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Northampton County and Lehigh County,


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"Christmas City, USA"

The Pennsylvania state capital is Harrisburg.

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18015, 18017, 18018

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The population of Bethlehem is approximately 75,000 (1999), 74982 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 28,486 (1990), 29365 (2010).

The amount of land area in Bethlehem is 49.886 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.432 sq kilometers.
The distance from Bethlehem to Washington DC is 149 miles. The distance to the Pennsylvania state capital is 84 miles. (as the crow flies)
Bethlehem is positioned 40.62 degrees north of the equator and 75.36 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Bethlehem elevation is 340 feet above sea level.
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Bethlehem location: in eastern Pennsylvania, near Allentown and the New Jersey border

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Climate & Weather

The weather in Bethlehem is seasonal. Here is a weather page for Bethlehem and the area.
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Bethlehem history:

Bethlehem is actually located in two counties - Lehigh County and Northampton County with the largest portion being in Northampton County. It is the largest municipality in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to be divided in twain!

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In 1937, the Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce, mindful of Bethlehem's first Christmas in 1741, declared - "Why not make Bethlehem, named at Christmas, the Christmas City for the entire country." Thus, since 1937, Bethlehem of Pennsylvania has been known throughout the world as Christmas City USA.

In 1741, a group of Moravians came to this area by the Lehigh River and Monocacy Creek. Part of the oldest organized Protestant denonination in the world, the Unitas Fratrum - founded in 1457, these followers gathered on Christmas Eve that year when the Moravians' patron, Count Nicholas Ludwig von Zinzendorf of Saxony, Germany, visited. At this time, he christened the community with the name of "Bethlehem."
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Bethlehem is the only city in the state of Pennsylvania located in two counties

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