34 Facts About Philadelphia PA

1. Philadelphia PA has a large art museum, the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

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2. Philadelphia PA is in the state of Pennsylvania, named after William Penn.

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3. Philadelphia PA is famous because it has many places tourists like to visit, like the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, and Christ Church.

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4. Philadelphia PA is a large city in the US state of Pennsylvania.

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5. Philadelphia PA beat out New York City and Columbus, Ohio, to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention, party officials announced on Thursday.

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6. Philadelphia PA is home to more Impressionist paintings than any other city besides Paris and its Rodin Museum.

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7. Philadelphia PA won for just the second time in its last nine games to keep its slim playoff chances alive.

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8. Philadelphia PA is unbeaten in its last four matches—with three victories.

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9. Philadelphia PA matched the club's highest win total, set in 2013.

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10. Philadelphia PA won for the third time on the road this season.

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11. Philadelphia PA has won six of its last eight games, which include a loss and draw.

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12. Philadelphia PA Gas Works, overseen by the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission, is the nation's largest municipally-owned natural gas utility.

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13. Philadelphia PA placed fifth in the public transit friendly category, behind Washington, DC, with the same three cities for walkability topping this category.

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14. Philadelphia PA is a regional hub of the federally owned Amtrak system, with 30th Street Station being a primary stop on the Washington-Boston Northeast Corridor and the Keystone Corridor to Harrisburg and Pittsburgh.

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15. In 1911, Philadelphia PA had nearly 4,000 electric trolleys running on 86 lines.

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16. Philadelphia PA was a bastion of the Republican Party from the American Civil War until the mid-1930s.

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17. Philadelphia PA hosts numerous local and collegiate rowing clubs and competitions, including the annual Dad Vail Regatta, which is the largest intercollegiate rowing event in North America with more than 100 US and Canadian colleges and universities participating; the annual Stotesbury Cup Regatta, which is billed as the world's oldest and largest rowing event for high school students; and the Head of the Schuylkill Regatta.

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18. Philadelphia PA has more murals than any other US city, thanks in part to the 1984 creation of the Department of Recreation's Mural Arts Program, which seeks to beautify neighborhoods and provide an outlet for graffiti artists.

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19. Philadelphia PA has more public art than any other American city.

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20. Philadelphia PA is home to the United States' first zoo and hospital, as well as Fairmount Park, one of America's oldest and largest urban parks, founded in 1855.

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21. Philadelphia PA is home to many national historical sites that relate to the founding of the United States.

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22. Philadelphia PA has the third-largest student concentration on the East Coast, with over 120,000 college and university students enrolled within the city and nearly 300,000 in the metropolitan area.

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23. Education in Philadelphia PA is provided by many private and public institutions.

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24. Philadelphia PA is the center of economic activity in Pennsylvania with the headquarters of five Fortune 1000 companies located within city limits.

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25. Philadelphia PA has its own unique collection of neologisms and slang terms.

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26. Philadelphia PA has the fifth largest Muslim population among American cities.

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27. Philadelphia PA is situated on the Fall Line that separates the Atlantic coastal plain from the Piedmont.

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28. In July 1919, Philadelphia PA was one of more than 36 industrial cities nationally to suffer a race riot of ethnic whites against blacks during Red Summer, in post-World War I unrest, as recent immigrants competed with blacks for jobs.

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29. Philadelphia PA served as the temporary capital of the United States while the new capital was under construction in the District of Columbia from 1790 to 1800.

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30. Philadelphia PA has more outdoor sculptures and murals than any other American city.

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31. Philadelphia PA is the center of economic activity in Pennsylvania and is home to five Fortune 1000 companies.

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32. Philadelphia PA was one of the nation's capitals during the revolution, and served as temporary US capital while Washington, DC, was under construction.

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33. Philadelphia PA played an instrumental role in the American Revolution as a meeting place for the Founding Fathers of the United States, who signed the Declaration of Independence in 1776 at the Second Continental Congress, and the Constitution at the Philadelphia Convention of 1787.

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34. Philadelphia PA is the economic and cultural anchor of the greater Delaware Valley, located along the lower Delaware and Schuylkill Rivers, within the Northeast megalopolis.

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