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Philadelphia, often called Philly, is the largest city in what?
A: The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

It’s the sixth largest city in what?
A: The U.S..

It’s the second largest city in the Northeast megalopolis behind what city?
A: New York City.

It’s the 68th largest city in what?
A: The world.

Since 1854, the city has had the same geographic boundaries as what?
A: Philadelphia County, the most populous county in Pennsylvania.


It’s the urban core of the Delaware Valley, the nation's seventh largest and world's 35th-largest metropolitan region, with how many residents as of 2020?
A: 6.096 million residents.

The city's population as of the 2020 census was what?
A: 1,603,797.

Philadelphia was founded in 1682 by whom?
A: William Penn, an English Quaker.

The city served as capital of the Pennsylvania Colony during what?
A: During the British colonial era.

Philadelphia went on to play a historic and vital role in the 18th century as what?
A: The central meeting place for the nation's founding fathers whose plans and actions in Philadelphia ultimately inspired and resulted in the American Revolution.


Philadelphia hosted the first what in 1774?
A: Continental Congress.

Philadelphia hosted the Second Continental Congress during which the founders did what?
A: Signed the Declaration of Independence.

Once the Revolutionary War commenced, both the Battle of Germantown and the Siege of Fort Mifflin were fought where?
A: Within Philadelphia's city limits.

The U.S. Constitution was later ratified in Philadelphia at what?
A: The Philadelphia Convention of 1787.

Philadelphia remained the nation's largest city until 1790, when it was surpassed by what city?
A: New York City.


It served as the nation's first capital from May 10, 1775 until when?
A: December 12, 1776 and on four subsequent occasions during and following the American Revolution.

In the 19th and 20th centuries, Philadelphia became a major what?
A: A major national industrial center and railroad hub.

Its industrial jobs attracted whom?
A: European immigrants.

Most of the immigrants initially came from where?
A: Germany and Ireland, the two largest reported ancestry groups in the city as of 2015.

Later immigrant groups in the 20th century came from where?
A: Italy and other Southern European and Eastern European countries.


In the early 20th century, Philadelphia became a prime destination for whom?
A: African Americans during the Great Migration after the American Civil War.

Puerto Ricans began moving to the city in large numbers during what period?
A: During the period between World War I and II, and in even greater numbers in the post-war period.

The city's population doubled from one million to two million people between what years?
A: 1890 and 1950.

Philadelphia has more outdoor what than any other American city?
A: Sculptures and murals.



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