owned-and-operated television station in Philadelphia. ... Philadelphia City Hall is the seat of government for Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... CAN YOU BELIEVE THEY ONLY HAVE ONE PICTURE THAT WORKS JO JO!?!? Washington Square, originally designated in 1682 as Southeast Square, is an open-space park in Center City Philadelphias Southeast quadrant and one of the five original planned squares laid out on the city grid by William Penn. ... A springtime scene in the center of Rittenhouse Square, 2006. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Logan Circle, Philadelphia. ... Franklin Square Franklin Square is one of the five original open-space parks planned by William Penn during the late 17th century in central Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Originally called Northeast Square, Franklin Square was named after Benjamin Franklin a Philadelphia citizen, one of the most prominent Founding Fathers of the United... Fairmount Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is one of the largest municipal public parks in the world, at over 9,100 acres (37 km²). This figure includes all parkland within the city limits, as all 65 city parks are considered part of Fairmount Park and overseen by the Fairmount Park Commission... The Schuylkill River, pronounced SKOO-kull (IPA: ), is a river in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... Wissahickon Creek is a stream in southeastern Pennsylvania. ...


The post-World War II era would see further changes. Under the leadership of Edmund N. Bacon, the Philadelphia City Planning Commission organized a master plan for the city, creating a variety of special planning, redevelopment, development districts and areas to coordinate their efforts. Projects that were headed by the new master plan were major redevelopment of Center City, including the Penn Center Area (replacing an immense, elevated railroad connector, locally known as the "Chinese Wall," located north of Market and West of Broad), Market East and Penn's Landing; new development and expansion in University City (focused mainly on the University of Pennsylvania); as well as the opening up of development on the fringes of the city, the Far Northeast and South Philadelphia Sports Complex. One of his enduring innovations is a group of small, semi-enclosed parks in the Society Hill residential area, connected by brick footpaths. This article is becoming very long. ... TIME Magazine November 6, 1964 Edmund N. Bacon (May 2, 1910 – October 14, 2005) is a noted Urban Planner whose visions shaped todays Philadelphia, the city in which he was born. ... University City is a district of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... The University of Pennsylvania (Penn is the moniker used by the university itself [2]) is a private, nonsectarian research university located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ...


Bacon's efforts would also see changes in the transportation of the city, with the inclusion of the Center City Rail Connector, Vine Street Expressway, Delaware Expressway, and improvements to the Schuylkill Expressway. Many of Bacon's ideas, though not entirely as he had envisioned, can be seen today, with the basis of his master plan still influencing development in the city. Interstate 676 is an interstate highway that serves as a major thoroughfare through Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Camden, New Jersey. ... The Schuylkill Expressway (I-76) runs along the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia. ...


Buildings and architecture

Philadelphia's architectural history dates back to Colonial times and has included a wide range of styles, sometimes showcased within a range of several blocks. Most of the city's historic landmarks are in Old City and the Historical District in the Society Hill neighborhood east of Center City, including Independence National Historical Park, home of Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell. The buildings and architecture of Philadelphia combine historic and modern styles that reflect the changing city. ... For other American colonies, see European colonization of the Americas or British colonization of the Americas. ... The term National landmark may refer to one of two programs of the United States government: National Historic Landmark National Natural Landmark Also see: Listed building (United Kingdom equivalent) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Old City is a neighborhood in Center City, Philadelphia located in the area near the Delaware River where William Penn and the Quakers first settled. ... Society Hill is a neighborhood in the Center City section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. ... Exterior view of Independence Hall (circa 1770s). ... The Liberty Bell, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is an American bell of great historic significance. ...


For almost a century, Philadelphia's most visible structure was its baroque City Hall building and William Penn tower. Begun in 1871, City Hall took 30 years to complete and is the tallest load-bearing structure in the world at 548 feet, including the statue of William Penn at its crown. For the Baroque style in a more general sense, see Baroque. ... Philadelphia City Hall is the seat of government for Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... William Penn William Penn (October 14, 1644–July 30, 1718) founded the Province of Pennsylvania, the British North American colony that became the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ...


The former headquarters of the Philadelphia Savings Fund Society (PSFS), at the corner of 12th and Market Streets, erected in 1932, is widely considered the nation's first International Modernist skyscraper. The building was designed by Swiss-American architect William Lescaze and his partner George Howe. The building is a National Historic Landmark. In 1997, the building was purchased by the Loews Corporation, and in April 2000 it reopened as the Loews Philadelphia Hotel. The signature PSFS sign, however, is considered an integral part of the historic architectural design and remains atop the building. PSFS, or the Philadelphia Savings Fund Society, was the first savings bank in the United States. ... 1932 (MCMXXXII) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link will take you to a full 1932 calendar). ... Taipei 101, the worlds tallest building since its completion in 2004, is located in Taipei. ... William Edmond Lescaze (March 27, 1896-February 9, 1969) was a Swiss-born American architect. ... Loews Corporation is a holding company whose subsidiaries are engaged in the following lines of business: property and casualty insurance (CNA Financial Corporation, a 90%-owned subsidiary); the production and sale of cigarettes (Lorillard, Inc. ...


Perhaps owing to other, more pressing concerns including poverty, crime, and population loss, Philadelphia has had a fairly poor track record of historic preservation, aside from Colonial-era sites. Notable historic structures demolished in recent years that might have been saved if located in a more prosperous city include the Philadelphia Civic Center and Philadelphia Naval Hospital (both commonly regarded as masterpieces of 1930's Art Deco architecture), JFK Stadium,a historic 1920's era athletic venue, and the Philadelphia Commercial Museum, an 1890's neoclassical exhibit hall. Other important historic sites, including the Philadelphia Metropolitan Opera House, and even the famous Philadelphia Museum of Art and Philadelphia City Hall, have suffered from decades of neglect and poor upkeep. Philadelphia Civic Center was a 10,000-seat multi-purpose arena in Philadelphia. ... Asheville City Hall. ... John F. Kennedy Stadium (originally known as Municipal Stadium, later also referred to as JFK Stadium) was a stadium in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania that stood from 1925-1992. ... Neoclassicism (sometimes rendered as Neo-Classicism or Neo-classicism) is the name given to quite distinct movements in the visual arts, literature, theatre, music, and architecture. ... The Philadelphia Museum of Art, located at the west end of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphias Fairmount Park, was founded in 1876 in conjunction with the Centennial Exposition of the same year and is now among the largest and most important art museums in the United States. ... Philadelphia City Hall is the seat of government for Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ...


Since the 1980s, modern skyscrapers have been erected west of City Hall eclipsing Penn's statue. As of 2006, the tallest structures are One and Two Liberty Place. In 2007, the Comcast Center, upon its expected completion, will become the tallest building in Philadelphia. Currently, thirteen skyrises, residential and commercial , are under construction, six have begun prep work, and seventeen are still in planning. Also nine skyrises are currently under renovation, and seven more are still in planning. Many of these projects will include multiple skyrises, adding to the number of actual buildings. Another seven cultural and commercial projects have begun, which consist of a slot facility, turning the Philadelphia Naval Yard into a suburban style business park with urban amenities, new parks, educational towers, state of the art schools, and others. Another ten are in planning.click here Philadelphia has entered a period of urban renewal. One Liberty Place The One Liberty Place Building is currently the tallest building in Philadelphia and the 16th tallest building in the United States. ... Two Liberty Place in Philadelphia, PA Two Liberty Place is the second tallest skyscraper in Philadelphia, and the 31st tallest in the United States, stretching 58 floors to 848 ft (258m). ... 2007 (MMVII) will be a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Computer Generated vision of Comcast Tower Comcast Center is a skyscraper currently under construction in the Center City section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... The Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, formerly Navy Yard, was the first naval shipyard of the United States. ...


Most of the city's residential neighborhoods are rowhouse communities, noted for streets lined with attached, single-family homes. Newer duplexes and single homes, as well as some older mansions and estates, are more common in the city's outskirts. A street of British terraced housing In architecture and city planning, a terrace, rowhouse, or townhouse (United States) is a style of housing since the late 18th century where identical individual houses are cojoined into rows. ... Duplex, meaning double or twofold, may refer to: Duplex, a telecommunications term referring to two-way simultaneous transmission and reception A duplex is the U.S. name for a particular type of housing. ...


Neighborhoods

See also: List of Philadelphia neighborhoods

Philadelphia has many neighborhoods, each of which has its own identity. Many of these neighborhoods coincide with the borough and townships that made up Philadelphia County before their absorption by the city. These include Chestnut Hill, East Falls, Fishtown, Fox Chase, Frankford, Germantown, Grays Ferry, Kensington, Manayunk, Mount Airy, North Philadelphia, Northern Liberties, Olney, Overbrook, Parkside, Port Richmond, Powelton Village, Queen Village, Roxborough, South Philadelphia, University City, West Oak Lane, and many others. Prominent neighborhoods in Center City include Chinatown, Fairmount, Old City, Rittenhouse Square, Washington Square West and Society Hill. The following are a list of major neighborhoods in the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, organized by broad geographical location within the city: // West Philadelphia Carroll Park Cedar Park - Breadth: North to Larchwood Ave. ... Chestnut Hill is a neighborhood in the northwestern corner of Philadelphia. ... East Falls is a neighborhood in the Northwest section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. ... Fishtown is a neighborhood in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. ... The Fox Chase section of Philadelphia got its name from The Fox Chase Inn which opened in 1705. ... Frankford is a neighborhood in the Northeast section of Philadelphia, situated about six miles northeast of Center City. ... Germantown was originally the Borough of Germantown, a town in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania and is today primarily a neighborhood in Philadelphia, about six miles northwest from the center of the city. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Playground in the neighborhood of Kensington, Philadelphia. ... Manayunk, Philadelphia, PA February 10, 2006 Manayunk is neighborhood in the northwestern section of the United States city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... Mount Airy is a neighborhood in Northwest Philadelphia in the state of Pennsylvania in the United States. ... Map of Philadelphia County with North Philadelphia highlighted. ... Northern Liberties is a neighborhood in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... Olney is a neighborhood in the North Philadelphia section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... Overbrook is a neighborhood in the West Philadelphia section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... Parkside is a neighborhood in the West Philadelphia section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... Port Richmond is a neighborhood in the Near Northeast section of the United States city Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... Houses in Powelton Village Powelton Village is a neighborhood of mostly Victorian, mostly twin homes in the West Philadelphia district of the United States city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... Queen Village is a neighborhood in the South Philadelphia section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, just south of the Center City district. ... Roxborough is a neighborhood in the Northwest Philadelphia section of the United States city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... South Philadelphia district, highlighted on map of Philadelphia County. ... University City is a district of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... West Oak Lane is a neighborhood in the North Philadelphia section of Philadelphia. ... Chinese Friendship Arch, 10th and Arch Streets. ... Fairmount is a neighborhood in the North Philadelphia area of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... Old City is a neighborhood in Center City, Philadelphia located in the area near the Delaware River where William Penn and the Quakers first settled. ... A springtime scene in the center of Rittenhouse Square, 2006. ... Washington Square West (or Wash West) is a neighborhood in downtown, or Center City, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... Society Hill is a neighborhood in the Center City section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. ...


