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It is really interesting to learn about this city because it is also popularly known as "Philly", "City of Brotherly Love", "The City that loves you Back", "Cradle of Liberty", "The Quaker City", "The Birthplace of America" and "The City of Neighborhoods". Its motto is “Philadelphia maneto” which means "Let brotherly love endure", which is very true about Philadelphia which embraces all cultures, religions and races. Philadelphia PA is located in United States which was founded on October 27, 1682 by William Penn to serve as a capital of Pennsylvania colony and it is the largest city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the fifth-most-populous city in the United States. It is located in the Northeastern United States along the Delaware and Schuylkill rivers, and it is the only consolidated city-county in Pennsylvania. Philadelphia PA is the economic and cultural center of the Delaware Valley, home to 6 million people and the country's fifth-largest metropolitan area.

History:

Before the arrival of Europeans, the Philadelphia PA area was home to the Lenape (Delaware) Indians in the village of Shackamaxon. In 1681, in partial repayment of a debt, Charles II of England granted William Penn a charter for what would become the Pennsylvania colony. Despite the royal charter, Penn bought the land from the local Lenape to be on good terms with the Native Americans and ensure peace for his colony. According to legend Penn made a treaty of friendship with Lenape chief Tammany under an elm tree at Shackamaxon, in what is now the city's Fishtown section. As a Quaker, Penn had experienced religious persecution and wanted his colony to be a place where anyone could worship freely. This tolerance led to better relations with the local native tribes and fostered Philadelphia's rapid growth into America's most important city.

Demographics:

As of the 2010 Census, the city had a population of 1,526,006 and the other demographic features are: Consolidated city-county with an area of 142.6 sq mi (369 km2), Land of area 135.1 sq mi (326.144 km2), Water area covering 7.5 sq mi (19.6 km2), Urban area covering 1,799.5 sq mi (4,660.7 km2), Metro area 4,629 sq mi (11,989 km2), Density of 11,457/sq mi (4,405.4/km2), urban population as 5,325,000 and metro population as 5,965,343.

Topography:

Philadelphia PA is located at 40° 00' north latitude and 75° 09' west longitude. Bodies of water include the Delaware and Schuylkill Rivers, and Cobbs, Wissahickon, and Pennypack Creeks. The lowest point is sea level, while the highest point is in Chestnut Hill, at approximately 445 feet (136 m) above sea level. Under the Köppen climate classification Philadelphia falls in the northern periphery of the humid subtropical climate zone. Summers are typically hot and muggy, fall and spring are generally mild, and winter is cold while snowfall is variable in Philadelphia.

Education:

Education in Philadelphia PA is provided by many private and public institutions. The School District of Philadelphia runs the city's public schools. The Philadelphia School District is the eighth largest school district in the United States with 163,064 students in 347 public and charter schools.

Attractions:

President's House, Philadelphia, Washington Grays Monument by John A Wilson in front of Union League of Philadelphia, Independence National Historical Park, Philadelphia's largest park-Fairmount Park encompassing 9,200 acres and including 63 neighborhood and regional parks, science museums like Franklin Institute, the Academy of Natural Sciences and the Mutter Museum; the Philadelphia Museum of Art and restaurants like Le Bec-Fin and Morimoto prove to be a great fun destinations in Philadelphia , PA.