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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


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  • Probably the most famous 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 franchises 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.

  • Some of the leading companies with their headquarters in Philadelphia include Cigna, CIGNA, Comcast and Sunoco.

  • The principal airport for Philadelphia is Philadelphia International Airport.

  • 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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Books About Philadelphia


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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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   • 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 (Full-color Travel Guide)

By Fodor's Travel Guides

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

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Though Philadelphia is one of the nation's oldest cities, an ongoing culinary renaissance and cultural revival is sweeping the city and attracting national attention. Tourism numbers are also strong. In 2014, the city received almost 40 million visitors, 13.9 million of whom spent at least one night. Overnight visitors to the city have grown 90% in the past 10 years. Formerly under-the-radar areas like Fishtown and Northern Liberties have experienced revitalization with the arrival of new breweries, beer gardens, and more. The city's redevelopment includes sights such as the new Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk, an over-the-water expansion of the Schuylkill River Trail that offers spectacular city views.

Moon Philadelphia: Including Pennsylvania Dutch Country (Travel Guide)

By Karrie Gavin

MOON
Released: 2017-06-13
Paperback (400 pages)

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See Philadelphia with a Local

Travel writer and native Philadelphian Karrie Gavin shares her expert perspective on the City of Brotherly Love, guiding you on a memorable and unique experience.

Whether you're exploring the 9,200 acres of Fairmount Park or sampling the city's renowned cheesesteaks, soft pretzels, and hoagies, Moon Philadelphia has activities for every traveler. With itineraries like “Three-Day Best of Philadelphia” and “Fun and Free: Philly on a Budget,” expertly crafted maps, gorgeous photos, and Karrie's trustworthy advice, Moon Philadelphia provides the tools for planning your perfect trip!

Moon Philadelphia covers can't-miss sights and the best destinations including:
  • Washington Square
  • Pennsylvania Dutch Country
  • Brandywine Valley

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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Philadelphia & The Pennsylvania Dutch Country (EYEWITNESS TRAVEL GUIDE)

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AMC's Best Day Hikes Near Philadelphia: Four-Season Guide To 50 Of The Best Trails In Eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, And Delaware

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AMC's Best Day Hikes near Philadelphia will take you through 50 of the region's best hikes for all levels. Ideal for families, tourists, and even locals, this easy-to-use guide will help you explore Eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware year-round, from lesser-known excursions to area favorites, including several hikes on the Appalachian Trail.

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Frommer's Philadelphia Day-by-Day Guide is the complete up-to-date reference for visitors who want to maximize their stay in the smartest, most time-efficient way. With full-color throughout with hundreds of evocative photos, this invaluable guide offers reviews on a wide array of sightseeing, lodging, shopping, dining and entertainment options in all price ranges, and also includes thematic and walking tours of the city's best-loved neighborhoods with Frommer's trademark candid and accessible expertise.

Walking Philadelphia: 30 Tours Exploring Art, Architecture, History, and Little-Known Gems

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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.

Great Than a Tourist – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA: 50 Travel Tips from a Local (Greater Than a Tourist)

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