Suburbs

Further information: Delaware Valley

Philadelphia has a significant suburban area which depends on its economy and public transportation (provided by SEPTA), including areas of southeastern Pennsylvania (including the historic Main Line), Bucks County, southern New Jersey and northern Delaware. Various Philadelphia area television stations sometimes consider a wide range of areas as suburbs of Philadelphia, including the New Jersey shore as far north as Monmouth County and as far south as Cape May, as well as southern Delaware. Pennsylvania areas which are sometimes considered as distant suburbs or "exurbs" of Philadelphia include Berks County, the Lehigh Valley (Lehigh County and Northampton County), Lancaster County, and even the southern most region of the Poconos, including parts of Monroe County and Carbon County. Cecil County, Maryland, which I-95 runs through, is also sometimes included as a Philadelphia exurb. The Philadelphia suburbs are home to some of the most affluent counties in the United States. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Housing subdivision near Union, Kentucky, a suburb of Cincinnati, Ohio. ... A taxi serving as a bus Public transport comprises all transport systems in which the passengers do not travel in their own vehicles. ... For the abbreviation SEPTA, see SEPTA. A septum, in general, is a wall separating two cavities or two spaces containing a less dense material. ... The Main Line is a collection of affluent towns in suburban Philadelphia named after the Main Line of the Pennsylvania Railroad (currently Amtraks Keystone Corridor and SEPTAs R5 line). ... Bucks County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... South Jersey is a colloquial term, with no consensus definition, covering the southern portions of New Jersey between the lower Delaware River and the Atlantic Ocean. ... Official language(s) None Capital Dover Largest city Wilmington Area  Ranked 49th  - Total 2,491 sq mi (6,452 km²)  - Width 30 miles (48 km)  - Length 100 miles (161 km)  - % water 21. ... Monmouth County is a county located in the state of New Jersey. ... The Cape May Point Beach, NJ Cape May is the northern cape of Delaware Bay along the Atlantic coast of the United States. ... Official language(s) None Capital Dover Largest city Wilmington Area  Ranked 49th  - Total 2,491 sq mi (6,452 km²)  - Width 30 miles (48 km)  - Length 100 miles (161 km)  - % water 21. ... The expression exurb (for extra-urban) was coined in the 1950s to describe the ring of prosperous rural communities beyond the suburbs that, due to availability via the new high-speed limited-access highways, were becoming dormitory communities for an urban area. ... Berks County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... The Bethlehem Steel Corporation in the Lehigh Valley, once one of the worlds largest manufacturers of steel, closed in 2003. ... Lehigh County, referred to as the Valley by locals, is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... Location in the state of Pennsylvania Formed 1752 Seat Easton Area  - Total  - Water 977 km² (377 mi²) 9 km² (4 mi²) 0. ... Lancaster County is a county located in the south-central portion of the state of Pennsylvania in the Susquehanna Valley. ... The Poconos, or the Pocono Mountains region, is a mountainous region of about 2,400 square miles (6,200 km²) located in northeastern Pennsylvania. ... Monroe County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania, named for President James Monroe. ... Carbon County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... Cecil County is a county located in the U.S. state of Maryland. ...


Demographics

City of Philadelphia
Population by year [1]
1790 28,522
1800 41,220
1810 53,722
1820 63,802
1830 80,462
1840 93,665
1850 121,376
1860 565,529
1870 674,022
1880 847,170
1890 1,046,964
1900 1,293,697
1910 1,549,008
1920 1,823,779
1930 1,950,961
1940 1,931,334
1950 2,071,605
1960 2,002,512
1970 1,948,609
1980 1,688,210
1990 1,585,577
2000 1,517,550
2005 1,463,281

As of the census² of 2000, there were 1,517,550 people, 590,071 households, and 352,272 families residing in the city. The population density was 4,337.3/km² (11,233.6/mi²). There were 661,958 housing units at an average density of 1,891.9/km² (4,900.1/mi²). As of the 2004 Census estimations, there were 1,463,281 people, 658,799 housing units, and the racial makeup of the city was 40.0% White, 45.2% African American, 5.2% Asian, 0.3% Native American, 0.1% Pacific Islander, from 5.8% other races, and 2.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.7% of the population. 1790 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... 1800 (MDCCC) was an common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1810 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1820 was a leap year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Liberty Leading the People by Eugène Delacroix commemorates the July Revolution 1830 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... 1840 is a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1850 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1860 is the leap year starting on Sunday. ... 1870 (MDCCCLXX) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... 1880 (MDCCCLXXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... 1890 (MDCCCXC) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the Julian calendar). ... 1900 (MCM) was an exceptional common year starting on Monday. ... 1910 (MCMX) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Sunday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar) // Events January January 3 - Babe Ruth is traded by the Boston Red Sox to the New York Yankees for $125,000, the largest sum ever paid for a player at that time. ... 1930 (MCMXXX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link is to a full 1930 calendar). ... 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1940 calendar). ... 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1970 calendar). ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... This article is about the year. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Median household income in Center City and surrounding sections, 2000 Census. ... 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


Of the 590,071 households, 27.6% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 32.1% were married couples living together, 22.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.3% were non-families. 33.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.22. A marriage is a relationship between or among individuals, usually recognized by civil authority and/or bound by the religious beliefs of the participants. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 25.3% under the age of 18, 11.1% from 18 to 24, 29.3% from 25 to 44, 20.3% from 45 to 64, and 14.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 86.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.8 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $30,746, and the median income for a family was $37,036. Males had a median income of $34,199 versus $28,477 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,509. About 18.4% of families and 22.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 31.3% of those under age 18 and 16.9% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


The ethnic makeup of the city is 32.5% African American, 13.6% Irish, 9.2% Italian, 6.6% Puerto Rican, 6.4% German, and 4.3% Polish. An African American (also Afro-American, Black American, or simply black) is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ...


Philadelphia has the second largest Irish, Italian, and Jamaican populations, the third largest Puerto Rican population, and the fourth largest African American population in the nation. In recent years, the Hispanic and Asian American populations have significantly increased. Hispanics, mostly Puerto Ricans, have settled throughout the city, especially around El Centro de Oro. The Asian population was once concentrated in the city's thriving Chinatown, but now Korean Americans have come to Olney, and Vietnamese have forged bazaars next to the Italian Market in South Philadelphia. Indians and Arabs have come to Northeast Philadelphia along with Russian and Ukrainian immigrants. The West Indian population is concentrated in Cedar Park. Germans, Greeks, Chinese, Japanese, English, Pakistanis, Iranians, and other ethnic groups can be found throughout the city. An African American (also Afro-American, Black American, or simply black) is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ... The Hispanic world Hispanic (Spanish Hispano, from Latin Hispānus, adjective from Hispānia, Iberian Peninsula) is a term denoting a derivation from Spain, its people and culture. ... An Asian American is a person of Asian ancestry or origin who was born in or is an immigrant to the United States. ... El Centro de Oro is a vibrant Hispanic area in the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Asian people. ... The gate to Montreals Chinatown A Chinatown is a section of an urban area associated with a large number of Chinese residents or commercial activities within a city outside China. ... A Korean American is a person of Korean ancestry who was either born in or is an immigrant to the United States. ... Olney is the name of some places in the United States of America: Olney, Alabama Olney, Georgia Olney, Illinois Olney, Kentucky Olney, Maryland Olney, Missouri Olney, Montana Olney, Oklahoma Olney, Oregon Olney, Texas Olney is also the name of a place in the United Kingdom: Olney, Milton Keynes Olney is... The Italian Market is an area of Philadelphia featuring many grocery shops, cafes, restaurants, cheese shops, butcher shops, etc. ... South Philadelphia district, highlighted on map of Philadelphia County. ... The Arabs (Arabic: عرب ) are predominantly speakers of the Arabic language, rather than a pure ethnic group, mainly found throughout the Middle East and North Africa. ... Map of Philadelphia County with Northeast Highlighted. ... The Caribbean or the West Indies is a group of islands in the Caribbean Sea. ... Cedar Park is a city located in Williamson County Texas. ... The English are an ethnic group or nation associated with England and the English language. ...


