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  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Philadelphia, colloquially referred to as Philly, and known as The City of Brotherly Love (from Greek: Φιλαδέλφεια, /fi.la.ˈdɛl.fɛj.a/, "brotherly love" from philos "loving" and adelphos "brother") is the fifth most populous city in the United States and the largest in population and area in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
The counties adjacent to Philadelphia are Montgomery County to the north; Bucks County to the northeast; Burlington County, New Jersey to the east; Camden County, New Jersey to the southeast; Gloucester County, New Jersey to the south; and Delaware County to the west.
Philadelphia is one of the largest college towns in the United States with over 120,000 college and university students enrolled within the city and nearly 300,000 in the metropolitan area.
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 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The city of Philadelphia, which since 1854 has had the same boundaries as the county of Philadelphia, is located in the southeastern corner of the state, at the junction of the Delaware River and Schuylkill River.
Philadelphia’s transformation distinguished itself by the preservation of the old and the integration of the new; thus, a restored 18th-century town house may sit comfortably in the shadow of modern metal-and-glass high-rise buildings.
Philadelphia historically prided itself on being known as a city of immigrants, and much of the population increase in the 19th and early 20th centuries came from overseas immigration.
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For a time in the 18th century, Philadelphia was the largest city in the Americas north of Mexico City, and second only to London in size in the British Empire.
An early railroad center, Philadelphia was the original home of the Baldwin Locomotive Works, the world's largest builder of steam locomotives (which relocated to nearby Eddystone, Pennsylvania).
The Pennsylvania Railroad, once America's largest railroad by revenue and traffic volume and at one time the largest public corporation in the world, was headquartered on Broad Street, as was its merger successor, the Penn Central Railroad.
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 Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Germantown was originally the Borough of Germantown, a town in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania and is today primarily a neighborhood in Philadelphia, about six miles northwest from the center of the city.
Germantown, as with all areas of Philadelphia, is zoned to schools in the School District of Philadelphia.
The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf currently inhabits the land that formerly housed Germantown Academy, which moved to Fort Washington, Pennsylvania in 1965.
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 Philadelphia travel guide - Wikitravel
Philadelphia, often called the "Birthplace of America" and referred to as the "new Athens" early in its existence, is the birthplace of America's modern democracy.
Philadelphia's economy is as diverse as the population that inhabits the city.
Philadelphia Museum of Art [9] Famous on the outside for the steps seen in the film "Rocky" and famous on the inside for one of the world's largest collections of art, the Philadelphia Museum of Art is home to many rotating collections as well as a standard selection of pieces always on display.
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 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Philadelphia is located in the mid-Atlantic region of the eastern United States, on the Delaware River and the border with New Jersey.
Philadelphia is ranked as the 22nd "Most Fun U.S City" in a survey conducted in 2003 by Cranium Inc. Factors taken into account in the ranking include: the number of sports teams, restaurants, dance performances, toy stores, the amount of a city's budget that is spent on recreation, and other factors.
In 1854 Philadelphia was expanded to encompass all of the land of Philadelphia County.
www.citytowninfo.com /places/pennsylvania/philadelphia   (1528 words)

  
 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Philadelphia is the largest city in Pennsylvania and, at the time of the American Revolution, was the largest and most important city in America.
The First and Second Continental Congresses were held in Philadelphia, and the city served as the nation's unofficial capital throughout the Revolutionary War, except for the period between September 26, 1777, and June 18, 1778, when it was held by the British.
Philadelphia, cradle to the American dream of freedom, is home to the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States, which are great documents that cried out, “Let Freedom Ring,” just like the Liberty Bell.
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 Philadelphia Reflections
Philadelphia took an early lead in what is now called investment and still defines a certain style of it.
Philadelphia first perfected the big-city political machine, which centers on bulk payments from utilities to the boss politician rather than small graft payments to individual office holders.
C hrist Church in Philadelphia was established in 1695, and was thus recently celebrating its 310th anniversary with an exhibition of the church's artifacts.
www.philadelphia-reflections.com   (4870 words)

  
 Philadelphia Pennsylvania
The birthplace of the nation, Philadelphia, PA, 'the city of brotherly love,' is a thriving modern metropolis.
The 419 Room Philadelphia Airport Marriott is connected by skywalk to airport terminal B and is convenient to downtown via high speed rail service.
Connected to the Pennsylvania Convention Center and Gallery Mall, the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown is ideally situated in the city's...
www.innphiladelphia.com   (235 words)

  
 PHILA.GOV | Welcome to the City of Philadelphia
City Takes Comprehensive Look at Philadelphia’s Children through Report Card 2006 Report Card 2006 is the 7th annual assessment of the well-being of Philadelphia’s children and youth.
It was created to showcase the program which is responsible for the City of Philadelphia's public art collection in its entirety and serves as a liaison to facilitate communication between artists, departments, and the public.
Philadelphia Candidate's Campaign Finance Reports are now available for searching on-line.
www.phila.gov   (481 words)

  
 PhiladelphiaUSA.travel | Plan Your Philadelphia Meeting, Group Tour, or Visit at PhiladelphiaUSA.travel
Pennsylvania Convention Center Expansion due to open in 2009, the expanded Pennsylvania Convention Center will feature the largest contiguous exhibit space in the Northeast (541,000 sq.
The Lion King is raising the curtain in Philadelphia.
Philadelphia might be most famously known as the birthplace of American democracy, but you'll find it's an ideal destination for discovery as you explore its colorful neighborhoods, learn more about its rich history and delve into its spectacular sights and attractions.
www.philadelphiausa.travel   (270 words)

