What is Philadelphia?

  • (noun): The largest city in Pennsylvania; located in the southeastern part of the state on the Delaware river; site of Independence Hall where the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were signed; site of the University of Pennsylvania.
    Synonyms: City of Brotherly Love


Philadelphia ( /ˌfɪləˈdɛlfiə/) 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. As of the 2010 Census, the city had a population of 1,526,006. Philadelphia is the economic and cultural center of the Delaware Valley, home to 6 million people and the country's fifth-largest metropolitan area.The Philadelphia metropolitan division consists of five counties in Pennsylvania and has a population of 4,008,994. Popular nicknames for Philadelphia are Philly and The City of Brotherly Love, the latter of which comes from the literal meaning of the city's name in Greek (Greek: Φιλαδέλφεια (, ) "brotherly love", compounded from philos (φίλος) "loving", and adelphos (ἀδελφός) "brother").

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Philadelphia, Tennessee - Education
... Philadelphia is served by Loudon County Schools ... Philadelphia pupils are zoned to the Philadelphia School (kindergarten to grade 8) and Loudon High School (grades 9-12) in Loudon ...
USS Philadelphia (SSN-690)
... USS Philadelphia (SSN-690), a Los Angeles-class attack submarine, was the sixth ship of the United States Navy to be named for Philadelphia, Pennsylvania ... In 1988, Philadelphia became the first submarine to receive TLAM-D capability ... In 1994, Philadelphia completed the first refueling overhaul of a Los Angeles-class submarine ...
Freddy Adu - Professional Career - Philadelphia Union
... In August 2011 Adu returned to Major League Soccer, signing with Philadelphia Union, reuniting him with former D.C ... Adu debuted for the Philadelphia Union on August 13 in a match against FC Dallas and scored his first goal for the club on September 7, 2011 against New England ... in the 2012 season where he was a key player to the team of Philadelphia ...
John F. Street
... John Franklin Street (born October 15, 1943) was the 97th Mayor of the City of Philadelphia ... He is a Democrat and became mayor after having served 19 years in the Philadelphia City Council, including seven years as its president, before resigning as required under ... Street was Philadelphia's second black mayor ...
Rick Barry - NBA Records - NBA Finals
... Philadelphia 76ers, 1967 NBA Finals Broken by Michael Jordan in 1993 Scoring 30 or more points in all games, any championship series 6 games, vs ... Philadelphia 76ers, 1967 NBA Finals Elgin Baylor, Michael Jordan, Hakeem Olajuwon and Shaquille O'Neal also achieved this feat ... Philadelphia 76ers, 1967 NBA Finals (40.8 ppg) Broken by Michael Jordan in 1993 Consecutive games scoring 40 or more points 2, 01967-04-18April 18, 1967 to 01967-04-20April 20, 1967 Broken by Michael ...

Famous quotes containing the word philadelphia:

    It used to be said that, socially speaking, Philadelphia asked who a person is, New York how much is he worth, and Boston what does he know. Nationally it has now become generally recognized that Boston Society has long cared even more than Philadelphia about the first point and has refined the asking of who a person is to the point of demanding to know who he was. Philadelphia asks about a man’s parents; Boston wants to know about his grandparents.
    Cleveland Amory (b. 1917)

    All the oxygen of the world was in them.
    All the feet of the babies of the world were in them.
    All the crotches of the angels of the world were in them.
    All the morning kisses of Philadelphia were in them.
    Anne Sexton (1928–1974)