Crime

Like many American cities, Philadelphia saw a gradual, yet pronounced, rise in crime in the years following World War II. Murders peaked at 503 in 1990, for a rate of 31.5 per 100,000, and they averaged around 400 a year for most of the nineties. In 2002 the murder count hit a low of 288, but by 2005 the annual total had surged to 380, for a rate of 25.85 per 100,000. This article is about the year. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


According to statistics from 2004, there were 5,513.5 crimes per 100,000 people in Philadelphia. In 2005, going by these statistics, Philadelphia was ranked by Morgan Quitno as the sixth-most dangerous American city with a population of over 500,000, out of a total of 32 such cities. Among its neighboring Northeastern cities in the same population group, Baltimore and Washington, D.C. were ranked second- and third- most dangerous, while New York City was ranked fourth-safest; Camden, New Jersey, across the Delaware River from Philadelphia, was ranked most-dangerous overall. In 2006, the crime rate, especially murder, has increased to the point where local television stations are having special reports on the issue, [2] and the police are attempting to stop the trend with special programs.[3] The Philadelphia Inquirer newspaper now reports the 2006 homicide count relative to the same date in 2005 in every day's issue. 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Monument City, Charm City, Mob Town, B-more Motto: Get In On It (formerly The City That Reads and The Greatest City in America; BELIEVE is not the official motto but rather a specific campaign) Location of Baltimore in Maryland Coordinates: Country United States State Maryland County Independent City... Nickname: DC, The District Motto: Justitia Omnibus (Justice for All) Location of Washington, D.C., with regard to the surrounding states of Maryland and Virginia. ... Nickname: Big Apple Location in the state of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York Boroughs Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Area    - City 1,214. ... Map Political Statistics County Camden County Mayor Gwendolyn Faison Geographic Statistics Area  - Total  - Land  - Water 26. ...


Government and politics

Presidential election results
Year Republican Democratic
2004 19.3% 130,099 80.4% 542,205
2000 18.0% 100,959 80.0% 449,182
1996 16.0% 85,345 77.5% 412,988
1992 20.9% 133,328 68.2% 434,904
1988 32.5% 219,053 66.6% 449,566
1984 34.6% 267,178 64.9% 501,369
1980 34.0% 244,108 58.7% 421,253
1976 32.0% 239,000 66.3% 494,579
1972 43.4% 340,096 55.1% 431,736
1968 30.0% 254,153 61.8% 525,768
1964 26.2% 239,733 73.4% 670,645
1960 31.8% 291,000 68.0% 622,544
See also: List of mayors of Philadelphia

From a governmental perspective, Philadelphia County is a legal nullity, as all county functions were assumed by the city in 1952, which has been coterminous with the county since 1854. This article is about the modern United States Republican Party. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... Presidential election results map. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... The election was held on November 8, 1988. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... List of mayors of Philadelphia, arranged chronologically. ... 1952 (MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1854 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ...


The city is headed by an elected mayor who is limited to two consecutive four-year terms but can run for the position again after an intervening term. The incumbent is former Philadelphia City Council President John F. Street (D), elected in 1999 and re-elected by a larger majority in 2003. Philadelphia's mayors have been Democrats since 1952. A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger,greater) is in modern times the title of the highest ranking municipal officer, who discharges certain judicial and administrative functions, in many systems an elected politician, who serves as chief executive and/or ceremonial official of many types of municipalities. ... City Hall from postcard, c. ... John Franklin Street (born December 4, 1945) is the 97th Mayor of the City of Philadelphia. ...


The legislative branch, the Philadelphia City Council, consists of ten council members representing individual districts and seven members elected at large. The current council president is Anna C. Verna. City Hall from postcard, c. ... This article needs to be wikified. ...


The Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas, also known as the Court of Common Pleas for the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania, is the trial court of general jurisdiction for Philadelphia. It is funded and operated largely by city resources and employees. In United States jurisprudence, Court of Common Pleas is a term referring to a court of certain jurisdiction. ... A trial court or court of first instance is the court in which most civil or criminal cases begin. ...


The Philadelphia Municipal Court handles matters of limited jurisdiction as well as landlord-tenant disputes, appeals from traffic court, preliminary examinations for felony-level offenses, and the like. Traffic Court is a court of special jurisdiction that hears violations of traffic laws. Traffic court is a term that refers to a municipalitys specialized judicial process for handling traffic violations. ...


Pennsylvania's three appellate courts also have sittings in Philadelphia. The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, the court of last resort in the state, regularly hears arguments in Philadelphia City Hall. Also, the Superior Court of Pennsylvania and the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania sit in Philadelphia several times a year. Judges for these courts are elected at large. Each court has a prothonotary's office in Philadelphia as well. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Appeal. ... The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania is the court of last resort for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. ... Philadelphia City Hall is the seat of government for Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... The Superior Court of Pennsylvania is the intermediate court of appeal in Pennsylvania, between the trial court of general jurisdiction -- called the Court of Common Pleas -- and the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. ... The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania, is one of two state intermediate-level appellate courts, located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. ... The prothonotary is the chief court clerk in certain courts of law in certain Anglo-American jurisdictions, including the American states of Pennsylvania and Delaware, the Federal Court of Canada, the Canadian provinces of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, and the Supreme Courts of the Australian states of New...


From the American Civil War until the mid-20th Century, Philadelphia was a bastion of the Republican Party, which arose from the staunch pro-Northern views of Philadelphia residents during and after the war. After the Great Depression, Democratic registrations increased, but the city was not carried by Franklin D. Roosevelt in his landslide victory of 1932 (in which Pennsylvania was one of the few states won by Herbert Hoover). While other Northern industrial cities were electing Democratic mayors in the 1930s and 1940s, Philadelphia did not follow suit until 1951. That is, Philadelphia never had a "New Deal" coalition. Since then, the city has not voted for a Republican in any Presidential election, despite the frequent election of Republicans to statewide offices since the 1930s; in 2004, Democrat John Kerry drew 80% of the city's vote, despite only narrowly winning Pennsylvania. Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert Edward Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties 110,000 killed in action, 360,000 total dead, 275,200 wounded 93,000 killed in action, 258,000 total... This article is about the modern United States Republican Party. ... Great Depression was a worldwide economic downturn which started in 1929 (although its effects were not fully felt until late in 1930) and lasted through most of the 1930s. ... FDR redirects here. ... Herbert Clark Hoover (August 10, 1874 – October 20, 1964), the 31st President of the United States (1929-1933), was a successful mining engineer, humanitarian, and administrator. ... John Forbes Kerry (born December 11, 1943) is the junior United States Senator from Massachusetts. ... Official language(s) None Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 160 miles (255 km)  - Length 280 miles (455 km)  - % water 2. ...


As of November 2004, 16.5% of registered voters in Philadelphia were Republicans, 74.9% Democrats, and 8.6% other or unaffiliated. November 2004 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December See also: November 2004 in sports November 2004 in science Events Deaths in November • 30 Pierre Berton • 29 John Drew Barrymore • 26 Bill Alley • 24 Arthur Hailey • 23 Rafael Eitan • 18 Bobby Frank Cherry • 16 John... This article is about the modern United States Republican Party. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ...


Economy

City Hall at night, from Broad Street, 2005
City Hall at night, from Broad Street, 2005

Philadelphia's economy is heavily based upon manufacturing, refining, food, and financial services. The city also has its own stock exchange. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1536x2304, 605 KB) Summary Philadelphia City Hall at night, from south on Broad Street. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1536x2304, 605 KB) Summary Philadelphia City Hall at night, from south on Broad Street. ...


The city is home to many major Fortune 500 companies, including cable television and internet provider Comcast, insurance companies CIGNA and Lincoln Financial Group, energy company Sunoco, food services company Aramark, Crown Holdings Incorporated, Rohm and Haas Company, the pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline, Boeing helicopters division, and automotive parts retailer Pep Boys. The Fortune 500 is a ranking of the top 500 United States corporations as measured by gross revenue. ... Coaxial cable is often used to transmit cable television into the house. ... Comcast Corporation, (NASDAQ: CMCSA) based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is the largest cable company and the largest broadband (second overall) Internet service provider in the United States. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... CIGNA (NYSE: CI) is a Philadelphia-based insurance company, the oldest stock insurance company in the United States. ... Lincoln Financial is a United States financial advice corporation. ... Sunoco NYSE: SUN is an American petroleum and petrochemical manufacturer headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, formerly known as Sun Company Inc. ... ARAMARK Corporation (NYSE: RMK) is a professional services organization, providing food services, facilities management, hospitality services, and uniforms and career apparel to health care institutions, universities and school districts, stadiums and arenas, businesses, senior living facilities, parks and resorts, correctional institutions, conference centers, convention centers, and public safety professionals around... Crown Holdings Incorporated, founded in 1892 by William Painter, is a Fortune 500 company based in the United States of America. ... Rohm and Haas Co (NYSE: ROH), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania based company, manufactures miscellaneous materials. ... GlaxoSmithKline plc (LSE: GSK NYSE: GSK) is a British based pharmaceutical, biologicals, and healthcare company. ... The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA, TYO: 7661 ) is an aerospace and defense corporation headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. ... Mil (Russian Federation) Mi-8, one of the most common model of military helicopter in the world with more than 12 thousand units built, sixfold quantity comparing to production of the second most common model UH-1 Iroquois. ... Pep Boys (NYSE: PBY) is a U.S. retail chain. ...


The federal government plays a large role in Philadelphia as well. The city served as the capital city of the United States, before the construction of Washington, D.C. Today, the East Coast operations of the United States Mint are based near the historic district, and the Federal Reserve Bank's Philadelphia division is based there as well. Philadelphia is also home to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Nickname: DC, The District Motto: Justitia Omnibus (Justice for All) Location of Washington, D.C., with regard to the surrounding states of Maryland and Virginia. ... The United States Mint is responsible for producing and circulating coinage for the United States to conduct its trade and commerce. ... The Federal Reserve System is headquartered in the Eccles Building on Constitution Avenue in Washington, DC. The Federal Reserve System (also the Federal Reserve; informally The Fed) is the central banking system of the United States. ... The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania is one of the original 13 federal judiciary districts created by the Judiciary Act of 1789, and originally sat in Independence Hall in Philadelphia as the U.S. District Court for the District of Pennsylvania. ... The United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit is a federal court with appellate jurisdiction over the following United States District Courts: District of Delaware District of New Jersey Western, Middle, and Eastern Districts of Pennsylvania District of the United States Virgin Islands The court is based at...


