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Political/Street Map
Philadelphia
 
Orientation
William Penn's "City of Brotherly Love" was the second largest city in the British Empire at the time of the American Revolution. The spirit of Benjamin Franklin still presides in old Philadelphia, but later generations have created a cosmopolitan downtown with spirited ethnic neighborhoods.

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When to Go
Philadelphia can get unbearably hot and humid in the summer and freezing cold in the winter, making spring and fall, which are generally characterized by warm days and cool nights, the best time to visit the city.

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Statistics
Area: 135.1 square miles [217.4 square kilometers]
Population: 1,517,550
Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time, five hours behind Greenwich Mean Time
State: Pennsylvania

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Getting There
 
By Plane
Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) 7 miles [11 kilometers] southwest of city
Trenton-Mercer Airport (TTN) 25 miles [40 kilometers] northeast of city
 
By Bus
Greyhound Bus Terminal
1001 Filbert Street
Philadelphia, PA
+1 215 931 4027
 
By Train
Philadelphia 30th Street Station
30th and Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
 
Amtrak Information
1-800-USA-RAIL

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Local Links
Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau
1515 Market Street, Suite 2020
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone: +1 215 636 3300
Fax: +1 212 6363327
 
News
Philadelphia Inquirer and Philly News
 
City Information
US History
Digital City

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