  
 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Our Locations - COVENANT HOUSE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Covenant House Pennsylvania operates a 51-bed Crisis Center that provides emergency shelter and a host of support services through our Open Intake Policy.
Any youth under the age of 21 in need of a place to stay is admitted, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
This program, centrally located in Philadelphia, serves youth from the community who is "at risk" and need additional support.
www.covenanthouse.org /about_loc_philadelphia.html   (232 words)

  
 The Waldorf School of Philadelphia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Waldorf School of Philadelphia - formerly Philadelphia Children's School - was founded by a group of dedicated teachers and parents who saw the need for Waldorf education in Philadelphia.
The Waldorf School of Philadelphia is located at 7500 Germantown Avenue, between Cresheim Valley Road and Gowen Avenue in the Mt. Airy section of Philadelphia.
The Waldorf School of Philadelphia is a nonprofit school which is licensed by the state of Pennsylvania and is a member of the Association of Waldorf Schools in North America.
www.phillywaldorf.com   (284 words)

  
 EO Newsroom: New Images - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Philadelphia quickly became the cultural and industrial center of the then British colonies.
Philadelphia served as the capital of the United States from 1781 until the national government moved to Washington, D.C., in 1800.
Today, the Philadelphia metropolitan area houses a population of more than 6 million people and remains one of the industrial centers of the country.
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 FRB Philadelphia
The Philadelphia Fed today released economic activity indexes for Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania for June 2006.
The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia released a series of lessons based on its exhibit, "Money in Motion." Teachers can schedule visits and use the lessons on economics and personal finance to enhance students' learning at the exhibit.
Employment Growth Continues in the Tri-State Area Steady job growth is expected to continue in the tri-state region, according to the Philadelphia Fed's first-quarter Regional Highlights.This report analyzes the region's outlook for employment, demand for housing and office space, retail sales trends, and overall growth potential.
www.phil.frb.org   (1341 words)

  
 Philadelphia Travel Information | Lonely Planet Destination Guide
When To Go Philadelphia can get unbearably humid in the summer and freezing cold in the winter, making spring and autumn, which are generally characterised by warm days and cool nights, the best time to visit the city.
If you can stand the crowds, Philadelphia comes alive with patriotic frenzy and fireworks every 4th of July (Independence Day).
The Philadelphia Museum of Art is a popular tourist attraction, but not necessarily for anything inside.
www.lonelyplanet.com /destinations/north_america/philadelphia   (284 words)

  
 Radisson Hotels & Resorts. Hotel reservations for leisure and business travel.
The Radisson Plaza-Warwick Hotel Philadelphia is known as the place to hold business and social events.
The Radisson Plaza-Warwick Hotel Philadelphia is home to three restaurants, each with its own unique flavor.
Situated in Philadelphia's lovely downtown Rittenhouse Square District, fabulous shopping, wonderful restaurants and bars, and all sorts of fabulous live performances from ballet to orchestra are all nearby.
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 Valley of Philadelphia, AASR
His Lodge membership does not have to be in Pennsylvania, although it must be in a Jurisdiction in Fraternal Communication with the Right Worshipful Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania, Free and Accepted Masons.
The Jurisdiction of the Scottish Rite Bodies in the Valley of Philadelphia is not only PHILADELPHIA COUNTY, but every other County in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania where there are no Scottish Rite Bodies of the same grade.
It is a decided advantage to the applicant to petition the Bodies nearest or most convenient to his home as he can then attend the meetings and enjoy the fellowship and privileges that rightfully belong to him as a member.
www.philascottishrite.org   (300 words)

  
 Philadelphia, The Essential Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Philadelphia has been an important city from its founding in 1682 by William Penn. In less than 100 years, during the American Revolution, it was the largest English speaking city in the world after London.
The city was a center of the Revolution, hosting first the Continental Congresses, then the British army as Washington's troops shivered in Valley Forge.
Today, Philadelphia is one of the nation's leading cities.
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 The Philadelphia Revels   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Dear Loyal Patron of Revels: As we approach the Holiday Season, the Board of Directors of the Philadelphia Revels hopes that this Season brings health and happiness to you and those you hold dear.
We would also like to thank you for your support of the Philadelphia Revels over the years and update you on the status of the organization and our hopes and plans for the future.
Two years ago, the Board was forced to grapple with a debt significant enough to require drastic measures -- smaller productions with significantly decreased scale and therefore costs -- which have kept the Revels spirit alive and have continued to bring the joy of Revels productions to the audiences that came to Rosemont College.
www.phillyrevels.org   (578 words)

  
 Philadelphia Pennsylvania Personal Injury Lawyer
In Philadelphia recently, a $5 million verdict was entered against McNeil-PPC, the makers of Infants' Tylenol.
However, a study led by Dr. Thomas Force of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, indicates that the drug may be linked to damage to the heart muscle.
According to the study, several patients with normal heart function when starting to take Gleevec, developed congestive heart failure between one and 14 months after beginning treatment.
philadelphia.injuryboard.com   (1588 words)

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