Partly because of the historical presence of the Pennsylvania Railroad, and the large ridership at 30th Street Station, Amtrak also maintains a significant presence in the city. These jobs include customer service representatives and ticket processing and other behind-the-scenes personnel, in addition to the normal functions of the railroad. 1893 map The Pennsylvania Railroad (AAR reporting mark PRR) was an American railroad that was founded in 1846 and merged in 1968 into Penn Central Transportation. ... 30th Street Station is the main railroad station in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... Acela Express in West Windsor, NJ Amtrak Cascades service with tilting Talgo trainsets in Seattle, Washington Amtrak train in downtown Orlando, Florida For other uses, see Amtrak (disambiguation). ...


Because of the presence of the federal government, the city has a large contingent of law firms. The city is also a national center of law because of the prestigious University of Pennsylvania Law School and the Temple University Beasley School of Law. Drexel University also is opening a new College of Law in the fall of 2006. The University of Pennsylvania (Penn is the moniker used by the university itself [2]) is a private, nonsectarian research university located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... Temple University is a university in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... Drexel University is an institution of higher learning located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ...

See also: List of companies based in the Philadelphia area

This is a list of companies either based or with large operations in the Philadelphia/Delaware Valley area of the United States. ...

People and culture

Philadelphia has become notable in various arts and in culture. Philadelphia has had a prominent role in music including a Philadelphia own sound known as Philadelphia soul. On July 13, 1985, Philadelphia hosted the American end of the Live Aid concert at JFK Stadium. On July 2, 2005, Bob Geldof, who organzed the Live Aid concert, chose Philadelphia as the American host of his huge Live 8 concert. This time the show was held as a free concert on the Ben Franklin Parkway, where over 800,000 people showed up for the global supershow. The city is home to many art galleries, many of which participate in the First Friday event. The first Friday of every month galleries in Old City are open late and for free. Annual events include film festivals and parades, the most famous being New Year's Day Mummers Parade. In cuisine the city is well known for its hoagies, soft pretzels, and Italian ice, and is home to the cheesesteak. The culture of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania goes back to 1682 when Philadelphia was founded by William Penn. ... The following is a list of notable residents, natives, and persons generally associated with the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the fifth largest city in the United States. ... One of Philadelphias first mainstream stars, Chubby Checker, in 2005 The city of Philadelphia is home to a vibrant and well-documented musical heritage, stretching back to colonial times. ... Philadelphia (or Philly) soul, sometimes called the Philadelphia Sound, is a style of soul music characterized by lush instrumental arrangements often featuring sweeping strings and horns. ... U2 at Live Aid at Wembley Stadium Live Aid (not to be confused with Live 8) was a multi-venue rock music concert held on July 13, 1985. ... John F. Kennedy Stadium (originally known as Municipal Stadium, later also referred to as JFK Stadium) was a stadium in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania that stood from 1925-1992. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Official Live 8 DVD, released in November 2005 Live 8 was a series of benefit concerts that took place in July 2005, in the G8 nations and South Africa. ... Benjamin Franklin Parkway is a scenic avenue that runs through the cultural heart of Philadelphia. ... For information on the movie, New Years Day, see New Years Day (film). ... A group of comic mummers in the 2005 parade A few members of a the Aqua String Band in the 2005 parade presenting their theme Just Plain Dead The Mummers Parade is held each New Years Day in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... // Restaurants Philadelphias restaurants have great diversity, depth, and quality. ... The hoagie is a kind of submarine sandwich. ... A modern factory produced hard pretzel. ... Blue raspberry Italian ice Italian ice (also known as granita, granite, slush, Italian water ice, or water ice in areas with large Italian-American populations) is a frozen dessert made by mixing flavorings (typically fruit juices but also coffee and chocolate) with ice. ... Cheesesteak with Cheez Whiz, as prepared by Pats Steaks The cheesesteak, known outside the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area as the Philadelphia cheesesteak, Philly cheesesteak, or steak and cheese is a sandwich principally of sliced pieces of steak and one of three types of cheese. ...


Media

Philadelphia's two major daily newspapers are The Philadelphia Inquirer and the Philadelphia Daily News, both of which are owned by Philadelphia Media Holdings L.L.C. The Philadelphia Inquirer, founded in 1829, is the third-oldest surviving daily newspaper in the United States.[3] This is a list of media based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. ... A selection of newspapers A newspaper is a publication containing news and information and advertising, usually printed on low-cost paper called newsprint. ... The Philadelphia Inquirer is one of a two Knight Ridder newspaper duopoly daily for the Philadelphia area. ... The Philadelphia Daily News is a tabloid newspaper that began publishing on March 31, 1925, under founding editor Lee Ellmaker. ...


Arguably the most important radio station in the city, KYW Newsradio provides news to the entire area, and broadcasts all news all the time. It also contains useful traffic and weather reports. To meet Wikipedias quality standards and appeal to a wider international audience, this article may require cleanup. ... KYW is a class A AM radio station on 1060 kHz licensed to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ...


The first experimental radio license was issued in Philadelphia in August, 1912 to St. Joseph's College. The first commercial radio stations appeared in 1922 with WIP, then owned by Gimbel's department store, became the first on March 17. Also launched that year were WFIL, WOO, WCAU and WDAS.[4] The highest rated stations in Philadelphia include WBEB, KYW-AM, and WDAS-FM. Saint Josephs University is a private, coeducational Roman Catholic university located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in the United States. ... WIP is a Philadelphia radio station with an all-sports format. ... Gimbels, now defunct, was for many years a well-known U.S. department store. ... WFIL is the name of a radio station, and also the former name of a television station, serving the American city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... WPHT AM is a clear channel radio station located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania broadcasting on 1210 kHz. ... WBEB, known as B101, is a Soft Rock/Adult Contemporary radio station which is broadcast in the Philadelphia area. ... KYW is a class A AM radio station on 1060 kHz licensed to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... WDAS-FM is a Urban Adult Contemporary radio station that features R&B, Classic Soul, and is licensed to the city of Philadelphia. ...


During the 1930s, the experimental station W3XE, which was owned by Philco Corp, became the first television station in Philadelphia. The station, which would later become KYW-TV (CBS), became NBC's first affiliate in 1939. By the 1970s WCAU-TV, WPVI-TV, WHYY-TV, WPHL-TV, and WTXF-TV were founded.[4] In 1952 WFIL (now WPVI), premiered the television show Bandstand, which later became the nationally broadcast show American Bandstand hosted by Dick Clark.[5] A television station is a type of broadcast station that broadcasts both audio and video to television receivers in a particular area. ... KYW-TV CBS3 is the CBS owned-and-operated television station in Philadelphia. ... It has been suggested that CBS evening news anchors be merged into this article or section. ... NBC, (Formerly an acronym for the National Broadcasting Company until 2004), is an American television and radio network based in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... WCAU, channel 10, is the NBC-owned and operated television station serving the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania market, with studios on the border between Philadelphia and Bala Cynwyd, and transmitter in the Roxborough neighborhood. ... WPVI-TV 6ABC is the owned-and-operated ABC television station in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, owned by ABCs parent The Walt Disney Company with its transmitter in the Roxborough neighborhood (shared with KYW-TV). ... WHYY-TV is the PBS television member station broadcasting on channel 12 (DTV 55) and serves the Delaware Valley area, including Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware. ... WPHL-TV, channel 17, is a television station currently affiliated with the WB television network, based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and owned by the Tribune Company. ... It has been suggested that WTXF-TV Personalities be merged into this article or section. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Dick Clark redirects here. ...


Philadelphia also has a very competitive rock and roll radio market, especially between WMMR and WYSP, which both specialize in playing modern and classic rock. The two stations enjoy a very intense rivalry with each stations listeners being faithfully loyal to their favorite station in most cases. WMMR's advertising campaigns state that they play more music than WYSP. This was and still is the case as WYSP airs the syndicated Opie and Anthony morning show, and is also the Philadelphia Eagles flagship station. WYSP was also the former home of the Howard Stern morning show, which WMMR also used in their pro-music campaign against WYSP. WMMR is a hard rock radio station in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, broadcasting at 93. ... WYSP is a talk radio/rock station known on-air as Free FM 94-1 WYSP that broadcasts on the 94. ... Opie and Anthony Opie (Gregg Hughes, b. ... City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Team colors Midnight Green, Black, White, and Silver Head Coach Andy Reid Owner Jeffrey Lurie General manager Tom Heckert Fight song Fly, Eagles Fly Mascot Swoop League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1933-present) Eastern Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference (1953-1969) Capitol... Howard Allen Stern (born January 12, 1954) is an American radio and TV personality, media mogul, humorist and author. ...


Sites of interest

Independence Hall, as it appears today.
Independence Hall, as it appears today.

Philadelphia contains many national historical sites that relate to the founding of the United States. Independence National Historical Park is the center of these historical landmarks. Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence was signed, and the Liberty Bell are the city's most famous attractions. Other historic sites include homes for Edgar Allan Poe and Betsy Ross and early government buildings like the First and Second Banks of the United States. [6] Download high resolution version (1704x2272, 975 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (1704x2272, 975 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Exterior view of Independence Hall (circa 1770s). ... The following is a list of sites of interest (attractions) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... National Historical Park or National Historic Park is a designation for a protected area in the United States that has national historic significance and consists of more than single properties or buildings. ... Independence National Historic Park, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is the historic area of downtown (or Center City) Philadelphia where Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, and the National Constitution Center are located, along with dozens of other historic buildings and educational centers. ... Exterior view of Independence Hall (circa 1770s). ... The Liberty Bell, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is an American bell of great historic significance. ... Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site The Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site, located at 532 N. Seventh Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, preserves the home where writer Edgar Allan Poe and his family lived from 1838 to 1844. ... The Betsy Ross House is generally recognized as the place where Betsy Ross lived when she made the first American Flag. ... The First Bank of the United States was proposed by Alexander Hamilton to relieve the war debt from the United States Revolutionary War, develop a national currency, and dispose of the western territories. ... The Second Bank of the United States was founded in 1816, five years after the expiration of the First Bank of the United States out of desperation to stabilize the currency. ...


