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"The City of Brotherly Love"

Page Contents for Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Statistics & Facts


History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.




Statistics & Facts

The Pennsylvania state capital is Harrisburg.
The population of Philadelphia is approximately 1,517,550 (2000), 1526006 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 674,899 (1990), 599736 (2010).
The amount of land area in Philadelphia is 349.987 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Philadelphia is 135 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 19.543 sq kilometers.
The distance from Philadelphia to Washington DC is 128 miles.
The distance to the Pennsylvania state capital is 94 miles. (as the crow flies)
Philadelphia is positioned 40.00 degrees north of the equator and 75.13 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Philadelphia elevation is 45 feet above sea level.
Philadelphia average annual rainfall is 41 inches per year
Philadelphia average annual snowfall is 21 inches per year.
The average winter temperature is 33 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 75 degrees F.


in southeastern Pennsylvania. It is 100 miles south of New York and 133 miles north of Washington, D.C
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seasonal. The winters are cold and the summers are hot and humid. Here is A weather page for the Philadelphia area.
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History & History Related Items

Philadelphia is the site of the first capital of the United States. The Quakers came here in 1681 to settle. In the beginning they lived in caves carved out along the Delaware River. Over 80 homes were quickly built. William Penn called it his "greene countrie towne". The Quakers were hard-working and industrious and this paid off as the town prospered. Many important "firsts" happened in Philadelphia: first American hospital, first medical college, first bank, first paper mill, zoo, sugar refinery, US Mint and more. One of the prominant first citizens was Benjamin Franklin.

The first and second continental congress convened here in Philadelphia. The citizens were loyal to their new country and made Philadelphia the headquarters of the American Revolution. Philadelphia was the national capital until 1800 except for a brief time when New York City was the capital. Philadelphia is rich in historical sites.

In 1800, the largest USA city was Philadelphia. The top five were Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore, Boston and Charleston, South Carolina. Philadelphia continued that distinction until 1830.

The motto, The City of Brotherly Love, came from William Penn, the English Quaker, who envisioned the area as a place where anyone of any color or background could live together in peace and harmony, thus, the motto about brotherly love.

A history page for Philadelphia. Try this timeline history page for Philadelphia.

Here is a good historical page for Philadelphia.
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The founding of Philadelphia



Community Information Center
3107 Kensington Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19134-2420
Phone: 215-291-1810

Philadelphia Zoo
3400 W Girard Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19104-1139
Phone: 215-243-1100

Independence Hall
National Historic Park
313 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 597-8974 visitor information
(215) 597-1785 (TTY)
(215) 597-8787 administrative offices
This is where the United States Began. Take a tour through the chambers where delegates approved the Declaration of Independence and drafted the U.S. Constitution.

The Liberty Bell
Between 5th and 6th Streets on Market Street in Philadelphia
Phone: 215-597-8974

Philadelphia Museum of Art
26th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19130
Mailing address
P.O. Box 7646
Philadelphia, PA 19101-7646
Phone: 215-763-8100

Philadelphia Civic Ballet
2111 Sansom St
Philadelphia, PA 19103-4406

Philadelphia Orchestra Association
1420 Locust St Fl 4
Philadelphia, PA 19102-4223
Phone: 215-893-1900

For area Professional Sports Teams, go to our Philadelphia Organizations, Churches and Sports

Japanese House & Garden
call (215) 878-5097
or write to:
Friends of the Japanese House and Garden
Box 2224
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Franklin Institute Science Museum
222 N. 20th Street
Philadelphia, PA
Phone: 215-448-1200
You can play astronaut at the "Space Command" exhibit or take an interplanetary ride at the Fels Planetarium.

Covered bridges of the Philadelphia area.

The Mütter Museum
19 South 22nd St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: 215-563-3737
First created in 1858 for the College of Physicians of Philadelphia students, the museum now houses 20,000 medical anomalies, including a cast of Siamese twins, Chang and Eng.

The first zoo in American was here in Philadelphia. The Philadelphia Zoo was chartered in 1859 and opened in 1874.
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Philadelphia City Government

The City of Philadelphia

Mayor's Office Of Info Services
1234 Market St # 1850
Philadelphia, PA 19107-3721
Phone: 215-686-8171

Philadelphia City & County
City Hall
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: 215-686-1776
or Philadelphia City & County
S 11th St At Wharton St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Phone: 215-685-1864

Philadelphia Chamber

Greater Philadelphia Chamber Of Commerce
200 S Broad St # 700
Philadelphia, PA 19102-3803
Phone: 215-545-1234

Philadelphia Organizations

Greater Philadelphia Chamber Of Commerce
200 S Broad St # 700
Philadelphia, PA 19102-3803
Phone: 215-545-1234

Philadelphia Libraries

Northeast Regional Library
2228 Cottman Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19149-1230
Phone: 215-685-0520

The Free Library of Philadelphia
1901 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: 215-686-5322

Libraries Shaping Tomorrow
3401 Market St # 262
Philadelphia, PA 19104-3319
Phone: 215-382-7031
A cooperative membership organization of hundreds of institutions that collect, preserve and provide access to the record of mankind

West Philadelphia Regional Library
125 S 52nd St
Philadelphia, PA 19139-3408
Phone: 215-823-7424

Friends Of Libraries USA
1420 Walnut St # 450
Philadelphia, PA 19102-4017
Phone: 215-790-1674
Toll-free: 1-800-9FOLUSA

Philadelphia Schools

Philadelphia City School District
Education Center
440 N. Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA 19130
Phone: 215-400-4000

Pennsylvania School For The Deaf
founded 1820
100 W School House Ln
Philadelphia, PA 19144-3404
Phone: 215-951-4700


University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
Learning to shape the science of health
600 S 43rd St
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4418
Phone: 215-596-8800

Peirce College
1420 Pine St
Philadelphia, PA 19102-4603
Phone: 215-545-6400
Toll-free: 1-888-GO-PEIRCE

College Of Physicians Of Philadelphia
19 S 22nd St
Philadelphia, PA 19103-3001
Phone: 215-563-3737
Fax: 215-561-6477
The College is a not-for-profit educational and cultural institution dedicated to examining the medical sciences and their place in society in order to enhance the understanding of medicine and the roles of physicians in history and in contemporary life. Philadelphia


The population of Philadelphia was:
1990 - 1,585,577
2000 - 1,517,550

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