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Consolidatit ceety-coonty
City of Philadelphia
Frae top left, the Philadelphia skyline, a statue of Benjamin Franklin, the Liberty Bell, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia City Hall, an Independence Hall
Banner o Philadelphia
Offeecial seal o Philadelphia
Nickname(s): "Philly", "City of Brotherly Love", "The City that Loves you Back", "Cradle of Liberty", "The Quaker City", "The Birthplace of America", "The City of Neighborhoods"
Motto(s): "Philadelphia maneto" ("Let brotherly love endure")
Location of Philadelphia
Philadelphia is locatit in the US
Location in the Unitit States
Coordinates: 39°57′N 75°10′W / 39.950°N 75.167°W / 39.950; -75.167Coordinates: 39°57′N 75°10′W / 39.950°N 75.167°W / 39.950; -75.167
Kintra Unitit States
Commonwealth Pennsylvanie
Historic Colony Province o Pennsylvanie
Coonty Philadelphia
Foondit October 27, 1682
Incorporatit October 25, 1701
 • Teep Mayor–Cooncil
 • Bouk Philadelphia City Council
 • Mayor Michael Nutter (D)
 • Consolidatit ceety-coonty 367 km2 (141.6 sq mi)
 • Laund 347.3 km2 (134.1[1] sq mi)
 • Watter 19.4 km2 (7.5 sq mi)
 • Urban 4,660.5 km2 (1,799.5 sq mi)
 • Metro 11,988.6 km2 (4,629 sq mi)
Elevation 12 m (39 ft)
Population (2013)[2]
 • Consolidatit ceety-coonty 1,553,165
 • Rank US: 5t
 • Density 4,393.8/km2 (11,379.6/sq mi)
 • Urban 5,441,567 (US: 5t)
 • Metro 6,034,678 (US: 6t)
 • CSA 7,146,706 (US: 8th)
 • Demonym Philadelphian
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Simmer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 191xx
Aurie code(s) 215, 267

Philadelphia (pronounced /ˌfɪləˈdɛlfiə/ (deprecatit template)) is the lairgest ceety in Pennsylvanie, saxt-maist-populous ceety in the Unitit States an the fifty-first maist populous ceety in the warld.[3]

In 2008, the population o the ceety proper wis estimatit tae be mair nor 1.54 million,[4] whiles the Greater Philadelphia metropolitan aurie's population o 5.8 million makkit it the kintra's fift lairgest. The ceety, that lies aboot 80 miles (130 km) soothwast o New York Ceety,[5] is the naition's fowert-lairgest urban aurie bi population an its fowert-lairgest consumer media mercat, as ranked bi the Nielsen Media Research.

It is the coonty seat o Philadelphia Coonty, wi whilk it is coterminous. Popular eiknames for Philadelphia include Philly an The Ceety o Britherly Luve, frae the literal meanin o the ceety's name in Greek (Greek: Φιλαδέλφεια ([pʰilaˈdelpʰeːa], Modren Greek: [filaˈðelfia]) "britherly luve", compundit frae philos (φίλος) "luve", an adelphos (ἀδελφός) "brither").

A commercial, eddicational, an cultural centre, Philadelphia wis ance the seicont-lairgest ceety in the Breetish Empire[6] (after Lunnon), an the social an geographical centre o the oreeginal 13 American colonies. It wis a centrepiece o early American history, host tae mony o the ideas an actions that gied birth tae the American Revolution an independence. It wis the maist populous ceety o the young Unitit States, although bi the first census in 1790, New York Ceety haed owertaen it. Philadelphia served as ane o the naition's mony caipitals durin the Revolutionary War an efter. Efter the ratification o the U.S. Constitution, the ceety served as the temporary naitional caipital frae 1790 tae 1800 whiles Washington, D.C. wis unner construction.

Philadelphia is central tae African American history; its lairge black population predates the Great Migration.

Sister ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

Philadelphia haes ten sister ceeties, as designatit bi the International Visitors Council of Philadelphia (IVC):[7]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Source U.S. Census Bureau: State and County QuickFacts. Data derived from Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.
  2. "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 11, 2014. 
  3. [1] Retrieved on September 20, 2010.
  4. Retrieved on December 18, 2009.
  5. "Distance between New York City (The Bronx,New York) and Philadelphia (Philadelphia County,Pennsylvania) (US)". Retrieved 2010-12-02. 
  6. "Philadelphia, Pennsylvania". People and Places. National Geographic. Retrieved September 21, 2007. 
  7. "Department of Commerce". Retrieved 2009-04-11.