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Philadelphia


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Philadelphia is the largest city in Pennsylvania, and the 5th most populous in the United States over all. As of 2005, Philadelphia's population was estimated as 1,463,281, with 5,823,23 living in the metropolitan area.

The city is known as the "City of Brotherly Love" as its name stems from the Greek, philos (meaning "love") adelphos (meaning "brother"). Other nicknames include "Birthplace of America", "Cradle of Liberty", "The Quaker City", and simply "Philly".

Some of the attractions in Philadelphia include:
Philadelphia Museum of Art in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:
Philadelphia Museum of Art in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Philadelphia Facts


Here is some more information about Philadelphia:
  • Some of the major companies with their headquarters in Philadelphia include Cigna, CIGNA, Comcast and Sunoco.

  • The principal airport serving Philadelphia is Philadelphia International Airport.

  • Perhaps the best known educational institution in Philadelphia is the University of Pennsylvania, which is coeducational private non-sectarian research university. The university of Pennsylvania was founded in 1740, and is one of the eight members of the Ivy League.

  • Professional sports teams in Philadelphia include the AHL ice hockey team, the Philadelphia Phantoms, the American football team, the Philadelphia Eagles, the basketball team, the Philadelphia 76ers, the Major League Baseball team, the Philadelphia Phillies, and the NHL ice hockey team, the Philadelphia Flyers.

  • Philadelphia is home to the "cheesesteak" - known outside of the city as "Philadelphia cheesesteak", "Philly cheesesteak", or "steak and cheese". It is a sandwich made in a long Italian roll, filled with thinly sliced pieces of steak and melted cheese. Optionally, grilled onions, sautéd green peppers, mushrooms and sauces may be added.

  • In 1776, the Declaration of Independence was read out in three cities: Trenton, New Jersey, Easton, Pennsylvania, and of course, Philadelphia.

  • Philadelphia's nicknames include "City of Homes", "Filthadelphia or Filthydelphia", "Philly", "Quaker City", "The Athens of America", "The Big Scrapple", "The City of Brotherly Love", "The City That Loves You Back", and "The Workshop of the World".

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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Philadelphia & the Pennsylvania Dutch Country

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DK Eyewitness Travel
Released: 2016-01-12
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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Philadelphia & the Pennsylvania Dutch Country is your in-depth guide to the very best of Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania Dutch Country.

Discover the best of Philadelphia, from the Old City (known as "America's most historic square mile") encompassing Independence Hall and the iconic Liberty Bell to the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Venture outside the city to the Pennsylvania Dutch Country for a horse-drawn buggy ride, tiny road-side bakeries, and a true taste of the Amish lifestyle.

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   • Free, color pull-out map (print edition) marked with sights, a selected sight and street index, public transit map, practical information on getting around, and a distance chart for measuring walking distances.
   • Guided walking tours, local drink and dining specialties to try, things to do, and places to eat, drink, and shop by area.
   • Area maps marked with sights and restaurants.
   • Detailed city maps include street finder index for easy navigation.
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Fodor's Philadelphia (Travel Guide)

By Fodor's Travel Guides

Fodor's
Released: 2016-05-24
Paperback (232 pages)

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Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering trusted advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years.

Fodor's Philadelphia highlights the best the City of Brotherly Love has to offer:  famous historic sites in Independence National Historical Park, world-class museums along Ben Franklin Parkway, and the ongoing culinary renaissance. Every recommendation has been vetted by a local Fodor’s expert to ensure travelers plan the perfect trip, from the cobblestone streets of Old City to the local cuisine at Reading Terminal Market to Philadelphia’s iconic landmarks like the Rocky Steps, the LOVE Statue, and Boathouse Row in Fairmont Park.

This travel guide includes:
· Dozens of maps
· An 8-page color insert with a brief introduction and spectacular photos that capture the top experiences and attractions throughout Philadelphia
· Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks
· Multiple itineraries to explore the top attractions and what’s off the beaten path
· Major sights such as the Independence National Historical Park, Fairmount Park, Reading Terminal Market, Rittenhouse Square, Parkway Museums, Old City, and South Street
· Side trips from Philadelphia including the Brandywine Valley, Valley Forge, and Bucks County
· Coverage of Historic Downtown, Center City, Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Fairmount, South Philadelphia, University City and West Philadelphia, Northwestern Philadelphia, Northeastern Philadelphia, and City Line Avenue


Philadelphia 25 Secrets - The Locals Travel Guide For Your Trip to Philadelphia (Pennsylvania - USA): Skip the tourist traps and explore like a local : Where to Go, Eat & Party in Philadelphia 2016

By 55 Secrets & Philadelphia Travel Guide

Released: 2016-04-20
Kindle Edition (28 pages)

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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Philadelphia & The Pennsylvania Dutch Country

By Richard Varr

DK Travel
Released: 2013-07-15
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With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that brighten every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania Dutch Country truly shows you this region as no one else can.

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Discover the colonial heritage of Philadelphia with the help of this genuinely pocket-sized, pop-up map. Small in size, yet big on detail, this compact, dependable Philadelphia city map will ensure you don't miss a thing.
  • Includes two pop-up maps covering Historic Philadelphia & Center City
  • Additional maps covering Museum District, Philadelphia location and transit map are also included
  • Handy, self-folding tourist map is small enough to fit in your pocket yet offers extensive coverage of the city in an easy-to-use format
  • Thorough street index is also featured and cross-referenced to the map so you can easily find your destination
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A handy walking tour of Independence Mall is also marked on the Historic Philadelphia map with short descriptions of the points of interest along the way.

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Philadelphia & The Pennsylvania Dutch Country (EYEWITNESS TRAVEL GUIDE)

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-Now includes a new durable, oversized pull-out map with useful transportation information, a distance chart, a street and sight index, and practical information for getting around the city.

Rand Mcnally Easy To Read: Pennsylvania State Map

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A Kid's Guide to Philadelphia

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A Kid's Guide to Philadelphia uses a dictionary format to showcase sizzling sites and awesome attractions from A to Z, brought vividly to life in eye-popping color photographs by Paul Scharff. This soft cover gem isn't a snooze cruise of boring facts, but a shake-you-wide-awake blast of nonstop adventures and activities. Kids will find out where to see a fire-breathing bronze dragon, and an alien being from outer space that is made from steel. They'll learn where to meet 30 of the biggest, baddest and boniest dinos, dive deep in a real World War II submarine, or slide down the jumbo-sized Phanatic Shoe at the Phillies' ball park. Kids, grownups, and readers of all ages will want to jump onboard this rollicking tour bus of a book, and giggle at, point to, and admire all the sensational stops along the way of this unforgettable Philadelphia adventure.

Moon Philadelphia: Including Pennsylvania Dutch Country (Moon Handbooks)

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