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Vacation 2 USA   >   Pennsylvania   >   Towns and Cities   >   Philadelphia

   
 

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 leading companies headquartered in Philadelphia include CIGNA, Cigna, Comcast and Sunoco.

  • The main airport serving Philadelphia is Philadelphia International Airport.

  • Probably 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 American football team, the Philadelphia Eagles, the baseball team, the Philadelphia Phillies, the basketball team, the Philadelphia 76ers, the ice hockey team, the Philadelphia Phantoms, 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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Books About Philadelphia


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DK Eyewitness Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania Dutch Country (Travel Guide)

By DK Eyewitness

DK Eyewitness Travel
Released: November 28th, 2017
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  • ISBN: 1465461302
  • EAN: 9781465461308
  • PartNumber: Illustrated
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  • Format: Illustrated
  • Edition: Illustrated
  • Number of Pages: 208
  • Author: DK Eyewitness
  • Publication Date: November 28th, 2017
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  • Weight: 0.87523518014 Pounds
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Greater Than a Tourist- Philadelphia Pennsylvania USA: 50 Travel Tips from a Local (Greater Than a Tourist Pennsylvania)

By Lindsey Todd

Independently Published
Released: January 3rd, 2019
Paperback (165 pages)

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  • Brand: Independently Published
  • ISBN: 1793057133
  • EAN: 9781793057136
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  • Number of Pages: 165
  • Authors: Lindsey Todd, Greater Than a Tourist
  • Publication Date: January 3rd, 2019
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  • Weight: 0.41005980732 Pounds
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Fodor's Philadelphia: with Valley Forge, Bucks County, the Brandywine Valley, and Lancaster County (Full-color Travel Guide)

By Fodor's Travel Guides

Fodor's Travel
Released: October 13th, 2020
Paperback (319 pages)

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Fodor's Philadelphia: with Valley Forge, Bucks County, the Brandywine Valley, and Lancaster County (Full-color Travel Guide)
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  • Brand: Fodor's Travel
  • ISBN: 1640972749
  • EAN: 9781640972742
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  • Paperback
  • Edition: 2
  • Number of Pages: 319
  • Author: Fodor's Travel Guides
  • Publication Date: October 13th, 2020
  • Release Date: October 13th, 2020
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  • Size: 8.0 Inches by 5.25 Inches by 0.75 Inches
  • Weight: 0.69 Pounds
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Streetwise Philadelphia Map - Laminated City Center Street Map of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Michelin Streetwise Maps)

By Michelin

Michelin Travel Publications
Released: December 12th, 2017
Map (2 pages)

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Streetwise Philadelphia Map - Laminated City Center Street Map of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Michelin Streetwise Maps)
  • Manufacturer: Michelin
  • Brand: Michelin Travel Publications
  • ISBN: 2067229974
  • EAN: 9782067229976
  • PartNumber: 9782067229976
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  • Product Category: Map
  • Format: Folded Map
  • Edition: Revised
  • Number of Pages: 2
  • Author: Michelin
  • Publication Date: December 12th, 2017
  • Release Date: December 12th, 2017
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  • Size: 8.55 Inches by 4.07 Inches by 0.12 Inches
  • Weight: 0.220462262 Pounds
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Philadelphia and the State of Pennsylvania:: Cool Stuff Every Kid Should Know (Arcadia Kids)

By Kate Boehm Jerome

Arcadia Publishing
Released: May 2nd, 2011
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  • ISBN: 1439600945
  • EAN: 9781439600948
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  • Format: Illustrated
  • Edition: Illustrated
  • Number of Pages: 48
  • Author: Kate Boehm Jerome
  • Publication Date: May 2nd, 2011
  • Release Date: May 2nd, 2011
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Philadelphia: The Best Of Philadelphia For Short Stay Travel (Short Stay Travel - City Guides)

By Gary Jones

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Released: October 5th, 2018
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  • ISBN: 1724157841
  • EAN: 9781724157843
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  • Number of Pages: 114
  • Author: Gary Jones
  • Publication Date: October 5th, 2018
  • Release Date: October 5th, 2018
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  • Weight: 0.4 Pounds
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Daytrips Pennsylvania Dutch Country & Philadelphia: 50 One-Day Adventures from the Philadelphia and Lancaster Areas (Daytrips Pennsylvania Dutch Country and Philadelphia)

By Earl Steinbicker

Brand: Hastings House
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  • ISBN: 0803893949
  • EAN: 9780803893948
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  • Edition: 1
  • Number of Pages: 286
  • Author: Earl Steinbicker
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Moon Philadelphia: Including Pennsylvania Dutch Country (Travel Guide)

By Karrie Gavin

Moon Travel
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  • ISBN: 1631214128
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  • Edition: 4
  • Number of Pages: 400
  • Author: Karrie Gavin
  • Publication Date: June 13th, 2017
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Philadelphia & the Pennsylvania Dutch Country: With Bucks County, Gettysburg & Valley Forge (Fodor's)

By Fodor's

Fodor's Travel
Released: January 27th, 1998
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  • ISBN: 0679034056
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  • Edition: 10
  • Number of Pages: 256
  • Author: Fodor's
  • Publication Date: January 27th, 1998
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Philadelphia and Pennsylvania Travel Reference Map (WP) 1:10K/750K

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ITMB Publishing LTD
Released: November 1st, 2021
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  • Edition: 2nd edi 2022
  • Number of Pages: 2
  • Author: ITMB Publishing LTD
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