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Philadelphia is the largest city in the state of Pennsylvania. It is the sixth most populous city in the USA. It is nicknamed Philly, The City of Brotherly Love, The Quaker City, The Workshop of the World, The Athens of America, and The City of Neighborhoods.
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Key Facts & Information
Geography and Climate
- Size: 142.71 square miles
- Population: Approximately 1.6 million
- Highest Point: Chestnut Hill at 446 feet above sea level
- Lowest Point: Sea level
- Philadelphia is located on the Fall Line between the flat Atlantic coastal plain and the Piedmont plateau region.
- It is the largest city in Pennsylvania.
- Philadelphia has what is called a “humid subtropical” climate.
- Summers are hot and humid, fall and spring are warm and cozy, while winters are quite cool and chilly.
- Philadelphia got its name from the Ancient Greek words “philos” meaning beloved and “adelphos” meaning brotherly. That’s why it’s called “brotherly love”.
- The first people to settle in Philadelphia were the Lenape Indians.
- They lived in Shackamaxon along the Delaware River.
- In the 18th century, the Lenape communities decreased in number because of smallpox and extreme conflict with the Europeans.
- In 1682, William Penn was dubbed as the “Founder of Philadelphia.”
- Philadelphia played a significant role in the American Revolution against Great Britain. It is where the Founding Fathers of the United States used to meet.
- In 1776, the Founding Fathers of the United States met at the Second Continental Congress. They signed the Declaration of Independence there.
- In 1787, the Founding Fathers of the United States met at the Philadelphia Convention. They signed the Constitution there.
- During the Revolutionary War, Philadelphia held the First Continental Congress, the preservation of the Liberty Bell, the Battle of Germantown, and the Siege of Fort Mifflin.
- During the revolution, Philadelphia was one of the United States’ capitals and even became the US capital while Washington D.C. was being built from 1790 to 1800.
- In 1750, Philadelphia became an important center for buying and selling goods.
- In 1793, the yellow infectious fever killed 4,000 to 5,000 people.
- Philadelphia became the first major commercial city in the United States because new roads, canals, and railroads were built at that time.
- In 1876, Philadelphia organized the Centennial Exposition which is the first official World’s Fair in the United States.
The City of Brotherly Love
- Philly is short for Philadelphia.
- Philadelphia became a favorite for students because it developed into an educational and economic center.
- Philadelphia has been dubbed “the mural capital of the US”, having the most outdoor statues and wall paintings in all of America.
- Philadelphia is home to one of the largest neighboring metropolitan parks in the US, which is the Fairmount Park when it is joined with Wissahickon Valley Park.
- Philadelphia is also known as an engineering science center.
In 2015, Philadelphia became the first World Heritage City in the United States.
- The United States Marine Corps originated in Philadelphia.
- Philadelphia is where the first library, cancer hospital, children hospital, medical school, national capital, musical auditorium, stock exchange, zoo, and business school were built. It is also where the first newspaper was published.
- The Independence National Historical Park is where the Liberty Bell is located. It is considered a symbol of American independence.
- Philadelphia’s significance made it an original center for America’s revolutionaries.
- The Ben Franklin bridge is a suspension bridge linking Philadelphia to New Jersey.
- In the 1750s, Philadelphia had exceeded Boston’s size. Philadelphia then became the greatest and most engaged harbor in British America and second in the British Empire after London.
- In the 19th century, Philadelphia was a host to different businesses, with business in textiles being the biggest.
- In July 1919, ethnic whites and blacks were in conflict with each other and Philadelphia was one of the 36 US commercial cities that endured those fights.
- Philadelphia is home to the Mütter Museum, a medical museum that houses medical antiques, samples, and rare oddities, like a book covered by human skin and microscopic slides of Albert Einstein’s brain.
- Philadelphia’s Gayborhood has a huge number of gay and lesbian-friendly businesses, restaurants, and bars. It is located in Washington Square.
- Philadelphia Sketch Club is one of the oldest artists clubs in the United States.
- Philadelphia’s cooking is well known for its hoagies, stromboli, scrapple, soft pretzels, crab fries, water ice, Irish potato candy, Tastykakes, shoo-fly pie, and the cheesesteak sandwich.
- Since the 18th century, rowing has been famous in Philadelphia. Philadelphia organizes the annual Dad Vail Regatta which is the biggest competition in North America between colleges and universities when it comes to rowing.
- The Philadelphia Eagles won their first Super Bowl in 2018. This happened after ten years without another championship.
- In 1893, the Reading Terminal market, which is a historic food market, was constructed in the Reading Terminal building. This building is known as a National Historic Landmark.
- The Dunkin’ Donuts Thanksgiving Parade was the first Thanksgiving parade in the US. It takes place yearly in Philly.
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Complete List Of Included Worksheets
- Philadelphia Facts
- Philadelphia A.K.A.
- Philly or Faulty
- Founding Fathers
- City of Firsts
- Centennial Puzzle
- Philly Cheesesteak And More!
- The Meeting Place
- Many Many Murals
- Let Me Tour You!
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