The city contains many museums such as the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the Rodin Museum, the largest collection of work by Auguste Rodin outside of France. The city’s major art museum, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, is one of the largest art museums in the United States and features the steps made popular by the film Rocky.[7] Philadelphia's major science museums include the Franklin Institute, which contains the Benjamin Franklin National Memorial, and the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. History museums include the National Constitution Center and Eastern State Penitentiary. Philadelphia is home to the United States' first zoo and hospital. The National Gallery in London, a famous museum. ... The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts is the oldest art school in the United States, founded in Philadelphia in 1805. ... The Rodin Museum, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, contains the largest collection of sculptor Auguste Rodins works outside Paris. ... The Philadelphia Museum of Art, located at the west end of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphias Fairmount Park, was founded in 1876 in conjunction with the Centennial Exposition of the same year and is now among the largest and most important art museums in the United States. ... The Rocky Steps are the front steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. ... Rocky (1976) is a motion picture written by and starring Sylvester Stallone as an underdog boxer. ... The Franklin Institute is the memorial to Benjamin Franklin, that serves to perpetuate his legacy; the museum contains many of Franklins personal effects. ... The Franklin Institute is the memorial to Benjamin Franklin, that serves to perpetuate his legacy; the museum contains many of Franklins personal effects. ... The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archeology and Anthropology is a small, but very high quality museum in West Philadelphia. ... The National Constitution Center is a museum that opened in 2003 in downtown Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and designed by American architect Henry N. Cobb. ... Eastern State Penitentiary is a former state prison in the United States. ... The Philadelphia Zoo, located in Fairmount Park on the west bank of the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia, was the first zoo in the United States. ... The Pennsylvania Hospital by William Strickland (1755) Pennsylvania Hospital is the first hospital in the United States. ...


Areas such as South Street and Old City have a vibrant night life. The Avenue of the Arts in Center City contains many restaurants and theaters, such as the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts which is home to the Philadelphia Orchestra.[7] The Avenue of the Arts is a section of Center City, Philadelphia beginning immediately south of the Philadelphia City Hall (Penn Square) on Broad Street and running roughy south till Washington Ave. ... It has been suggested that Drama (art form) be merged into this article or section. ... Kimmel Center exterior, September 2005. ... The Philadelphia Orchestra, based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is one of the Big Five symphony orchestras in the United States and usually considered among the finest in the world. ...


Sports

Philadelphia has a long and proud history of professional sports teams, and is one of thirteen United States cities to have all four major sports. Specifically, Philadelphia is home to the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League, the Philadelphia Phillies in the National League of Major League Baseball, the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League and the Philadelphia 76ers in the National Basketball Association. The last major professional sport team to win a championship was the 76ers, which won the NBA Championship in 1983. The failure of Philadelphia's major professional sports teams to win championships since that date is sometimes attributed, in jest, to the so-called "Curse of Billy Penn". Philadelphia also is home to professional, semi-professional and elite amateur teams in other sports. Philadelphia also hosts major amateur sporting events, including the Penn Relays, Philadelphia Marathon, and Philadelphia International Championship bicycle race. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania has a rich tradition of sports, from club sports in the mid-nineteenth century to the professional teams and events of today. ... In the United States, the four prominent major professional sports leagues are the following: Major League Baseball (MLB) National Football League (NFL) National Basketball Association (NBA) National Hockey League (NHL) There are currently thirteen metropolitan areas that have at least one team in each major sports league. ... City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Team colors Midnight Green, Black, White, and Silver Head Coach Andy Reid Owner Jeffrey Lurie General manager Tom Heckert Fight song Fly, Eagles Fly Mascot Swoop League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1933-present) Eastern Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference (1953-1969) Capitol... The National Football League (NFL) is the largest professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities and regions. ... Major league affiliations National League (1883-present) East Division (1969-present) Current uniform Ballpark Citizens Bank Park (2004-present) Major league titles World Series titles (1) 1980 NL Pennants (5) 1993 â€¢ 1983 â€¢ 1980 â€¢ 1950 1915 East Division titles (6) [1] 1993 â€¢ 1983 â€¢ 1980 â€¢ 1978 1977 â€¢ 1976 Wild card berths (0... This article refers to the American baseball league. ... Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in the world. ... The Philadelphia Flyers are a professional ice hockey team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... The modernized NHL shield logo debuted in 2005, replacing the orange and black shield, which had been used since the leagues inception. ... The Philadelphia 76ers (also known as the Sixers for short) are a professional basketball team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... Location of NBA teams, conferences and divisions NBA redirects here. ... The 1982-83 NBA Season was the 37th season of the National Basketball Association. ... The Curse of William Penn (supposedly begun in March 1987) is an alleged curse sometimes used to explain the failure of professional sports teams based in the American city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to win championships in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Amateur. ... The Penn Relays (also Penn Relays Carnival) is one of the largest track and field meets in the United States, hosted annually since 1895 by the University of Pennsylvania at Franklin Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... The Philadelphia Marathon is an annual marathon sporting event hosted by the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on the third Sunday of November. ... Philadelphia International Championship is the current name given to an annual bicycle race held in the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... Bicycle Race was a hit single for the English rock band Queen. ...

See also: U.S. cities with teams from four major sports

In the United States, the four prominent major professional sports leagues are the following: Major League Baseball (MLB) National Football League (NFL) National Basketball Association (NBA) National Hockey League (NHL) There are currently thirteen metropolitan areas that have at least one team in each major sports league. ...

Education

Education in Philadelphia is provided by many private and public institutions. The School District of Philadelphia runs the city's public schools. The Philadelphia School District is the seventh largest school district in the United States with 217, 405 students in 273 schools. Education in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is provided by many private and public institutions. ... The School District of Philadelphia is a school district, based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, that includes all public schools in the city of Philadelphia. ... The term public school has different (and in some cases contradictory) meanings due to regional differences. ... School districts are a form of special-purpose district in the United States (amongst some other places) which serves to operate the local public primary and secondary schools. ...


Philadelphia is one of the largest college towns in the United States with over 120,000 college and university students enrolled within the city and nearly 300,000 in the metropolitan area. A western section of the city, known as University City, is home to the city's two most prestigious universities. The University of Pennsylvania, a member of the Ivy League, is considered one of the greatest universities in the nation, ranking as the seventh best collegiate institution in the United States, according to the U.S. News and World Report[4]. Adjacent to the University of Pennsylvania campus resides Drexel University. A college town or university town is a community (often literally a town, but possibly a small city or in some cases neighborhood) which is dominated by its university population. ... University City is a district of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... Representation of a university class, 1350s. ... The University of Pennsylvania (Penn is the moniker used by the university itself [2]) is a private, nonsectarian research university located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... The Ivy League is an athletic conference comprising eight private institutions of higher education located in the Northeastern United States. ... U.S. News & World Report is a weekly newsmagazine. ... Drexel University is an institution of higher learning located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ...


Infrastructure

30th Street Station, with Cira Centre in the background and statues on the Market Street Bridge over Schuylkill River in the foreground.
30th Street Station, with Cira Centre in the background and statues on the Market Street Bridge over Schuylkill River in the foreground.

Philadelphia is served by the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA), which operates buses, trains, rapid transit, trolleys, and trackless trolleys throughout Philadelphia and the four Pennsylvania suburban counties of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1299x825, 344 KB) Summary taken by me, monday, jan 16, 2006, from the market street bridge. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1299x825, 344 KB) Summary taken by me, monday, jan 16, 2006, from the market street bridge. ... South elevation of Cira Centre Cira Centre is a 28-story office building in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania clad in reflective glass with a steel structure designed by César Pelli with Bower Lewis Thrower Architects as the local architects. ... The Schuylkill River, pronounced SKOO-kull (IPA: ), is a river in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) is a regional quasi-public state agency that serves 3. ... An early motorized bus - a Benz truck modified by Netphener company (1895) A bus is a large automobile intended to carry numerous persons in addition to the driver and sometimes a conductor. ... For other uses, see Train (disambiguation). ... A rapid transit, underground, subway, tube, elevated, or metro(politan) system is a railway system, usually in an urban area, with a high capacity and frequency of service, and grade separation from other traffic. ... This article refers to the mass transit vehicle running on rails. ... Škoda 14 Tr trolleybus in Vilnius A trolleybus (also known as electric bus, trolley bus, trolley coach, trackless trolley, trackless tram or simply trolley) is a bus powered by two overhead electric wires, from which it draws electricity using two trolley poles. ... Housing subdivision near Union, Kentucky, a suburb of Cincinnati, Ohio. ... Bucks County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... Chester County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... Delaware County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... Montgomery County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ...


One of the seven SEPTA Regional Rail lines (the R1) offers direct service to the Philadelphia International Airport, while another line (the R2) runs south to Wilmington and Newark, Delaware. Philadelphia International Airport (IATA: PHL, ICAO: KPHL) is an airport in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and is the largest airport in the Delaware Valley region. ... Flag Seal Motto: A Place To Be Somebody Location Coordinates , Government County New Castle County incorporated 1739 Mayor James M. Baker (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 44. ... Main Street is the commercial heart of Newark. ... Official language(s) None Capital Dover Largest city Wilmington Area  Ranked 49th  - Total 2,491 sq mi (6,452 km²)  - Width 30 miles (48 km)  - Length 100 miles (161 km)  - % water 21. ...


Philadelphia's 30th Street Station is a major railroad station on Amtrak's Northeast Corridor, which offers access to Amtrak, SEPTA, and New Jersey Transit lines. 30th Street Station is the main railroad station in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... This is the top-level page of WikiProject trains Rail tracks Rail transport refers to the land transport of passengers and goods along railways or railroads. ... Acela Express in West Windsor, NJ Amtrak Cascades service with tilting Talgo trainsets in Seattle, Washington Amtrak train in downtown Orlando, Florida For other uses, see Amtrak (disambiguation). ... Most of the NEC is owned by Amtrak (those sections shown in red). ... New Jersey Transit Arrow III at West Windsor, NJ New Jersey Transit RTS-06 in Newark, NJ The end of the Port Jervis Line The New Jersey Transit Corporation (NJ Transit) is a private statewide public transportation system serving the U.S. state of New Jersey. ...


