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county seat city in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; sixth largest city in the United States by population

Continent: North America - Region: Pennsylvania

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county seat city in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; sixth largest city in the United States by population
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Instance ofcity of Pennsylvania
LocationPhiladelphia County, Pennsylvania
Head of government
  • James F. Kenney
  • 1682
  • 1,580,863 (2017)
  • 369.609252 square kilometre
Elevation above sea level
  • 12 ±1 metre
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VIAF ID: 180363010
GND ID: 4103331-0
BNE ID: XX450981

39° 57′ 11.16″ N, 75° 09′ 47.88″ W

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English: Philadelphia is the largest city of Pennsylvania. William Penn, an English Quaker, founded the city in 1682 to serve as capital of the Province of Pennsylvania. The Founding Fathers of the United States met in Philadelphia to sign the Declaration of Independence in 1776 and the Constitution in 1787. Philadelphia also served as the U.S. capital from 1790–1800 while Washington, D.C. was under construction.
Español: Filadelfia es la ciudad mas grande del estado de Pensilvania.
Deutsch: Philadelphia ist die größte Stadt im US-Bundesstaat Pennsylvania.
Français : Philadelphie est la cité la plus grande de la Pennsylvanie, dans les États-Unis.
Italiano: Filadelfia è la città la più grande della Pennsylvania negli Stati Uniti.
日本語: フィラデルフィア市はペンシルバニア州で一番大きな都市である。
한국어: 필라델피아는 펜실베이니아 주에서 가장 큰 도시이다.
中文(繁體)‎: 費城賓夕法尼亞州的最大城市
中文(简体)‎: 费城宾夕法尼亚州的最大城市
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Main category: Sports in Philadelphia


Main category: Philadelphia skylines



From the northwest on Spring Garden Street Bridge, 2017
From the southwest on South Street Bridge, 2016
From the northwest on Lemon Hill in Fairmount Park, 2014
From the north on the rooftop of a condo building, 2014
From the northwest on the Schuylkill River, 2010
From the northeast, 2009
From the northwest on Spring Garden Street Bridge, 2009
From the east across the Delaware River in Camden, New Jersey, 2008
From the south at Citizens Bank Park, 2004
Early 20th century skyline, c.1913
From the west on Belmont Plateau at the Centennial Exposition, 1876