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Philadelphia

(Encyclopedia) Philadelphia, name of several ancient cities. One was in Lydia, W Asia Minor (now W Turkey). At the foot of Mt. Tmolus and near the location of modern Alaehir, it was founded in the…

Philadelphia

(Encyclopedia) Philadelphia, city (1990 pop. 1,585,577), coextensive with Philadelphia co., SE Pa., on the Delaware River c.100 mi (160 km) upstream at the influx of the Schuylkill River; chartered…

Philadelphia Charge

PosGmMinGAPtsMarinette PichonF/M18139414129Zhao LihongM1713622812Kelly SmithM76034311Mandy ClemensF181046226Liu AilingM201235226Kerry ConnorsM181212215Jennifer TietjenD201800135Lorrie…

Philadelphia, Pa.

Mayor: Michael Nutter (to Jan. 2016) 2010 census population (rank): 1,526,006 (5); Male: 719,813 (47.2%); Female: 806,…

New Philadelphia

(Encyclopedia) New Philadelphia, city (1990 pop. 15,698), seat of Tuscarawas co., E Ohio, on the Tuscarawas River, in a coal and clay area; founded 1804, inc. 1833. Foundry products, machinery, and…

Philadelphia Orchestra

(Encyclopedia) Philadelphia Orchestra, founded 1900 by Fritz Scheel, who was its conductor until his death in 1907. Scheel was followed by Karl Pohlig (1907–12). Under the leadership (1912–38) of…

Brewer's: Philadelphia Stones

called Christian Bones. It is said that the walls of Philadelphia, in Turkey, were built of the bones of Christians killed in the Holy Wars. This idle tale has gained credit from the…

Philadelphia Eagles (11-5)

Philadelphia Eagles (11-5)St. LouisL, 17-20*at SeattleW, 27-3DallasW, 40-18ArizonaL, 20-21OPEN—at NY GiantsW, 10-9OaklandL, 10-20at ArizonaW, 21-7MinnesotaW, 48-17at DallasW, 36-3WashingtonL…

Philadelphia City Hall

Philadelphia, Pa.Designed in 1901 by John McArthur Jr. photo by Carol M. Highsmith The American Institute of Architects and Harris Interactive selected the Philadelphia City…

Philadelphia, PA Census Data

People QuickFactsPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaPopulation, 2003 estimate 1,479,33912,365,455Population, percent change, April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2003 -2.5%0.7%Population, 2000 1,517,55012,281,…