Philadelphia, often called Philly, is the largest city in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania, and the sixth-most populous U.S. city, with a 2017 census-estimated population of 1,580,863. Since 1854, the city has been coterminous with Philadelphia County, the most populous county in Pennsylvania and the urban core of the eighth-largest U.S. metropolitan statistical area, with over 6 million residents as of 2017. Philadelphia is also the economic and cultural anchor of the greater Delaware Valley, located along the lower Delaware and Schuylkill Rivers, within the Northeast megalopolis. The Delaware Valley's population of 7.2 million ranks it as the eighth-largest combined statistical area in the United States.
Geographical type: Metropolis
Latitude: 39.95° N — Longitude: 75.17° W
Area: 11,989 km²
Events of Interest
Lengthy biographical essay, including a section on the posthumous publication and reaction to Franklin's Autobiography
Discusses the efforts of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and similar groups to preserve much broader targets than historically meaningful buildings
Discusses the Haditha killings and argues that U.S. troops in Iraq were acting more as a police force for the new Iraqi regime, which was incompatible with their military training
Lengthy biographical essay of Robert Morris, a signer of the Declaration of Independence (and other founding documents) and financier of the Revolutionary War
By , finances were a mess. The paper money was used as wallpaper. "In Philadelphia," Oberholtzer wrote, "men who wore the bills as cockades in their hats marched in a procession through the public streets accompanied by a dog which was covered with a coat of tar in which the despised pieces of paper were thickly set ..."
The introductory paragraph uses material from the Wikipedia article "Philadelphia" as of 7 Nov 2018, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.