Philadelphia is the fifth-most-heavily populated city in the United States, and it is the major city in the Pennsylvania State. The city is only consolidated city-county of the Commonwealth State of Pennsylvania and is the core of the sixth-major city area in the country. It is situated in the Northeastern part of the United States at the meeting point of the Schuylkill and Delaware rivers. The Philadelphia City is the economic and artistic hub of the Delaware Valley. According to the 2013 Census Bureau, the city had a population of 1,526,006. The five counties of Pennsylvania nearest to the city have an overall population of 4,008,994, whereas its city statistical region, which comprises parts of the four states, is an abode to over six million people. The city has two nicknames, such as the City of Brotherly Love and Philly.
The Philadelphia City was established by William Penn, an English philosopher and a real estate capitalist, in 1682 and it was functioning as the capital city the Pennsylvania settlement. Philadelphia had exceeded Boston in the 1750s to develop into the busiest port and the largest city in British America, and second largest city in the British Realm.
Philadelphia played an active role in the American Revolution and functioned as a meeting location for the Founding Fathers of America, who signed the 1776 Declaration of Independence and the 1787 Constitution. During the Revolutionary War, Philadelphia was one among the capitals of the country, and it served as the provisional capital of the United States, as Washington, D.C., was under erection. Philadelphia became a main industrial hub during the nineteenth century and railroad center, which developed from an arrival of migrants from Europe. It turned out to be a major destination for African Americans at the time of the Great Migration and exceeded two million inhabitants by 1950.
The Philadelphia City falls in the northern edge of the humid subtropical type of weather zone. In the city, summers are usually burning and humid, spring and fall are usually mild, and winter is chilly. The city experiences a high variable snowfall, with some winter months, bringing light snow and other months, bringing numerous major snowstorms, with the standard seasonal snowfall footing at 57 cm (22.4 inches), snow during November or April is uncommon, and a continued snow cover is unusual.
The Philadelphia City is the major hub of economic activity in the Pennsylvania State, and it is the home to many Fortune 500 companies and the Philadelphia Stock Exchange. By means of a gross domestic product of $388 billion, the Philadelphia City ranks 9th among the cities in the world and 4th in the country. The city is as well, the fourth-major customer media market of the country.
Art and culture
The city is well-known for its arts and culture. The soft pretzel and cheesesteak are symbolic of Philadelphia cooking, which is produced by the cultural mix of the city. The city includes a number of outdoor statues and wall paintings than any other city in the United States, and the Fairmount Park of the Philadelphia City is the biggest landscaped city park in the world. Gentrification of neighborhoods of Philadelphia continues into the twenty-first century and the city has upturned its decades-long drift of the loss of population.