PATCO provides rapid transit service to Camden, Collingswood, Haddonfield, Woodcrest (Cherry Hill), Ashland (Voorhees), and Lindenwold, New Jersey, from stations on Locust Street between 16th and 15th, 13th and 12th, and 10th and 9th Streets, and on Market Street at 8th Street. A Philadelphia-bound PATCO train arrives at Woodcrest Station. ... A rapid transit, underground, subway, tube, elevated, or metro(politan) system is a railway system, usually in an urban area, with a high capacity and frequency of service, and grade separation from other traffic. ... Map Political Statistics County Camden County Mayor Gwendolyn Faison Geographic Statistics Area  - Total  - Land  - Water 26. ... Collingswood highlighted in Camden County Collingswood is a Borough located in Camden County, New Jersey. ... Haddonfield is a borough located in Camden County, New Jersey. ... Cherry Hill highlighted in Camden County Cherry Hill Township is a township located in Camden County, New Jersey. ... Voorhees highlighted in Camden County Voorhees Township is a township located in Camden County, New Jersey. ... Lindenwold highlighted in Camden County Lindenwold is a borough located in Camden County, New Jersey. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ...


Airports

Two airports serve Philadelphia: Philadelphia International Airport (PHL), straddling the southern boundary of the city, and Northeast Philadelphia Airport (PNE), a general aviation reliever airport in Northeast Philadelphia. Philadelphia International Airport provides scheduled domestic and international air service, while Northeast Philadelphia Airport serves general and corporate aviation. Philadelphia International Airport (IATA: PHL, ICAO: KPHL) is an airport in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and is the largest airport in the Delaware Valley region. ... Northeast Philadelphia Airport (IATA: PNE, ICAO: KPNE) is a public airport located just north the intersection of Grant Avenue and Ashton Road in the Ashton-Woodenbridge neighborhood of Northeast Philadelphia. ... Map of Philadelphia County with Northeast Highlighted. ...


Roads

Interstate 95 (I-95), which runs through the city along the Delaware River, is the main north-south artery. Interstate 95 (abbreviated I-95) is an Interstate highway that runs 1,927 miles (3,101 kilometers) north-south along the east coast of the United States. ...


The city is also served by the Schuylkill Expressway, a portion of Interstate 76 that runs along the Schuylkill River. It meets the Pennsylvania Turnpike at King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, providing access to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and points west. The Turnpike's Northeastern Extension provides access to points north, including Allentown, Pennsylvania, the Lehigh Valley, and The Poconos. The Schuylkill Expressway (I-76) runs along the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia. ... Interstate 76 (abbreviated I-76) is an Interstate Highway in the United States, running 435 miles (700 km) from an interchange with Interstate 71 west of Akron, Ohio east to Interstate 295 near Camden, New Jersey. ... The Schuylkill River, pronounced SKOO-kull (IPA: ), is a river in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... The Pennsylvania Turnpike is a toll highway system in the state of Pennsylvania, USA. The turnpike system encompasses 532 miles (855 km) in three distinct sections. ... King of Prussia is an unincorporated community located in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. ... Map Location in Pennsylvania Political Statistics Founded c. ... Nickname: The Queen City Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Lehigh Founded 1762 Mayor Ed Pawlowski Area    - City 46. ... The Bethlehem Steel Corporation in the Lehigh Valley, once one of the worlds largest manufacturers of steel, closed in 2003. ... The Poconos, or the Pocono Mountains region, is a mountainous region of about 2,400 square miles (6,200 km²) located in northeastern Pennsylvania, approximately 30 miles north of Allentown. ...


Interstate 676, the Vine Street Expressway, was completed in 1991 after years of planning. A link between I-95 and I-76, it runs below street level through Center City, connecting to the Ben Franklin Bridge at its eastern end. Interstate 676 (abbreviated I-676) is an interstate highway that serves as a major thoroughfare through Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Camden, New Jersey. ... Interstate 676 is an interstate highway that serves as a major thoroughfare through Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Camden, New Jersey. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Categories: US geography stubs | Buildings and structures stubs | Toll bridges in New Jersey | Toll bridges in Pennsylvania | Suspension bridges ...


Roosevelt Boulevard and the Roosevelt Expressway (U.S. Route 1) connect Northeast Philadelphia with Center City. The boulevard was built for the Lincoln Highway as part of the City Beautiful movement. In recent years, it has become a traffic bottleneck, and includes the second and third deadliest intersections in the U.S. within a single mile, according to a study by State Farm Insurance. Roosevelt Boulevard, or the Boulevard as it is normally called, is a major traffic artery that connects Center City Philadelphia (Downtown) with the Northeast section. ... The Roosevelt Expressway is a limited-access extension of Roosevelt Boulevard in Philadelphia. ... U.S. Route 1 (also called U.S. Highway 1, and abbreviated US 1) is a United States highway which parallels the east coast of the United States. ... Map of Philadelphia County with Northeast Highlighted. ... Lincoln Highway bridge in Tama, Iowa The Lincoln Highway was the first transcontinental highway in the United States. ... The City Beautiful movement was a Progressive reform movement in North American architecture and urban planning that flourished in the 1890s and 1900s with the intent of using beautification and monumental grandeur in cities to counteract the perceived moral decay of poverty-stricken urban environments. ... State Farm Insurance Companies are a group of large US insurance and financial services companies started in 1922 by former farmer George J. Mecherle (pronounced Ma-herl). ...


The Woodhaven Road (PA Route 63), built in 1966, serves the neighborhoods of Northeast Philadelphia, running between Interstate 95 and the Roosevelt Boulevard (U.S. Route 1). Plans to extend it westward into the suburbs were quashed by community opposition when the highway was first built. Severe traffic congestion over the past four decades on adjoining Byberry Road has led to renewed plans for extension and expansion. Several suggested plans would expand different roads using different methods to connect to the highway. A final decision has not yet been reached, and undoubtedly the construction phase will continue for several years after the planning stage is completed. Map of Philadelphia County with Northeast Highlighted. ... Interstate 95 (abbreviated I-95) is an Interstate highway that runs 1,927 miles (3,101 kilometers) north-south along the east coast of the United States. ... Roosevelt Boulevard, or the Boulevard as it is normally called, is a major traffic artery that connects Center City Philadelphia (Downtown) with the Northeast section. ... U.S. Route 1 (also called U.S. Highway 1, and abbreviated US 1) is a United States highway which parallels the east coast of the United States. ...


The Delaware River Port Authority operates four bridges in the Philadelphia area across the Delaware River to New Jersey: the Walt Whitman Bridge (I-76), the Benjamin Franklin Bridge (I-676 and US 30), the Betsy Ross Bridge (Route 90), and the Commodore Barry Bridge (US 322). The Tacony-Palmyra Bridge connects PA Route 73 with New Jersey's Route 73, and is maintained by the Burlington County Bridge Commission. The Delaware River Port Authority or DRPA is a bi-state government agency of the State of New Jersey and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. ... The Delaware River is a river on the Atlantic coast of the United States. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... The Walt Whitman Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the Delaware River from Philadelphia to Gloucester City, New Jersey. ... The Benjamin Franklin Bridge (also known simply as the Ben Franklin Bridge), originally named the Delaware River Bridge, is a suspension bridge across the Delaware River connecting Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Camden, New Jersey. ... U.S. Route 30 is a major transcontinental route of the United States Numbered Highways. ... The Betsy Ross Bridge is a truss bridge spanning the Delaware River from Philadelphia to Pennsauken, New Jersey. ... New Jersey State Highway 90 is a state highway in New Jersey, United States. ... The Commodore Barry Bridge is a cantilever bridge that spans the Delaware River from Chester, Pennsylvania to Bridgeport, New Jersey, USA. It is named after the American Revolutionary War hero and Philadelphia resident, John Barry. ... U.S. Highway 322 is a spur of U.S. Highway 22. ... The Tacony-Palmyra Bridge is an arch bridge with a double drawbridge connecting Route 73 in Palmyra, New Jersey to the Tacony section of Philadelphia. ... New Jersey State Highway 73 is a state highway in New Jersey, United States. ... The Burlington County Bridge Commission was a private agency created in 1948 by the Burlington County Freeholders to purchase and manage several bridges in Burlington County, New Jersey. ...


Other planned freeways have been cancelled, such as an Interstate 695 running southwest from downtown, and a freeway upgrade of Roosevelt Boulevard. It has been suggested that Autobahn be merged into this article or section. ... Interstate 695 was a proposed three-digit Interstate Highway that would connect Interstate 95 in Southwest Philadelphia, at the Philadelphia International Airport, with I-95 near the Delaware River waterfront near the Benjamin Franklin Bridge. ... Roosevelt Boulevard, or the Boulevard as it is normally called, is a major traffic artery that connects Center City Philadelphia (Downtown) with the Northeast section. ...


Not all highways important to Philadelphia cross into the city limits. The Pennsylvania Turnpike bypasses the city less than one mile to the north, and the New Jersey Turnpike, the main highway connection to New York City and points beyond, bypasses the city to the east and south. I-476, locally known as "The Blue Route" (from its designation as an alternative on original PennDoT planning proposals in the 1960's) opened in 1991 after years of of delays and contention. It connects I-95 to the turnpike and Northeast Extension at the Mid County Interchange in Plymouth Meeting, with major interchanges at US 1, PA-3, US 30, and I-76. The Pennsylvania Turnpike is a toll highway system in the state of Pennsylvania, USA. The turnpike system encompasses 532 miles (855 km) in three distinct sections. ... The New Jersey Turnpike is a toll road in New Jersey and is one of the most heavily traveled highways in the United States. ... Nickname: Big Apple Location in the state of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York Boroughs Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Area    - City 1,214. ...


