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Philadelphia Facts

Philadelphia Facts

In terms of what it means to United States history, few cities can hold a candle to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Much of Philadelphia's history and features are noted prominently in books every where, but here are 7 things you didn't know about Philadelphia.

  1. Philadelphia is the fifth largest metro area based on population in the United States.

  2. The reason William Penn named the city Philadelphia (traslates from the Greek as "brotherly love") is that he was a Quaker and had first hand experience with persecution, he wanted a city where the people could worship freely no matter what religion they were.

  3. For a short time in the 1790s, Philadelphia was the capital of the United States of America.

  4. Some of the nicknames for the city of Philadelphia are: the City of Brotherly Love, the City that Loves You Back, the Birthplace of America, Philly, the Quaker City, and the Cradle of Liberty.

  5. Until passed by New York City, Philadelphia was the largest city in the United States.

  6. The Philadelphia Phillies are the city's oldest professional sports franchise having been founded in 1883.

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  8. Philadelphia was home to the first post office in America.

  9. A trip to Philadelphia would be filled completely with informative and historical places to visit. But, Philadelphia is much more than that.

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