city of brotherly love in ancient Greek, ranks at number five in the
United States as far as it's population is concerned. The city has a
population of one million four hundred and seventy nine thousand
residents. Philli, as the city is referred to, is the largest in the state
of Pennsylvania. The first European inhabitants in Philadelphia were from
Sweden, back in the mid seventeen century. Philadelphia is one of the few
planned cities in the United States. William Penn founded and developed
Philadelphia. Penn had seen the problems London had with congestion which
brought about diseases and difficulty while trying to control a fire, so
he came up with a plan to give all the immigrants who bought land in the
city farm land outside the city.
This easily allowed residents to leave
the city, alleviating the problems brought about by overcrowding.
Independence Hall, situated in Philadelphia is one of the United States
most significant historical places. This is where the United States
constitution and the Declaration of Independence were signed in the
eighteenth century. Back in the 18th century Philadelphia was the second
largest city in the British Empire, London was the first. For ten years
late in the nineteenth century Philadelphia was made the Counties capital.
Baldwin Locomotive Works, which is the worlds biggest manufacturer of
steam Locomotives was first based in Philadelphia, but the firm moved to
Eddystone. Philadelphia's executive is an elected mayor, it's legislature
is made up of seventeen council members. Some of the big industries that
contribute heavily to Philadelphia's economy are; food, financial services
Here are a few of the major firms based in the city;
GlaxoSmithKline, Comcast, Aramark and Sunoco. Here are some of the
demographics for the city of Philadelphia; Living in Philadelphia
are 352,272 families. 45.02% of then population are White, 43.22% are
African American, 4.46% are of Asian origin, 0.27% are Native American and
0.05% Pacific Islander. Philadelphia is known for it's different original
kinds of food. here are a few; scrapple, soft pretzel, Hoagies and
Cheesesteaks. Philadelphia has a lot of attractions, Museums to keep the
avid tourists quite busy. The hotel industry in Philadelphia is one of the
best in the state.
As for the cuisines you'll enjoy eating at the
restaurants phillie has to offer. Philadelphia is one of only thirteen
cities in the United States to have four of the countries major sports
franchises; Philadelphia Eagles, Philadelphia 76ers, Philadelphia Flyers
and Philadelphia Phillies. Philadelphia Soul, Philadelphia Kixx and
Philadelphia Wings are the other sports teams based in the city.