Rail

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Suburban Station

Since the early days of rail transport in the United States, Philadelphia has served as hub for several major rail companies, especially the Pennsylvania Railroad and the Reading Railroad. The Pennsylvania Railroad first operated Broad Street Station, then 30th Street Station and Suburban Station, and the Reading Railroad operated out of Reading Terminal, now part of the Pennsylvania Convention Center. The two companies also operated competing commuter rail systems in the area, known collectively as the Regional Rail system. The two systems today, for the most part still intact but now connected, operate as a single system under the control of Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, the regional transit authority. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1024x885, 167 KB) Description: East facade of Suburban Station in Philadelphia. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1024x885, 167 KB) Description: East facade of Suburban Station in Philadelphia. ... Early railroads that became part of the Pennsylvania Railroad system Philadelphia was an early railroad hub, with lines from all over meeting in Philadelphia. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... 1893 map The Pennsylvania Railroad (AAR reporting mark PRR) was an American railroad that was founded in 1846 and merged in 1968 into Penn Central Transportation. ... Philadelphia and Reading Railroad Categories: Rail stubs | Philadelphia and Reading Railroad ... Broad Street Station was built in 1881 and served as Philadelphia, Pennsylvanias primary rail hub until the Pennsylvania Railroad completed 30th Street Station in 1933. ... 30th Street Station is the main railroad station in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... Suburban Station Suburban Station is an underground commuter rail station located on John F Kennedy Boulevard between 16th and 17th Streets. ... This article needs copyediting (checking for proper English spelling, grammar, usage, etc. ... The Pennsylvania Convention Center is a multi-use public facility designed to accomodate conventions, exhibitions, conferences and other events. ... The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) is a regional quasi-public state agency that serves 3. ...


Philadelphia is also notable as one of the few North American cities to maintain streetcar lines. In addition to "subway-surface" trolleys (so called because during the years when the city was served by over 2000 trolleys and more than 65 lines, these were the "surface" cars that ran also in the streetcar subway), the city recently reintroduced trolley service to the Girard Avenue Line, Route 15, considered by some a "heritage" line; although the use of rebuilt 1947 PCC streetcars was primarily for budgetary reasons, rather than as an historic tribute.[citation needed] a historic postcard showing electric trolley-powered streetcars in Richmond, Virginia, where Frank J. Sprague successfully demonstrated his new system on the hills in 1888 A streetcar is a railway vehicle designed to carry passengers on tracks, usually laid in city streets. ... The Girard Avenue line (SEPTA route 15) is a heritage streetcar line serving North and West Philadelphia. ... A Twin City Rapid Transit PCC streetcar in museum operation. ...


Today Philadelphia is a hub of the semi-nationalized Amtrak system, with 30th Street Station being the primary local stop on the Washington-Boston Northeast Corridor and the Keystone Corridor to Harrisburg and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 30th Street also serves as a major station for services via the Pennsylvania Railroad's former Pennsylvania Main Line to Chicago. 30th Street is Amtrak's third-busiest station in terms of passengers as of fiscal year 2003. It is also a terminus of New Jersey Transit's Atlantic City Line. Acela Express in West Windsor, NJ Amtrak Cascades service with tilting Talgo trainsets in Seattle, Washington Amtrak train in downtown Orlando, Florida For other uses, see Amtrak (disambiguation). ... Most of the NEC is owned by Amtrak (those sections shown in red). ... The Keystone Corridor is a Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) designated high speed corridor with a 349-mile (562 km) railroad line between Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with a top speed of 110 mph (161 km/h). ... Map Location in Pennsylvania Political Statistics Founded c. ... Nickname: Steel City, Iron City, City of Champions, City of Bridges, City of Colleges Location in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Allegheny County Founded 1758 Mayor Luke Ravenstahl (D) Area    - City 151. ... Official language(s) None Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 160 miles (255 km)  - Length 280 miles (455 km)  - % water 2. ... The Main Line is a collection of affluent towns in suburban Philadelphia named after the Main Line of the Pennsylvania Railroad (currently Amtraks Keystone Corridor and SEPTAs R5 line). ... Nickname: The Windy City, The Second City, Chi Town Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in Chicagoland and Illinois Coordinates: Country United States State Illinois Counties Cook, DuPage Incorporated March 4, 1837 Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area    - City 606. ... New Jersey Transit Arrow III at West Windsor, NJ New Jersey Transit RTS-06 in Newark, NJ The end of the Port Jervis Line The New Jersey Transit Corporation (NJ Transit) is a private statewide public transportation system serving the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... An eastbound train crosses the Cooper River near Cherry Hill, NJ. The Atlantic City Line is run by New Jersey Transit between Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Atlantic City, New Jersey. ...


Telecommunications

Southeastern Pennsylvania has been served the 215 area code since 1947 when the North American Numbering Plan went into effect. The area covered by the code was severely truncated when area code 610 was split from 215. Today only the city and its northern suburbs are covered by 215. Overlay code 267 was added to the 215 service area in 1997. Nickname: City of Brotherly Love Motto: Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue) Official website: http://www. ... A telephone numbering plan is a system that allows subscribers to make and receive telephone calls across long distances. ... 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1947 calendar). ... The North American Numbering Plan (NANP) is a system for three-digit area codes and seven-digit telephone numbers that direct telephone calls to particular regions on a public switched telephone network (PSTN), where they are further routed by the local network. ... Area codes 484, 610 and 835 are Commonwealth of Pennsylvania telephone area codes which serve the Southeast region of the state including the cities of Allentown and Bethlehem. ... An area code overlay is done by telephone companies, usually with the approval of government regulators, to increase the number of available phone numbers in a province, state or region. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Sister cities

Philadelphia has fifteen sister cities, as designated by Sister Cities International, Inc. (SCI): Sign denoting twin towns of Neckarsulm Town twinning or sister cities is a concept whereby towns or cities from geographically and politically distinct areas are paired, with the goal of fostering human contact and cultural links. ...

Philadelphia has dedicated landmarks to its sister cities. Dedicated in June 1976, the Sister Cities Plaza, a one-half-acre site located at 18th and Benjamin Franklin Parkway, honors Philadelphia's relationships with Tel-Aviv, Israel and Florence, Italy, which were its first Sister Cities. Another landmark, the Torun Triangle, honoring the Sister City relationship with Toruń, Poland, was constructed in 1976, west of the United Fund building at 18th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. The Triangle contains the Copernicus monument. The Chinatown Gate, erected in 1984 and crafted by artisans of Tianjin, China, stands astride the intersection of 10th and Arch Streets as an elaborate and colorful symbol of the Sister City relationship. Image File history File links Flag_of_Cameroon. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... A littoral is the region near the shoreline of a body of fresh or salt water. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Peoples_Republic_of_China. ... (Chinese: ; pinyin: TiānjÄ«n; Postal System Pinyin: Tientsin) is one of the four municipalities of the Peoples Republic of China. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_France. ... Aix (prounounced eks), or, to distinguish it from other cities built over hot springs, Aix-en-Provence is a city in southern France, some 30 km north of Marseille. ... Capital Marseilles Area 31,400 km² Regional President Michel Vauzelle (PS) (since 1998) Population   - 2004 estimate   - 1999 census   - Density (Ranked 3rd) 4,666,000 4,506,151 149/km² (2004) Arrondissements 18 Cantons 237 Communes 963 Départements Alpes-de-Haute-Provence Alpes-Maritimes Bouches-du-Rhône Hautes-Alpes... Image File history File links Flag_of_Iraq. ... , Tigris River and bridge in Mosul Mosul (Arabic: , Kurdish: Mûsil, Syriac: NînÄ›wâ, Turkish: Musul) is a city in northern Iraq and the capital of Ninawa Governorate. ... Ninawa (in Arabic: نینوا ,in kurdish: Neynewa ) in Assyrian: Nineve is a governorate (province) in Iraq, and the Arabic name for the biblical city of Nineveh in Assyria. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Israel. ... Tel-Aviv was founded on empty dunes north of the existing city of Jaffa. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... Country Italy Region Tuscany Province Florence (FI) Mayor Leonardo Domenici Elevation 50 m Area 102 km² Population  - Total (as of 2006-06-02) 366,488  - Density 3,593/km² Time zone CET, UTC+1 Coordinates Gentilic Fiorentini Dialing code 055 Postal code 50100 Frazioni Galluzzo, Settignano Patron St. ... Tuscany (Italian Toscana) is a region in central Italy, bordering on Latium to the south, Umbria to the east, Emilia-Romagna and Liguria to the north, and the Tyrrhenian Sea to the west. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan. ... , Kobe ) is a city in Japan located on the island of Honshu. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Poland. ... ToruÅ„ (?· i; German: ; Kashubian: , see also other names) is a city in northern Poland, on the Vistula river. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia. ... Nizhny Novgorod (Russian: ), colloquially shortened as Nizhny and also transliterated into English as Nizhniy Novgorod or Nizhni Novgorod, is the fourth largest city of Russia, ranking after Moscow, St. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Korea. ... Incheon Metropolitan City is a metropolitan city and major seaport on the west coast of South Korea, near Seoul. ... Tel Aviv at night Dizengof Center Allenby Street Tel Aviv-Yafo (Hebrew תל אביב-יפו; Arabic تل ابيب-يافا Tal Abīb-Yāfā) is an Israeli city on the coast of the Mediterranean... Florence (Italian, Firenze) is a city in the center of Tuscany, in central Italy, on the Arno River, with a population of around 400,000, plus a suburban population in excess of 200,000. ... ToruÅ„ (?· i; German: ; Kashubian: , see also other names) is a city in northern Poland, on the Vistula river. ... Tianjin (Chinese: 天津; pinyin: tiān jīn; Postal System Pinyin: Tientsin) is a harbour municipality in China on the Hai He River (from Beijing) and Bohai Gulf of the Yellow Sea (Pacific Ocean). ...

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See also

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References

  1. ^ Listing of population estimates of U.S. cities. Retrieved on October 8, 2006.
  2. ^ Average Days of Precipitation, .01 Inches or more. Retrieved on 2006-07-28.
  3. ^ Wilkinson, Gerry. The History of the Philadelphia Inquirer. Philadelphia Press Association. Retrieved on 2006-07-20.
  4. ^ a b Bishop, Todd (January 7 2000). The Media: One revolution after another. Philadelphia Business Journal.
  5. ^ Ogden, Christopher (1999). Legacy: A Biography of Moses and Walter Annenberg. New York: Little, Brown and Company. ISBN 0-316-63379-8.
  6. ^ Listing of National Historic Landmarks by State (Pennsylvania) (PDF). National Park Service (March 2004). Retrieved on August 8, 2006.
  7. ^ a b Weeks, Jerome (August 4 2006). Philly goes the distance. The Dallas Morning News.

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Capital

Harrisburg Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, site of first U.S. capital. ... Map Location in Pennsylvania Political Statistics Founded c. ...

Metropolitan areas

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton | Altoona | Erie | Harrisburg-Carlisle-Lebanon | Johnstown | Lancaster | Philadelphia | Pittsburgh | Reading | Scranton-Wilkes-Barre | State College | Williamsport | York-Hanover Pennsylvania has 14 metropolitan areas (MSAs) and 4 combined statistical areas (CSAs) defined by the United States Census Bureau. ... Nickname: The Queen City Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Lehigh Founded 1762 Mayor Ed Pawlowski Area    - City 46. ... Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania Counties Lehigh and Northampton Founded 1741 Mayor John B. Callahan Area    - City 50. ... Motto: Nickname: Map Political Statistics Founded Incorporated Northampton County Mayor Philip B. Mitman Geographic Statistics Area  - Total  - Land  - Water 12. ... Map Political Statistics Founded 1849 Incorporated Borough:February 6, 1854 City: April 3, 1867 County Blair County Mayor Wayne Hippo Geographic Statistics Area  - Total  - Land  - Water 25. ... Nickname: The Flagship City Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: County Erie County Founded 1795 Mayor Joseph Sinnott Area    - City 72. ... Map Location in Pennsylvania Political Statistics Founded c. ... Coordinates , Government County Cumberland County Founded 1751 Mayor Kirk R. Wilson Geographical characteristics Area     City 14. ... Nickname: Flood City Location Location of Johnstown within Pennsylvania. ... Nickname: The Red Rose City Location Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates , Government Country  State   County United States  Pennsylvania   Lancaster Founded Incorporated 1718 March 10, 1818 Mayor Rick Gray (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 19. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Nickname: Steel City, Iron City, City of Champions, City of Bridges, City of Colleges Location in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Allegheny County Founded 1758 Mayor Luke Ravenstahl (D) Area    - City 151. ... City of Reading seal Reading (pronounced red - ing) is the county seat of Berks County, Pennsylvania. ... Scranton is a city located in Lackawanna County in Northeastern Pennsylvania, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 76,415 (2003 estimate: 74,320). ... Nickname: The Diamond City Motto: Pattern After Us Coordinates: Country  State   County United States  Pennsylvania   Luzerne Founded Incorporated  Borough  City 1769  1806  1871 Mayor Thomas M. Leighton (D) Area    - City 18. ... Downtown State College, during 2005 Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts State College, Pennsylvania, is a borough -- and more generally used, the borough and surrounding townships -- in Centre County in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... Map of Lycoming County, Pennsylvania highlighting Williamsport Williamsport is a city located in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania. ... Nickname: The White Rose City Coordinates , Government Country  State   County United States  Pennsylvania   York Incorporated  Borough  City  September 24, 1787  January 11, 1887 Mayor John Brenner Geographical characteristics Area     City 13. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...

Regions

Allegheny National Forest | Coal Region | Cumberland Valley | Delaware Valley | Dutch Country | Endless Mountains | Happy Valley | Pennsylvania Highlands | Laurel Highlands | Lehigh Valley | Northeast | Northern Tier | Northwest Region | The Poconos | Susquehanna Valley | Wyoming Valley | Western Pennsylvania This list of regions of the United States includes official (governmental) and non-official areas within the borders of the United States, not including U.S. states, the federal district of Washington, D.C. or standard subentities such as cities or counties. ... The Allegheny National Forest is a National Forest located in northwestern Pennsylvania. ... Counties of the Coal Region of Pennsylvania, known for anthracite mining. ... Cumberland Valley Township is a township located in Bedford County, Pennsylvania. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Pennsylvania Dutch Country refers to an area of southeastern Pennsylvania that has a high percentage of Amish, Mennonite and Fancy Dutch inhabitants and where the Pennsylvania German language was historically common. ... The Endless Mountains are a chain of mountains in northeastern Pennsylvania. ... For other locations called Happy Valley, see the Happy Valley article. ... Counties comprising the Pennsylvania Highlands Region The Pennsylvania Highlands region is a section of the Appalachian Mountains located in Eastern Pennsylvania frequently cited as a candidate for extensive ecological preservation. ... The Laurel Highlands, in Southwestern Pennsylvania in the USA, encompasses Fayette County, Somerset County and Westmoreland County. ... The Bethlehem Steel Corporation in the Lehigh Valley, once one of the worlds largest manufacturers of steel, closed in 2003. ... This mountainous area of Pennsylvania includes the Pocono Mountains, the Endless Mountains and former anthracite coal mining cities and towns, including Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, Hazleton, Pittston and Carbondale. ... The Northern Tier is a geographic region consisting of five rural counties in north-central Pennsylvania. ... This article is about the region in Pennsylvania. ... The Poconos, or the Pocono Mountains region, is a mountainous region of about 2,400 square miles (6,200 km²) located in northeastern Pennsylvania, approximately 30 miles north of Allentown. ... The Susquehanna River is a river in the northeastern United States. ... A lesser-known Wyoming Valley exists in western New York in Wyoming County, where the valley of Oatka Creek is commonly known as the Wyoming Valley and includes the villages of Wyoming and Warsaw. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ...

Counties

Adams | Allegheny | Armstrong | Beaver | Bedford | Berks | Blair | Bradford | Bucks | Butler | Cambria | Cameron | Carbon | Centre | Chester | Clarion | Clearfield | Clinton | Columbia | Crawford | Cumberland | Dauphin | Delaware | Elk | Erie | Fayette | Forest | Franklin | Fulton | Greene | Huntingdon | Indiana | Jefferson | Juniata | Lackawanna | Lancaster | Lawrence | Lebanon | Lehigh | Luzerne | Lycoming | McKean | Mercer | Mifflin | Monroe | Montgomery | Montour | Northampton | Northumberland | Perry | Philadelphia | Pike | Potter | Schuylkill | Snyder | Somerset | Sullivan | Susquehanna | Tioga | Union | Venango | Warren | Washington | Wayne | Westmoreland | Wyoming | York List of Pennsylvania counties: Pennsylvania counties Adams County, formed in 1800 from parts of York County. ... Adams County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... Location in the state of Pennsylvania Formed January 22, 1800 Seat Pittsburgh Area  - Total  - Water 1,929 km² (745 mi²) 38 km² (15 mi²) 1. ... Armstrong County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... Beaver County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... DONT beleive anything on this page! ppl can change it anytime they want to! im a kid and i am changing it right now!! luv yall!! PENNSYLVANIA ROCKS!!!! VENANGO COUNTY ROCKS TOO!!!! Bedford County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... Berks County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... Blair County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... Bradford County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... Bucks County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... Butler County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... Cambria County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... Cameron County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... Carbon County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... Centre County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... Chester County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... Clarion County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... Clearfield County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... Clinton County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... Crawford County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... Cumberland County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania and is one of four counties comprising the greater Harrisburg metropolitan area. ... Dauphin County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania and is one of four counties comprising the greater Harrisburg metropolitan area. ... Delaware County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... Elk County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... Erie County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... Location in the state of Pennsylvania Formed September 26, 1783 Seat Uniontown Area  - Total  - Water 2,067 km² (798 mi²) 20 km² (8 mi²) 0. ... Forest County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... Franklin County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... Fulton County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... Greene County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... Huntingdon County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... Indiana County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... Jefferson County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... Juniata County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... Lackawanna County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... Lancaster County is a county located in the south-central portion of the state of Pennsylvania in the Susquehanna Valley. ... Lawrence County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... Lehigh County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... Location in the state of Pennsylvania Formed Seat Wilkes-Barre Area  - Total  - Water 2,349 km² (907 mi²) 42 km² (16 mi²) 1. ... Lycoming County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... McKean County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... Mercer County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... Mifflin County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... Monroe County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania, named for President James Monroe. ... Montgomery County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... Montour County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... Location in the state of Pennsylvania Formed 1752 Seat Easton Area  - Total  - Water 977 km² (377 mi²) 9 km² (4 mi²) 0. ... Northumberland County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... Perry County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... Philadelphia County is a county located in the U.S. State of Pennsylvania. ... Pike County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... Potter County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... Schuylkill County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania on the Schuylkill River. ... Snyder County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... Somerset County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... Sullivan County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... Susquehanna County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... Tioga County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... Union County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... Venango County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... Warren County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... Washington County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... Wayne County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... Westmoreland County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... Wyoming County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... York County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ...



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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (5822 words)
Philadelphia, colloquially referred to as Philly, and known as The City of Brotherly Love (from Greek: Φιλαδέλφεια, /fi.la.ˈdɛl.fɛj.a/, "brotherly love" from philos "loving" and adelphos "brother") is the fifth most populous city in the United States and the largest in population and area in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
The counties adjacent to Philadelphia are Montgomery County to the north; Bucks County to the northeast; Burlington County, New Jersey to the east; Camden County, New Jersey to the southeast; Gloucester County, New Jersey to the south; and Delaware County to the west.
Philadelphia is one of the largest college towns in the United States with over 120,000 college and university students enrolled within the city and nearly 300,000 in the metropolitan area.
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Philadelphia is the largest city in Pennsylvania, occupying all of Philadelphia County.
From a governmental perspective, Philadelphia County is a legal nullity, as all County functions were assumed by the City in 1952, and the city limits have been coterminous with the county since 1854.
Philadelphia is served by the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, or SEPTA.
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